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“Gondola Servizio” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt
Lakeside Park, Oakland, CA 94612
510 238 7275
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Ranked #5 of 48 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: Saltwater lake in the middle of the city.
Oakland, California
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“Gondola Servizio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

I took my partner on a gondola ride for her birthday in October on Lake Merritt. I was trying to find something original, that we hadn't done before, and this definitely fit the bill.

From the very beginning of the planning, the company was very responsive. The gondola ride starts at The Lake Chalet; we had a mimosa before departure--and then met the gondolier. He was very nice and gave us a choice in terms of which direction we preferred to travel. He sang to us and chatted a bit as well. It was so quiet on the lake, almost as though we weren't even in the city.

I would definitely recommend this little attraction on the lake!

Visited October 2010
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“this lake is a great place for joggers...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

this lake is a great place for joggers who likes looking at other attractive people while jogging. Nice place to say hi to other nice mixed crowd people.

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“The Gondola Boats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2007

There is so much to see and do at Lake Merritt. A nice place to spend the day. We took the gondola boat for a ride and was seranaded, very romantic. Across the street are the Bonsai gardens, a must see and then there is Fairy Land for the children. It was great.

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