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32 Awesome Things to Do in Oakland

If you're moving to Oakland, or even just visiting, these are the things to do, see, and taste you simply can't miss.
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1. Start your day with an epic breakfast at Mama's Royal Cafe

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Source: Flickr user George Kelly

2. Soak up local flavor with a mosey through the Rockridge, Temescal, and Dimond districts

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Source: Flickr user Frank Farm

3. Hunt for all the telephone pole gnomes

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Source: fairyroom.com

4. Eat a bear claw the size of your face at Colonial Donuts

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Source: Flickr user Umamimart

5. Try one of the dozen-plus kinds of mac and cheese at Homeroom

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Source: homeroom510.com

6. Hop on the Sky Tram at the Oakland Zoo and soar above the giraffes

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7. Pop over to Alameda and play retro arcade games at High Scores

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Source: High Scores

8. Tour the historic Dunsmuir House and its gardens

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Source: Wikipedia

9. Visit the grave of the Black Dahlia at Mountain View Cemetery

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10. Devour the tea leaf salad from Burma Superstar

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Source: Flickr user Kennejima

11. Watch a cult classic while sipping a beer at the new Parkway Theater

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12. Drink like it's 1883 at Heinholds' First and Last Chance Saloon

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Source: Wikipedia

13. Hoot and holler at The Uptown's classy burlesque revues

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Source: Wikipedia

14. Canoe or kayak along the Oakland Estuary

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Source: Flickr user Daniel Ramirez

15. Consume far too much caffeine during a Blue Bottle factory tour

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Source: Flickr user star5112

16. Spend a day as a circus performer at Trapeze Arts

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Source: Flickr user Sha Sha Chu

17. Sample any one of the dozens of brews at The Trappist

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Source: Flickr user Klara Kim

18. Pedal boat around Lake Merritt, taking in the recently renovated shoreline

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Source: Flickr user John Martinez Pavliga

19. Go urban hiking in the city, or take to the hills and discover countless hidden staircases

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Source: oaklandurbanpaths.org

20. Hit the ice (but try not to fall) at the Oakland Ice Center

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Source: ouroakland.net

21. Admire the skill of the bonsai gardeners at the Lake Merritt Botanical Garden

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Source: gsbf-bonsai.org

22. Treat yourself to a spa day at the ultra-ritzy Claremont Hotel

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Source: claremontresort.com

23. Learn about the history of indigenous cultures at the Peralta Hacienda in Fruitvale

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Source: Flickr user Jo Guldi

24. Go on a dive bar crawl headlined by the likes of Kingfish, and the Heart and Dagger Saloon

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Source: Flickr user George Kelly

25. Get out into nature with a stroll through the Redwood Regional Park

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Source: Flickr user sfbaywalk

26. Grab some incredible dim sum at Tao Yuen Pastry after a stroll through Oakland's Chinatown

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Source: oaktownlife.com

27. Grow your brain at the Oakland Museum of California

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Source: mack5.com

28. Take your sweetie for a romantic nighttime gondola cruise on the lake

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Source: Flickr user Hitchster

29. Have some pizza with your cocktail at the Boot and Shoe Service

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Source: raccoonstar.com

30. Marvel at the Mormon Temple's architecture up close (and at night)

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Source: Wikipedia

31. Revel in snootiness with a wine pairing at Commis

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Source: Flickr user Arnold Gatilao

32. Take in the amazing view of the Bay from the Chabot Space and Science Center

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Source: Chabot Space and Science Center

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Posted on: February 28, 2014
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