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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 itinerary maker to add Lake Merritt and other attractions to your Oakland vacation plans.
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  • Beggars sitting this week as smelly and Jogger betel window people can produce unpleasant wind and sand. But there's a lot of decent restaurants across the street parking and easy ~
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  • I've lived around lake merritt for 15 years and it NEVER ceases to enchant. whether it is the gardens at lake merritt, the oakland lawn bowling club, fairyland or just walking the 3 mile perimeter, it...  more »
  • On the weekend you can find people having picnics, playing instruments or salsa dancing. In the early morning between 5 and 8 there are at least 200 people walking or running around the lake. The weat...  more »
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  • like cool i guess, whatever