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“Great Area To Walk” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt
Ranked #3 of 119 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Saltwater lake in the middle of the city.
Oakland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Area To Walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

Lake Merritt is a great relaxing out take of Oakland. There is a nice paved trail that goes all around the lake. There are plenty on benches to sit and relax and enjoy the view.

Visited December 2012
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Oakland, California, United States
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“Local and low key”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a local area, with a farmers' market on week ends, good people watching, and at night the lights are quite picturesque. Fairyland is one of the all time best kid experiences; low tech (where Walt Disney got his idea of a theme park) & you must have a child with you to enter. Get the key ($2), for some reason it's is magical for kids!

Visited November 2012
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San Francisco, California
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107 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

A great place to take a nice walk in Oakland and there are lots of places that you can grab a drink near by, find one with a view of the lake and take it all in.

Visited November 2012
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Lafayette, California
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Water by the water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

It's so nice to see locals enjoy what Mother Nature puts in front of them. I was there for a crew event - and wow - these women can row! But good to see my hometown of Oakland emerge as a destination for those who are trying to make a difference. Great day, great weather, fabulous venue!

Visited August 2012
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Castro Valley, California
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good place for walking.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Lake Merritt is very popular with those who like to walk for exercise, but it's not really a place for family picnics.
The geese droppings are everywhere and there are not too many seats. Children's Fairyland is a fun visit for younger kids, but it's not a place you wantr to visit often.

Visited July 2012
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