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Postcard scavenger hunt in Oakland

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 62 reviews.Oakland, United States

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Experience hosted by Jena

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Explore picture-perfect East Bay spots with a local

How many times have you bought postcards in a souvenir shop that looked nothing like what you actually saw while exploring the streets? Join me as we hit the streets of Oakland using postcards as our guide. We'll be in search of the best local eateries, bookshops, and hangouts. On this scavenger hunt, we'll use the imagery on postcards to guide us down Telegraph Avenue in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood. As we find the location featured on the front of each postcard, we'll stop to write, stamp, and drop them in mailboxes.

What's included

  • Equipment
    Postcards, stamps, pens
From $38
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Jena

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 62 Reviews
  • Identity verified
As the founder of StreetSalad.Co, I turn images captured around the world into print postcards. I then use the landmarks pictured on the postcards with local walking tours. As a Bay Area native, I can offer a memorable experience for solo travelers, local explorers, and large groups alike. The best part is being able to send a personal hand written note to a friend or family member saying, "you should be here!" You can shop all of our postcard collections at www.StreetSalad.Co
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Where you'll be

We'll walk and scavenge along Telegraph Avenue in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood. We'll make stops at my favorite local shops, iconic murals, and hole-in-the-wall restaurants, including: Bakesale Betty, Concept 47, Tara's Organic Ice Cream, Dandelion Post, and Marcus Books.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Sabrina
August 2019
Oh my gosh! What a great experience we had!!! Jena is the most awesome person with a super chilled and inclusive vibe (she is one of the coolest people we’ve met!) She is extremely knowledgable about local artists and passionate about Oakland as a whole. We had an amazing time and would recommend this experience to absolutely everyone. The postcards are beautiful and searching for them en route was a lot of fun :) Thank you Jena!!
Oh my gosh! What a great experience we had!!! Jena is the most awesome person with a super chilled and inclusive vibe (she is one of the coolest people we’ve met!) She is extremely…
Omar
July 2019
We really enjoyed our walk with Jena, she was great at pointing out cool art on the streets and discussing the history behind them. Jena was also great at showing us cool spots around Oakland that we really enjoyed and want to come back to. This was definitely a great way to explore Oakland, it's culture, and cool spots. We are now excited and eager to go back to explore some more on our own!
We really enjoyed our walk with Jena, she was great at pointing out cool art on the streets and discussing the history behind them. Jena was also great at showing us cool spots aro…
Wenchao
July 2019
Jena's experience is thoughtfully designed. Loved the idea of using postcards to guide street discovery. The conversations were fun. We left finding many places we'd go back to. Highly recommended!
Kyle
February 2019
Jena is the highlight of this entire experience. Her storytelling skillset as well as authentic relationship to her mission in sharing the communities she's been touched by that make Oakland a brilliant place is inspiring. We got ice cream, and, that was a highlight too. This experience is fostered in human connection, sharing of words and laughs and I'd invite anyone seeking to learn much more than what you'll find on Yelp about the history of some shops in Oakland. Oh and you have to meet Jena, she's a ball of light.
Jena is the highlight of this entire experience. Her storytelling skillset as well as authentic relationship to her mission in sharing the communities she's been touched by that ma…
Mengyuan
January 2019
Discovered so many shinning spots in Oakland, Jena made me fall in love with city and its unique neighborhood which has such a strong cultural vibe. Jena herself is also very inspirational. Join her, you won't regret :)
Rebecca
January 2019
Jena completely redesigned our scavenger hunt so our group of 7 had a super fun and informative experience despite the downpour of rain. At the end, everyone just felt like continuing to hang out-- like a good party. She is extraordinary and instigates fun!
Jena completely redesigned our scavenger hunt so our group of 7 had a super fun and informative experience despite the downpour of rain. At the end, everyone just felt like continu…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Be prepared to walk and stop in shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Also, bring the addresses of five loved ones so we can write and send postcards along the way.