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“Good, but not great!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt
Ranked #3 of 119 things to do in Oakland
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Owner description: Saltwater lake in the middle of the city.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good, but not great!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Good size lake (3.1 miles around) and within walking distance from the hotel. Sidewalk is rough. Lots of people walking. I recommend not walking alone early in the morning or late at night.

Visited March 2013
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Oakland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A place to chill out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Good place to chill out. Nice views of the city and people watching.
Check out Grand Lake Theatre, Heart and Dagger Saloon and all the places to eat there. Great spot for family outings like renting a paddle boat, or gondola ride. You don't really know Oakland until you get to know Lake Merritt and all it's surrounding communities (Chinatown, Piedmont, Lakeshore, Etc...)

Visited August 2012
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Oakland, CA
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Run, Walk, Picnic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

I love Lake Merritt. I often walk my dogs here, and sometimes bask in the sun on the grass if it's warm enough.

You will see many walkers, joggers, and runners here. You may even catch some hipsters partaking in a horrible drum circle (stay away!).

This is a true Oakland gem!

Visited January 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A romantic stroll”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Loved everything about our time here. It was slightly crowded but was nice to see all the families that were out together and spending time with each other. It was also nice and quite shocking to see all these little kids running with their parents and practicing good health skills by staying fit and active.

Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Well worth the walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Nice walk around downtown Oakland. Definitely worth it

If you're staying in Oakland, you must take a walk around the lake

Visited February 2013
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