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Top places of worship recommendations from locals

Cemetery
“I know it’s weird, but locals know this is a great place for amazing views, a quick run, catching July 4th fireworks, etc. Landscape design by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley’s master plan. Local treasure. Featured in Blindspotting. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Church
“A beautiful cathedral at the top of Nob Hill. Walk the labyrinth in the courtyard.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Church
“Anchored by the world's newest Catholic cathedral - The Cathedral of Christ the Light - the entire Cathedral Center is a beautiful and welcoming gathering place to experience liturgy, arts and cultural events reflecting the diversity of Oakland and the Bay Area.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Fun bar food that’s good, pool, and a place locals love to hangout. Great beer garden. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Funeral Home
“An extraordinary, beautiful place full of tiny chapels and open leafy courtyards ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Church
“Dance and sing with the gospel choir and have your spirit lifted with a thought-provoking message. This church takes care of those who need food, medical assistance, job training, child care... Open to people of all beliefs and life styles.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Temple
“One of the first Mormon temples built (around 1950), it's an Oakland landmark with incredible landscaping and sweeping views of the entire San Francisco Bay. There's a visitor's center, too. You can drive there in about one minute or take a walk via the walking/biking shortcut at the end of Burdeck Drive (keep going straight on Burdeck instead of heading up Hedge Lane). ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Church
“Beautiful and historical church just one block away. It has been prominently featured in several movies including "Dirty Harry" along with several other blockbuster films. Not to mention, Joe DiMaggio & Marilyn Monroe wedding photo's were taken in from of the church. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Church
“It's a hang for the hipsters, recreational sports enthusiasts or the whole family. You can picnic, play at the newly-renovated playground, people-watch or party until someone falls down!!! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Church
“Walk the labyrinth at Great Cathedral. This meditative exercise is meant to bring about relaxation and self-awareness. The labyrinth is a replica of the one at Chartres Cathedral in France. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Church
“St Dom's is our local & very beautiful old catholic church, built before the 1906 earthquake.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Church
“Site of filming for the comedy film 'Sister Act' (1992) starring Whoopi Goldberg.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Church
  • 1 local recommends