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“Kind of dodgy neighborhood”
Review of Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt
Ranked #3 of 128 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Saltwater lake in the middle of the city.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

The BART station is pretty dodgy, with no cabs nearby. Once you get a couple of blocks away, things brighten up, with some restaurants and shops.

Thank ecotait
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

No it's not grand and full of little paddle boats or places to swim. I work in downtown Oakland and love to walk the lake at lunchtime. It's a special place right there in downtown.

Thank oldjgw
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

The lake is beautiful! There are restaurants all around the lake and on Sundays they have "salsa at the Lake." There's a beautiful garden there that you have to visit, and tons of activities for kids.

Thank 514Steve
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

They are currently redoing the landscape on west side of the lake. Many people were out running or walking with their famalies on Sunday morning. Lake Merritt is a little unexpected gem in downtown Oakland.

Thank SAS8721
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Love the shore of Lake Merritt and all there is to see. Boaters,
folks eating lunch, joggers and the lovely visits of downtown Oakland.
A jewel of a city lake

Thank stephanie f
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