Weekend in Oakland, CA
Collected by Tracy Zhang
Two day itinerary for everything Oakland
2121 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
I remember when they started construction on this $175,000,000 cathedral on Lake Merritt by the also new Whole Foods. It looked like someone had taken their life size Erector Set and started flinging about Tinker Toys. There was no way to tell...
1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
From 1928, when it opened as the West Coast Oakland theater (planned original name: The Bagdad), until it slid toward "final" closure in 1970, the Fox Theater was one of downtown Oakland's two classic movie palaces (See the Paramount Theatre as...
817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
On a lazy Saturday morning head to Caffe 817 in Old Oakland (downtown) for a breakfast of poached eggs, olive tapenade and toasted levain. Add a latte bowl or cappuccino for the perfect start to your day! After breakfast explore the neighborhood...
468 Perkins St, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
Looking a place to run while you're in Oakland? Lake Merritt offers a 3.4-mile circumference that takes you past downtown, through Lakeside Park, past the historic Grand Lake Theater, and along Lakeshore Avenue. If you need a challenge, jog up the...
2300 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
In addition to fantastic and relatively cheap food, this is where you'll find the best backstory of any restaurant in Oakland. In 2011, James Syhabout, Oakland's only Michelin-starred chef (for his Commis, on Piedmont Avenue, which is Oakland's...
1900 Rashida Muhammad St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
In September 2011, Oakland unveiled "Remember Them: Champions for Humanity" in the Henry J. Kaiser Sculpture Park in Fox Square, around the corner from the Fox Theatre. It gook artist Mario Chiodo 10 years and 60,000 pounds of bronze to render the...
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Architect Timothy Pflueger completed the Paramount in 1931, and the theater became an instant landmark among Depression-era movie palaces. After decades of neglect, it was restored in 1973, and although it's taken more than 30 years for the rest...
1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
With art, history, and the natural sciences all under one roof, the Oakland Museum has been working to address the many facets of life in California since it opened its doors more than 40 years ago. After undergoing a recent renovation and...
471B 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
Near the corner of 9th & Broadway, Marion & Rose's Workshop, in the Old Oakland neighborhood, is fun place for unique gifts for friends or for yourself! Lots of small artwork, children's clothing & toys, housewares, Blue Chair jams, jewelry & LOTS...
3800 Main St, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
The Alameda Antiques experience is such a cool way to spend the morning of your first Sunday of any month on the calendar year. It's the largest show in Northern California and it has over 800 dealer booths that are selling items at least 20 years...
Old Oakland, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
The Oakland Tribune--a once-influential newspaper controlled for decades by the Knowland family and later purchased by editor/publisher Bob Maynard, becoming the first African-American-owned major metropolitan daily--no longer occupies its...
5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618, USA
For his latest novel, "Telegraph Avenue," Oakland resident Michael Chabon created a store, Brokeland Records, inspired by the local shops he'd actually hung out in, scouring the LP bins: Berigan's, DBA Brown, Groove Yard. For a book-release party,...
1621 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Van Kleef is an unassuming dive bar with massive instruments and vintage collectibles hanging from the ceiling to the ground. They also have some kind of pull with the grapefruit growers of America, because their grapefruits— cut in quarters and...
708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
Most dimsum places aren't known for their service so and this place is no different, but I just go for the food! I’ve eaten dimsum in Hong Kong and if you can survive that you can survive anything! There always a big debate as to whether Legendary...
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