Oakland, California: 6 Reasons it’s More Awesome Than You Think
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A 2,800 seat movie theater with Middle Eastern influenced architecture inside, it is now a school, restaurant, and prominent live concert venue.
Grand Lake Theater
Community-centered pub and theater showing new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming and pub located with cozy couches.
Oakland Museum of California
Museum dedicated to the art, history, and natural science of California.
Museum and library dedicated to the preservation and sharing of the history, art, and culture of African Americans in Oakland, the Bay Area, and Northern California.
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Take a pedal boat or gondola cruise through the lake, take a stroll and visit the Gardens at Lake Merritt, 11 themed botanical gardens.
Park and plaza with 16 restored early Oakland Victorian homes.
Architecture reminiscent of homes and buildings found in storybooks made popular in the 1920s.
|Montclair fire startion (Photo: oaklanddailyphoto.blogspot.com)|
Redwood Regional Park
A hidden redwood forest lies just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland for great hikes and your dose of nature.
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The Waterfront to Panoramic Views
Jack London Square
Not only beautiful, but a great site on the Oakland hills to take panoramic photos, and see their epic light show during the holidays.
Food, Walking and Bike Tours
Savor Oakland Food Tours a tasting tour food and wine in and around Jack London
Oakland’s Temescal Tastes is similar to Savor but in the Lake Temescal Area
East Bay Winery Bike Tours takes you from Oakland to Alameda to 3-4 wineries on bike.
Old School Jams
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