18 locals recommend ·
Tips from locals
Check out the changing and evolving face of Oakland. Every day there is something new to see, try, eat or buy. Plus very easy to walk around (no hills) and multiple BART stations to get you anywhere in the Bay Area
Downtown Oakland is full of culture and there's lots to see and do. Don't forget to stop by Jack London Square!
A mix of history, art, music and architecture and grit, Downtown is really cool.
A gorgeous lakefront and more amazing bars, restaurants, and local shops than you can imagine! Check out Lake Merritt for a stroll or jog!
Right around the corner you have downtown Oakland which is starting to have a great vibe to walk around. Try Telegraph Ave or Boardway for your drinking pleasures.
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“Everything you need: Peet's coffee, Noah's bagels, Walgreens, CVS, restaurants, etc”
- 25 locals recommend
“Two canyon hikes to try are Leona Canyon, behind Merritt College, where you will see the reddish bark madrone, live oak, and Monterey Pine trees. At Dimond Canyon, with a trailhead off Fruitvale Avenue on El Centro, the best wooded view is near Leimert Bridge: Bay trees arch into a canopy, and just past that is a fern glade. From this point on, the Sausal Creek stream bed becomes the path, so any rains will make it impassable. If it is passable, up creek is a redwood canyon.”
- 9 locals recommend
“Enjoy a walk around Lake Merritt (3 miles total), rent boats to go on the water, stroll to many great bars and restaurants”
- 12 locals recommend
“Classy place with delicious, classic Chinese food. Beautiful crystal chandeliers, tea comes standard. ”
- 3 locals recommend