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“Old Downtown” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Oakland

Old Oakland
8th and Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
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Ranked #24 of 48 attractions in Oakland
Type: Neighborhoods
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SLC, UT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Old Downtown”
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!!

Visited April 2012
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San Jose, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Fun Downtown Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

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

Visited May 2012
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Oakland, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
60 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“just go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

awsome pubs, great jewelry stores, concecha and tamarindo the farmers market... just go.... plenty of parking.. and the architecture is beautiful

Visited April 2012
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phoenix
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131 reviews 131 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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“Nice small pocket of architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

This is a small pocket of Oakland adjacent to downtown, Chinatown and the Jack London Square area. The street has been gentrified and there are some interesting shops in this section. Please note; this is a relatively small number of blocks; not an extensive area.

Visited March 2012
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Santa Rosa, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Fun Neighborhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I live in Old Oakland and love it. There are lots of great restaurants and some night life too, at least on some nights. For variety, Chinatown is right next door and sort of melds with Old Oakland. The neighborhood also seems safe. I have never had a problem, although there are often panhandlers who are always friendly.

Visited February 2012
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