Jun 17 2014
Planning a vacation usually means scheduling in big events, like going to a national park or seeing a famous building. It includes seeing things you may otherwise not see, and having experiences you will remember for years to come.
An opportunity that many tourists, and locals alike miss are small events hosted by local communities. What these events lack in size they make up for in local flavor, creating unique and dynamic experiences for any vacation. Oakland for example has a number of public spaces like Jack London Square, where interesting things are constantly happening.
If you are thinking of booking hotels in Oakland and you want to know more about what is happening around you, then look no further. Below is a list of cool attractions you can take advantage of.
Every first Friday of the Month, Jackson Square Park puts on a market. Starting during the day and stretching well into the night the market is a place of merriment and entertainment, including a diverse array of musicians, artists, and unique street performers. In addition, local crafts and stalls are set up, selling artwork created by locals. Finally, there is a wide range of food to choose from, as many popular local restaurants open up stalls during the event. In short, First Friday events represent the spirit of Oakland in miniature, and should not be missed.
For many, a vacation is more then just relaxing. It is hiking, biking, and staying fit. For those staying at Oakland hotels or thinking about booking places to stay in Oakland, Jackson Square Park hosts a weekly complimentary cross fit workout. Consisting of a number of challenging trials and hosted every Wednesday from 6 to 7pm, these events will help keep your body fit as you explore this fascinating city.
Finally, if you just want to sit back and enjoy a beautiful sunset, consider attending the weekly outdoor movie screening, held every Wednesday evening. A reasonable walk from most hotels in Oakland, Wednesday night movies is an excellent opportunity to relax outside with others while enjoying an excellent film.
The above list only scratches the surface of everything going on in Oakland. If you are traveling through, or even a local, then don’t miss these events as they are sure to impress.