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Art & Soul Oakland To Be Held August 3rd

Art & Soul Oakland To Be Held August 3rd

 Would you like to be part of one of the biggest events of the summer? Check out the Art & Soul Oakland, to be held August 3 at 14th Street and Broadway in Oakland. This incredible event is a two-day arts and culture festival featuring a diverse audience enjoying 40 different bands performing on three concert stages. Stroll through the global artisan marketplace and enjoy arts and crafts from all over the world.

If you are hungry during this festival, you are in luck! The Inaugural Oaktown Throwdown BBQ is in town, where the world’s best barbecue aficionados compete for cash prizes. In addition, there will be other vendors and displays for you and your whole family to enjoy. What better way to spend one of summer’s last weekends than at the incredible Art & Soul Oakland Festival? For more information on the event, see

Let Luxor Cabs Do The Driving!

While you will certainly have a great time at the Art & Soul Oakland Festival, getting there, parking and getting out again could be a bit stressful. After all, an average of 30,000 people attend this event! Instead of fighting the crowds, why not take a Luxor Cab to the event?

Luxor Cabs have been serving the greater San Francisco area for 100 years, and our drivers know how to get you where you want to go quickly and easily. With professional cabbies who understand the area, friendly service including San Francisco’s largest paratransit fleet and low fares anywhere you want to go, it just makes sense to call Luxor Cabs when you must travel to a crowded event.

Our cabbies can pick you up, drop you off and get you where you want to go easily, without fighting traffic or searching for a parking space. The money you save on parking and gas could easily pay for your cab ride! Furthermore, if you want to enjoy a beverage at the park, it is important that you do not attempt to drive. Luxor Cabs sponsors regular “Ride, Don’t Drive” campaigns to help keep drivers off the road if they have had too much to drink. If you are going to imbibe, don’t drive! Call Luxor instead for a safe ride home.

We hope to see you at the 14th Annual Art & Soul Oakland Festival. Enjoy your weekend!

San Francisco Voted “Coolest City In America”

How much do you love San Francisco?  Would you vote for it as the coolest town around?  Apparently, some travelers and residents did just that in a recent poll!

According to, San Francisco was recently voted the “Coolest City in America.”  The decision to name San Francisco “coolest spot” came by popular vote.  Ranker asked its followers to rate cities on various factors such as great places to dine, dance and visit as well as other qualities that make cities great destinations.  San Francisco did its residents proud in many of these categories.

In addition, “experts” such as travel agents, bloggers and others who have wide experience with travel ultimately supported the public’s view of San Francisco as a great place to visit.  It seems that the City by the Bay has garnered more than its fair share of fans!

Do you agree that San Francisco is the Coolest City in America? Please tell us what you think is ‘cool’ about San Francisco.  If not, what city would you put up for that honor? Please post your answer on our blog.

What Makes San Francisco So Great?

One of the things that makes San Francisco such a cool city is the diversity of its population and its attractions.  From the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz, and from Lombard Street to Fisherman’s Wharf, there is plenty for everyone to do, no matter what your age or interests.  If you want to go a little farther afield, San Francisco is a great base of operations from which to visit the wine country, Lake Tahoe and Sacramento.

If you want to see the coolest things in San Francisco, here is a short list of “must dos” for your trip, according to San Francisco Travel:

  • The Golden Gate Bridge—this is the most famous bridge in the world and spans the 1.7 miles between Sausalito and San Francisco.
  • Cable cars.  Take a break and ride on a cable car—you will be glad you did!
  • Alcatraz—although the prison is closed, you can tour this famous facility which sits on its own island in the Bay.
  •  Fisherman’s Wharf—a great place to watch the sea lions, visit area attractions or grab some really fresh seafood.
  • Union Square—if you are serious about shopping, Union Square is the place to be.
  • North Beach—it is actually not a beach but the Italian quarter of San Francisco, filled with great restaurants and shops.
  • Chinatown—this is one of the largest Asian communities in the world outside of Asia itself, and is filled with plenty of Chinese culture.
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art—any museum in the city is a great place to visit, but this one houses some of the best works of modern masters.

In order to visit all the sights in San Francisco and get around easily, it is important to have a reliable taxicompany to take you where you want to go.  Luxor Cabs has been a staple in San Francisco for nearly 100 years.  Their taxi cab drivers are incredibly knowledgeable and professional and will get you where you want to go quickly and cost-effectively.

Along the way, these San Francisco taxi cab drivers may just give you a quick history lesson.  For example, if your route takes you past Russian Hill, your cab driver can tell you a bit about the area and why millions of people flock here every year to see the architecture and enjoy the beautiful views.  If you are looking for a great restaurant, Luxor Cabs cabbies can make good recommendations and get you to your location quickly.  If you need are just coming in to the airport and need to locate a good hotel, Luxor Cabs can help.

Our drivers are highly trained and knowledgeable about the city.  We also offer paratransit and other assistance for those who need special accommodations.  Call Luxor Cabs today for all your San Francisco taxi cab needs.