The 1950’s were all about good, old-fashioned American fun. It was poodle skirts, lettered jackets and meeting up at the neighborhood ice cream parlors. Half a century later, these chill meet-up spots are thankfully still aplenty and open to make your sweet tooth’s whipped cream dreams come true. Get ready for a spoonful of nostalgia as your flip through the coolest spots for serving up retro root beer floats and vintage vanilla sundaes in America.

Fenton’s Creamery – Oakland, Ca

Not many businesses get to celebrate their 119th birthday. Fenton's Ice Cream Shop in Oakland, California is one of them and generations of customers have the memories to prove it. This East Bay favorite is the perfect mix of history and innovation. Still making ice cream from hand, while continuing to come up with innovative flavors that get the stamp of approval from mini palates of today.

Insider Scoop: Pint-sized ice cream buffs will love the Arctic Tour, a 30 minute lesson on the history of ice cream and how it’s made. Click here for more information on the tours.

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— Aimee Della Bitta