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Welcome to Oakland Central, your portal to Downtown Oakland from the Uptown Arts and Entertainment District to the Jack London waterfront, from Chinatown to Koreatown, from Lake Merritt to Old Oakland and everything in between. This is the place to get The Scoop on Oakland’s best shopping, dining, nightlife, entertainment, local artists, outdoor adventures, community events and much more! Learn More

Getting Around


This area is central not only to the City of Oakland but to the entire Bay Area. Once you get here you won’t want to leave. Learn how to navigate the area on-foot, by bike, car, and public transit. Learn More



Oakland is buzzing with energy from a thriving restaurant scene, diverse entertainment and arts offerings and a vibrant nightlife. Check out all the can’t-miss happenings here. Read More

The Buzz