The San Joaquin Valley is rich with history. Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is a unique treasure that reflects this. This state park which was originally founded as a town in 1908, allows you to take a sneak peak into the past and experience the everyday lifestyle that was once a utopia for African American families and individuals searching for the “American Dream.”
This state park is family friendly and is about 30 miles north of Bakersfield. It celebrates 4 events throughout the year, Annual Rededication, Black History Month, Old Time Jubilee, and Juneteenth. With plenty of vendors, food stands and entertainment, this destination is great to visit when looking for hidden history in California.
90 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 9460
This trendy spot serves up artisan Japanese noodles along with a full bar featuring signature hand crafted cocktails. The restaurant’s quirky decor includes Power Ranger-themed tiki drinks, anime playing in the background, and on Fridays, you can find staff dressed up as Power Rangers. You’ll definitely want to check out this spot for its unique atmosphere and top-quality ramen dishes.
Getting there: From Jack London Station, walk 5 minutes along Embarcadero West or 2nd Street to reach 90 Franklin street in the plaza.