Charming... Authentic... Family-friendly
Elmwood Shopping District is where you’ll find delightful shops that feature a trove of genuine, one-of-a-kind items, some crafted locally and others carefully chosen by discerning shop owners. Just south of the Cal campus on College Avenue, this neighborhood shopping area has the air of nostalgia, but behind the shop doors you can find both vintage and modern products to suit your tastes.
Old Oakland is an historic and happening area of downtown. The primary shopping neighborhood roughly centers on the intersection of Washington and 9th Streets, extending east to Broadway, south to 7th Street, west to Clay Street, and north to 10th Street. Here you can find a mix of old and new, with novel indie retail shops and bistros located in the old restored Victorian buildings.
Vibrant... Hip... Legendary
Telegraph refers mainly to a four-block section just south of the university, from Bancroft Way (which borders the campus) to Dwight Way. One of most interesting streets in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is lined with crafts vendors selling their handmade clothing, jewelry, crafts and artwork; restaurants and cafes representing diverse cultures; and shops selling everything from Tibetan ritual artifacts to hats.
Uptown is one of the city's most exciting and diverse locales. Its boundaries are mostly defined by the area between 27th Street to the north, San Pablo Avenue to the west, City Center to the south, and Harrison St to the east. With a surprising number of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, this neighborhood is coming into its own and has become an important entertainment district that includes Oakland’s historic Fox and Paramount theaters along with gems like The New Parkway Theater.