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Address: 8th and Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

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well preserved and charming part of town

Downtown Oakland, west of Lake Merritt and close to the Jack London Square, amid newly built Condominiums, the City is revitalized. Unfortunately Broadway has suffered for lack... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2013
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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a reburbished area of downtown Oakland. During the week there is activity there with offices and people around. On weekends there is little happening there, although there is a bit of activity around the couple of restaurants....its popular the the people in the court for lunches at the deli and other restaurants.

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Oakland, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

There was one street I walked on which had leaves coming down since it was autumn-time. Soooo pretty. I heard there's a pretty good farmers' market on Friday mornings and I like how there are more little restaurants and local cafes popping up everywhere. (Although some may say that Oakland is becoming more "hipster" for that reason)

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piedmont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Downtown Oakland, west of Lake Merritt and close to the Jack London Square, amid newly built Condominiums, the City is revitalized. Unfortunately Broadway has suffered for lack of businesses, that have been targeted for vandalisms.

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Chicago, Illinois
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676 reviews 676 reviews
125 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Hard to think of "Old Oakland" as a destination attraction. Surely there is no there there, and probably never was. Go to Fourth Street in Berkeley if you wish to stroll in the East Bay.

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Libertyville, Illinois, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were there on a Friday and enjoyed walking around the farmer's market. Many samples-interesting fruits and veggies. Some ethnic type foods and some alternatives for dairy. It was truly a farmer's market, not overly filled with flower stands, meats, cheeses, etc.

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Tehachapi, California
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361 reviews 361 reviews
58 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Bums, addicts, homeless abound. Needs to be cleaned up. Disgusting. I will not be out after dark. Make that day, too. No thanks,

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Logan, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I don't know why the Trip Advisor app gives an address of 835 Chester for Old Oakland. The area designated Old Oakland (complete with banners on light poles) is more than a mile away, between Clay and Broadway and roughly 8th and 10th. There are a number of well maintained Victorian buildings. The Historic Housewives Market on Washington is worth... More 

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Newark, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

A native of Oakland, I was delighted to see the reinvention of one of our most beautiful architectural locations. A perfect mixture of new and old, this part of Oakland features some magnificent dining (Tamarindo, Cosecha & Siam Bay among others) and is a must see for visitors.

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Los Angeles
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Visit the Belgium beer bar, around old town. The Indian food is out of this world. Would eat there everyday if we could.

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SLC, UT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Love the downtown it's got such great old buildings with cool architecture. Lots of little shops and deli's -Go exploring we found one we loved!!

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