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Experience the renaissance of Oakland, California.

Get inspired by Oakland’s Rock-R&B-Soul-Jazz-Reggae-Metal-Hip-Hop-Rap-Alt-Americana-Electronica-Experimental-Latin-Classical-Funk-World music. Stroll Uptown’s Art Murmur galleries. Visit hip downtown hangouts and undiscovered clubs. See the hottest music acts at a stadium or restored Art Deco music palaces. Root for the home or visiting team at an Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, or Golden State Warriors game. Visit one of the city's museums or family-friendly attractions. Uncover the trendsetting foodie scene that is making Oakland the hip, new epicurean epicenter of the West Coast. Get inspired by the Soul-Ethiopian-Gastro-Pub-Pan-Asian-Wood-Fired-Vegan-Fusion-BBQ-Indian-Italian-Japanese-Food Truck cuisine. Indulge in Michelin star fine dining or down-home classics. The faire is reflective of a city that welcomes innovative chefs and adventurous diners.

The sunny weather, waterfront shoreline, urban lake, and over 100,000 acres of parks and trails make Oakland an ideal destination for outdoor recreation. Additionally, Oakland is conveniently located in the heart of the Bay Area, with easy access to three international airports, wine country, national parks, and several major cities, including San Francisco and San Jose. Oakland is home to the country's fifth largest subway system, a ferry terminal, train stations, and access points for the state's major highways. The destination has received recent acclaim as the #5 place to visit in the world by The New York Times and as one of the top art destinations by ArtPlace America. Come see why Forbes, Travel + Leisure, Sunset, and other publications are raving about Oakland. Plan your next trip today at visitoakland.org.

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