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Lake Merritt, Oakland

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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 find 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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  • October 4, 2017
    Oakland is knw for its stunning yet romantic sun sets and this particular evening was no exception. It was great as the clear sky's enabled is to see as,far as the golden gate bridge! Its a must see o...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Great walking trail. Also good for biking, skating, running. A little crowded on weekends. Not a lot of space for picnics.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Perfect for a good walk or juggling.walking distance to Grand street restaurants and parking.Nice for the young as well,playground and large open areas.  more »

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