Oakland

Oakland Travel Guide

Articles about Oakland

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Hotels in Oakland

A 1960's motel-style property with 143 nautically inspired rooms overlooking the marina.

Restaurants in Oakland

Proof that Oakland has NoCal’s buzziest restaurant scene? Its new nickname: Brooklyn West. Honoring Alice Waters’s ethos is Ramen Shop, owned by three Chez Panisse alums. Creative noodle soups spotlight homegrown produce such as Meyer lemons and chanterelles. BART stop: Rockridge

Things to do in Oakland

Mani Niall works the ovens at the light-filled Sweet Bar Bakery. Our pick: the pumpkin-ginger cupcakes with salted caramel. BART stop: 19th Street/Uptown Oakland