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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Tilden Park, one of East Bay Regional Park District's 3 oldest parks, offers more than 2,000 acres for outdoor adventure. Activities include a Botanic Garden, Environmental Center, Merry-Go-Round, Steam Train, Lake Anza and Tilden Park Golf Course. Entrances are off Wildcat Canyon Rd. and Grizzly Peak Blvd.”
  • 265 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the lake to people watch, bird watch, or have a picnic”
  • 424 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Museum
“Amazing museum with special exhibits, history of California and Oakland, and science Perfect museum for both kids and Adults ”
  • 294 locals recommend
Cinema
“The Grand Lake Theatre is a historic movie palace located at 3200 Grand Avenue and Lake Park Avenue in the Grand Lake neighborhood of Oakland.”
  • 242 locals recommend
University
“Hit up Cal with all it's food, music, and college to get the full experience!”
  • 219 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Park
“A million hiking trails, many options for various ability levels. Wonderful views of the Bay Area.”
  • 178 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
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“Cheeseboard Pizza is worth a visit, it's the highest (or most) rated pizza place in the US on Yelp. They make one pizza a day, vegetarian only, and the long line goes quickly. Check to make sure they are open first, they aren't open all day or every day.”
  • 207 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This place is where California cuisine all started. Eat downstairs or upstairs, and you won't be disappointed. ”
  • 200 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“The Fox Oakland is a music venue featuring world-class touring musicians of all genres.”
  • 155 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Pizza Place
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“Wonderful Italian food. This isn't just pizza, it's a gorgeous atmosphere and the menu changes daily according to what's fresh at the farmer's market.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Burmese Restaurant
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“Local favorite Burmese food with sister restaurant B-Star to catch overflow of diners. Selections like tea salad, catfish soup , many others unique tastes.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great East Bay shopping and restaurants. Some truly unique stores, including some outlets with great deals. Nice outdoor hang. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Delicious thin crust pizza with other great options. You can either have dinner in the front, or hang out at the bar in the back. I believe they're also open for brunch. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The neighborhood’s favorite bakery! Tons of savory and sweet options, including vegetarian and gluten free Famous for gourmet pizza and the toppings change daily ”
  • 134 locals recommend
Plaza
“Yeah it is designed to be touristy, but it has some really cool places like Heinolds First and Last Chance Saloon where the floor is still crooked from the 1906 earthquake. Do yourself a favor and go down and explore. Have a beer, watch the ferries come in.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Saturday morning farmer's market by the lake, one of the mainstays of the area.”
  • 134 locals recommend