Oakland Ranks #8 On List Of Best U.S. Travel Destinations

Oakland Ranks #8 On List Of Best U.S. Travel Destinations

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland has done it again — another year, another top 10 list.

This time, Oaktown grabbed the #8 spot on Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in the U.S.’ list of travel destinations for 2015.

Lonely Planet called Oakland an “incubator for adventurous restaurants,” praised the city’s waterfront, its trails, and called ‘Oakland’s Art Murmur’ (First Fridays) a “can’t-miss cultural event.”

An entire article details the many reasons “quirky artsy cool has moved east across the Bay” from San Francisco.

Here’s the complete list:

1. Queens, New York
2. Western South Dakota
3. New Orleans, Louisiana
4. Colorado River region
5. North Conway, New Hampshire
6. Indianapolis, Indiana
7. Greenville, South Carolina
8. Oakland, California
9. Duluth, Minnesota
10. Mount Shasta region, California

Lonely Planet is a travel publisher, producing guidebooks and eBooks on just about every destination, and printing over 120 million books in eleven different languages.