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!
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