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Old Oakland

8th and Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
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Ranked #36 of 56 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Neighborhoods
Most recent review
- Jul 31, 2013
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Oakland, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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51 attraction reviews
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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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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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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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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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San Jose, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Plenty of restaurants and bars -- and food shopping (Housewives Market/Chinatown).

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