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Beaches, adventure, and all that the Bay Area has to offer can be had while staying at this Oakland, California hotel!
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Oakland Ranked Number Five In New York Times 45 Places To Go In 2012
Last Week, the New York Times released its list of "The 45 Places to Go in 2012." (That's top 45 in the world.) And the first North American location on the list wasn't New York or Chicago or even San Francisco. It was the coolest new kid in the country, Oakland. Oakland came in at number five overall on the Times list, cited for its "new restaurants and bars beckoning amid the grit." Even we have to admit that we were a bit surprised by the honor, but we were nevertheless excited. At first glance, the high ranking seemed a wee bit premature, but considering the much-lauded bar and restaurant scene, the grassroots arts community and new ideas with retail (see Popuphood), we are reminded why our Oakland really is on the international radar. Ever since James Syhabout snagged the city's first Michelin Star for Commis in 2009, bars and restaurants have opened in Oakland with unrelenting energy. Art and nightlife lovers still flock to Art Murmur every month. And, as this last fall reminded us, Oakland still has the capacity to demand the political spotlight. The Times focused on downtown's nightlife scene, mentioning the Fox Theater, Commis, Hawker Fare, Plum and newcomer Haven. But we've got our own list of reasons to believe in Oakland.
Attractions : Enjoy the Sights, Experience the Culture. Discover Oakland's captivating mix of modern and historic. The city has an abundance of intriguing, enlightening, and just plain fun things to see and do for people of all ages and interests.
Airport: Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. One of three international airports in the San Francisco Bay Area, airlines serving Oakland International provide service to numerous destinations in the United States, as well as Mexico. It has proven a popular alternative to San Francisco International, thanks largely to a heavy Southwest Airlines presence. Complimentary Shuttle from Best Western Oakland Airport Hotel
Dining : While it's often overshadowed by nearby San Francisco, Oakland's restaurant scene offers a delicious array of dining choices. College Avenue hotspots like A Cote and Oliveto continue to draw diners while nearby Piedmont Avenue is enjoying a culinary boom thanks to restaurants like Jojo, Baywolf and the always-packed Dopo. Further afield, Otaez Mexicatessen and Tamarindo Antojeria Mexican offer superb Mexican food. And what ever you don't miss the outstanding Pizzaiolo, a restaurant so good it draws diners from that city across the bay.
Shopping : Oakland isn't a city of big-box stores or mega-malls. It's a network of communities rich with old-fashioned neighborhood shopping districts, including antique shops, chic boutiques, and ethnic treasure houses. Ethnic shops abound in Chinatown and the Latin-flavored Fruitvale district, while College Avenue, Piedmont and Grand Avenue are lined with chic boutiques. For more information on Oakland's 35 commercial districts, visit www.shopoakland.com.
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