Discover Oakland: A Gem of Culture, Cuisine, and Adventure
January 22, 2024

Last Updated: March 28, 2024

Oakland, CA

Source: Visit California.

By Bianka K. Huling, Communications Analyst, AMCHP


We are excited to host this year’s conference in Oakland, California, and can’t wait to see you there! Start planning your time outside of all the wonderful activities by exploring some of the options below. You can also find more recommendations on the conference platform.


A Melting Pot of Activities 

Oakland is a city of unforgettable experiences and adventure. With an array of activities for every demographic, you will find the city is a place that caters to every interest.  Here’s a sneak peek at what awaits you: 

Oakland Museum of California

Visit the Oakland Museum of California to explore its numerous exhibits and events. Check back frequently for daily events that will be hosted during your stay! 

Oakland Museum interior.

Source: Visit Oakland.


Black Liberation Walking Tour

Experience the Black Liberation Walking Tour, featuring a Mural Tour, and explore the Hoover-Foster neighborhood of West Oakland. The tour is led by local natives and focuses on the neighborhood’s rich history and heritage.  

Black Liberation Walking Tour guide speaking on a microphone to the crowd.

Source: Visit Oakland.


Chabot Space & Science Center

The Chabot Space & Science Center is your gateway to the cosmos and features interactive exhibits and planetarium shows. 

Chabot Space Science Center

Source: Visit Oakland.


Hiking in Redwood Regional Park

If you have some additional time on your hands and are seeking to escape into nature, consider going to Redwood Regional Park as a peaceful retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle.  

Trees at Redwood Regional Park.

Source: Visit Oakland.


Oakland Zoo Adventures

The Oakland Zoo is perfect for animal lovers and hosts over 850 native and exotic animals. It’s a great outing for those who want to spend the day having fun while mixing in a bit of education.  

Oakland Zoo entrance

Source: Wikipedia.


Visit a Farmer’s Market

You may have been to other farmers’ markets, but you need to experience an Oakland farmers’ market! With options on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this is an opportunity to taste some fresh fruits, vegetables, and local foods, and listen to some live music.

Source: Visit Oakland.


Catch an Oakland A’s Game

Don’t miss the opportunity to watch the Oakland A’s play at the Oakland Coliseum! This will most likely be their last year in Oakland at this stadium. Visit their webpage to view the schedule in April and buy tickets.

Source: SF Tourism Tips.



Black-Owned Restaurants & Businesses, and Historic Places

Oakland stands out for its Black history and community and proudly offers many Black-owned restaurants and businesses you can support and enjoy during your stay!


Culinary Delights: Oakland’s Dining Scene 

 Oakland’s food scene caters to many global cuisines and taste buds. Try out these dining experiences during your stay:  


Not-to-Miss Events (April 13-16, 2024) 

You will find that no two visits are the same in Oakland. Here are additional events you may want to check out during your stay:  

  1. Los Angeles Azules Concert:  Experience the rhythm of Latin beats with Los Angeles Azules. 
  2. Cultural Explorations: Take a tour of the Elizabeth Gamble House and Garden. 
  3. Comedy Nights, or StorySlam Oakland, is a storytelling event where participants are invited to share true personal stories live. 


Oakland Awaits 

To keep up with the latest events and happenings, check out the following sites for details on upcoming events: 

 We look forward to seeing you in Oakland!