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Lake Merritt, Oakland

4.5
Ride a gondola on the only fresh and saltwater lake in the middle of the city when you visit Lake Merritt. This 62 hectare (155 acre) tidal lagoon provides the centerpiece for joggers and walkers as well as those who want to rent a kayak, sailboat, canoe, or rowboat to take out on the water. You'll also discover a nearby garden and children's amusement park here. Explore the nature center and learn about artificial islands that serve as bird refuges on the lake and the birds that flock there. You'll findĀ bars and restaurants nearby. Check the website for live music concerts or other events that are often held on the shores of the lake. Use our Oakland trip builder site to arrange your visit to Lake Merritt and other attractions in Oakland.
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4.6
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  • The lake is right in the city. I was in Oakland for a conference and enjoyed a nice walk on a sunny day in November at lunch time. There were lots of folks doing the same. It seemed quite safe.  more »
  • I'd you're looking for somewhere nice to do your 10,000 steps this is a very pretty location to do them.  more »
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  • Great place to take a walk. A lot of great restaurants nearby
  • One of the best relaxation spots in Oakland. Go there on the weekend to be around great company and great food as well. You'll go there tense and leave completely chillšŸ˜Ž

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