Oakland, California has more to offer than anyone would have guessed. From a vibrant underground music and art scene to the most straight ahead sustainable restaurants and businesses, it should not be missed on a vacation to the Bay Area. Oakland has a rich history marked by a welcoming spirit and the most ethnically diverse population in the United States. This ground-breaking guide is the first in Serena Bartlett's new travel series. The beauty of the natural habitats, cultural celebration and flavors of this city are brought to the written page for the first time. Come travel with her, using your GrassRoutes Travel Guide. This travel guide includes 35 maps and illustrations, and travel tips for every kind of trip. It features sustainable, local businesses so you can give back to the community. Designed both for locals and travelers alike, this guide incorporates a multiplicity of experiences for every age and economic status.