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“Good, but not great!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt
Lakeside Park, Oakland, CA 94612
510 238 7275
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Ranked #5 of 46 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: Saltwater lake in the middle of the city.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Good, but not great!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Good size lake (3.1 miles around) and within walking distance from the hotel. Sidewalk is rough. Lots of people walking. I recommend not walking alone early in the morning or late at night.

Visited March 2013
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“A place to chill out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Good place to chill out. Nice views of the city and people watching.
Check out Grand Lake Theatre, Heart and Dagger Saloon and all the places to eat there. Great spot for family outings like renting a paddle boat, or gondola ride. You don't really know Oakland until you get to know Lake Merritt and all it's surrounding communities (Chinatown, Piedmont, Lakeshore, Etc...)

Visited August 2012
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Oakland, CA
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“Run, Walk, Picnic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I love Lake Merritt. I often walk my dogs here, and sometimes bask in the sun on the grass if it's warm enough.

You will see many walkers, joggers, and runners here. You may even catch some hipsters partaking in a horrible drum circle (stay away!).

This is a true Oakland gem!

Visited January 2013
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“A romantic stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Loved everything about our time here. It was slightly crowded but was nice to see all the families that were out together and spending time with each other. It was also nice and quite shocking to see all these little kids running with their parents and practicing good health skills by staying fit and active.

Visited March 2013
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“Well worth the walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Nice walk around downtown Oakland. Definitely worth it

If you're staying in Oakland, you must take a walk around the lake

Visited February 2013
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