Oakland Makes National Geographic Travel’s Best Trips List for 2019
Oakland Among 28 Best Places to Visit in 2019, According to National Geographic Traveler’s Editors and Explorers
With the publication of its annual Best Trips issue, National Geographic Traveler magazine has revealed its 28 must-see destinations and travel experiences for 2019. Together, Traveler editors and National Geographic Explorers have selected their top places to travel across four categories: Cities, Nature, Culture, and Adventure – and Oakland was selected in the Culture category. Oakland was one of only four U.S. destinations included in the list and the only city in California chosen. Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the country, with more than 125 languages spoken within the city. This diversity has created a vibrant culture and welcoming community in Oakland, and is reflected within the city’s culinary scene, arts, nightlife and events. The destination has long been home to innovators, creatives, and artists and offers unique experiences to explore many types of art forms. Oakland’s culinary scene welcomes visitors to experience its epicurean endeavors where chefs test out their creative culinary skills and deliver amazing cultural experiences. Another way visitors can indulge in Oakland’s culture is through the city’s major events, including Restaurant Week in January, Black Joy Parade in February, Art Month in May, Pride Parade and Festival in September and festivals throughout the summer.