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Lake Merritt is a great place to take a walk around the lake and get a feel for the local community. The weekends with nice weather are especially good!
The Gem of Oakland is about and hour walk all the way around. It’s one of the best places to breathe, hangout and even workout!
A healthy 3 mile walk around the perimeter. Or stay near the Grand Lake area for shopping/dining. Nice areas for picnics and people-watching too.
Lake Merritt is known as the jewel of Oakland. Want to feel the vibe of Oakland? Hit up the Grand Lake Farmers market and hang by the lake on a Sunday afternoon. You'll see a real mix of Oaklanders, from joggers, bikers, picnickers, paddle boaters and the brunch crowd soaking up the sun. Tip:…
How many cities have a beautiful lake in the heart of downtown? The city has invested in beautifying the lake in recent years and it shows. Warm weekends bring young crowds and picnics to the lawns on the Eastern shore and near the Fairyland sign. There's a steady stream of pedestrians, joggers and…