Oakland and its sidekick Berkeley are forerunners to many black trends and national trends in general. Start yours here too.
Sly & The Family Stone Bay Area Funk
Though it may never surpass San Francisco’s reputation, Oakland is cutting a tourism path all its own. From old-school Black Panthers to East Bay Funk to Tupac, and to new-school comedy & film festivals Oaktown is a city on the move. Its waterfront and nightlife are filled with dining and dancing options. Most journeys here begin with Jack London Square on the waterfront.