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Historic Preservation

Lots of old buildings from around 1900 have been preserved and re-purposed with restaurants and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Revitalized section

You feel a lot of energetic vibes around the few blocks along Broadway. The BART station is nearby... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of old buildings from around 1900 have been preserved and re-purposed with restaurants and bars. Lively night life area with a bunch of new apartment buildings. I am around this area almost every day.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You feel a lot of energetic vibes around the few blocks along Broadway. The BART station is nearby. Many young people were coming and going. There are lots of restaurants around. Will tourists follow?

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed November 24, 2018

I'm here just about everyday and I enjoy the historic preservation, the lovely old building that have been recycled with cool restaurants and bars. Lively at night. And some new developments going up. Downtown and near transit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed July 18, 2018

I'm here almost everyday, lovely part of downtown with lots of bars and restaurants and a farmer's market, great preserved historic buildings.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 14, 2018

This is really a very small section of downtown Oakland, but it is cute and interesting. I don't know that I would make a special trip to see it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ann W
Reviewed December 3, 2017

This New Yorker exiled to San Francisco prides himself in knowing of and all about the hyper-speed revival of Oakland. But I was completely blown away over Old Oakland. A bit of background: four decades ago, during my first return to the Bay Area, I...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

Some really lovely old buildings preserved and reused as bars and restaurants. Lots of good good here, plus some shops. Apartments nearby. Great downtown area. Market on Friday.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed October 17, 2017

It was such a treat to round the corner and find the beautiful shops and galleries! Not very big, but plenty to keep you strolling and shopping for a couple of hours! the architecture was especially intriguing-- art deco with California Mission influences.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank KimT_6294
Reviewed August 2, 2017

walking and looking at the ships and the folks on the peir and shore is relaxing. great place to day dream and just breathe.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Rosa B
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Nothing to see, nothing to do, no reason to go unless you need a parking lot or you have an appointment in one of the buildings.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Doctor G
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