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“Nice area” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt
Lakeside Park, Oakland, CA 94612
510 238 7275
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Ranked #2 of 100 things to do in Oakland
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Owner description: Saltwater lake in the middle of the city.
New York City, New York
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219 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Nice area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Haven't walked around the lake, just a portion of it so there aren't a lot of sights to take in. Good restaurants, but it is a walk from the Bart station. There are colorful people, but you can see a definite change in Oakland.

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Oakland
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“Great Area To Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Lake Merritt is a great relaxing out take of Oakland. There is a nice paved trail that goes all around the lake. There are plenty on benches to sit and relax and enjoy the view.

Visited December 2012
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Oakland, California, United States
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11 reviews
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“Local and low key”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a local area, with a farmers' market on week ends, good people watching, and at night the lights are quite picturesque. Fairyland is one of the all time best kid experiences; low tech (where Walt Disney got his idea of a theme park) & you must have a child with you to enter. Get the key ($2), for some reason it's is magical for kids!

Visited November 2012
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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

A great place to take a nice walk in Oakland and there are lots of places that you can grab a drink near by, find one with a view of the lake and take it all in.

Visited November 2012
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Lafayette, California
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Water by the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It's so nice to see locals enjoy what Mother Nature puts in front of them. I was there for a crew event - and wow - these women can row! But good to see my hometown of Oakland emerge as a destination for those who are trying to make a difference. Great day, great weather, fabulous venue!

Visited August 2012
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