Oakland: Love It

There’s a world-class city making waves in the Bay Area…and it might not be the one you think. For decades, Oakland has been quietly going about its business, building up an enviable art scene, drawing members of the creative class, and taking advantage of its diversity to offer cultural and culinary options few other cities can match. Now, the secret’s out — Oakland is poised to become America’s next “it” town.

Scroll down for stories on Oakland’s renaissance, and find out what you didn’t know about this city by the bay. Once you’re fully inspired, find us on social using the hashtag #Oaklandloveit and join the conversation.

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21 images of Oakland we can't stop looking at

We've come across countless images that depict the spirit of the city, and which have stayed in our minds for their beauty and inspiration.

This is what makes Oakland great

My perspective on Oakland was forever changed within the span of three days.

11 reasons Oakland is one of America's premier sports cities

A city of underdogs, a city of champions.

11 underground spots in Oakland to check out before they go mainstream

You may have these places more or less to yourself...for now.

East Bay melting pot: How to travel the world without leaving Oakland

When it comes to local world travel, Oakland might just be the West Coast king.

A 7-day guide to Oakland nightlife

A seven-day guide to going out in Oakland.

30 incredible places under 4 hours from Oakland

The city is in proximity to a whole host of pretty amazing places.

18 reasons everyone cool and creative is moving to Oakland

The 4 words I'm constantly hearing: “I’m moving to Oakland.”

20 things you didn't know about Oakland

#6: It's one of the most diverse places in the USA.

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