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“Relax and take a breather”
Review of Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt
Ranked #4 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 March 27, 2013 via mobile

Merrit Lake is a beautiful serene park to relax and take in the views. Ducks and other wildlife is around. A wonderful family outing and a nice way to get that excersise. :)

Thank Michellebenetti
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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.

Thank 68May68
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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...)

Thank Justin P
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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!

Thank Meghan M
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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.

Thank Michellebenetti
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