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Lake Merritt

Oakland, CA

20 mentions on Trippy

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Here's what Trippy members say about Lake Merritt:

"Grab some picnic food and then walk around Lake Merritt - stopping at some point to relax, eat your meal, and soak in the atmosphere."  See More

"Take a walk on the Bayview trail in Reinhardt Redwood Regional ParkLake MerrittPiedmont Park has a lovely walking trail behind the building there, and Lake Temescal."  See More

"I would recommend visiting Lake Merritt, the Oakland-Grand Lake Farmers Market, Rockridge, Grand Lake Theater and Fenton's Ice Cream"  See More

"I would recommend visiting Lake Merritt, Oakland-Grand Lake Farmers Market, and Rockridge which are all free."  See More

"Walk around Lake Merritt in the sunshine and stop for a drink on the dock behind Lake Chalet at sunset, watching the gondolas glide along the lake."  See More

"Try lunch at Boot and Shoe Service in Oakland and then a walk around Lake Merritt."  See More

"The downtown area has a gorgeous natural "lake" called Lake Merritt (it's actually a tidal estuary, but it looks like a lake and is referred to as such) and probably has the best choice of traditional hotels."  See More

"Bernal Heights Park The Southwestern corner of Dolores Park Top of the Mark The View Angel Island Sunset at Sutro Baths Battery Spencer Lake Merritt"  See More

"For my second suggestion, I recommended Walk #22 because you would see a completely different side of Oakland, which includes the WPA historical gem the Morcom Amphitheater of Roses, featuring 5,000 rosebushes hidden away in a cute Oakland neighborhood and lets you explore all of the boutiques and restaurants in the Grand Lake Neighborhood, just north of Lake Merritt."  See More

"If you have additional time, I recommend spending a day in Downtown Oakland and around Lake Merritt."  See More

"Safe places with nice neighborhoods and good restaurants: - College Ave/ Rockridge - Piedmont - W Grand Ave - Lake Merritt (great place to walk around!"  See More

"Grand Lake: Near that gorgeous Lake Merritt (that I oh so love running around at dusk -- it's the perfect 5k if you're into running!"  See More

"I love taking my dog around Lake Merritt or going for a run a long the new San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge."  See More

"There's also Lake Merritt, which you can walk or run around (it's a perfect 5k around), or take a romantic gondola ride in."  See More

"There is also a rumor that this is what inspired George Lucas's AT-AT walkers :) You can watch the ships roll in (and maybe play Otis Redding's 'Sitting on the Dock of the Bay') Relax and take a stroll around Lake Merritt I love ending my day here."  See More

"Living by Lake Merritt is a great area in Oakland!"  See More

"I've never lived in any of these locals, but my best friend lives in Oakland near Lake Merritt."  See More

"Lake Merritt is really close to the Bart (15min into the city) and a very safe and pretty part of town if you want to stay outside the city."  See More

"If you'd like to check out some place in Oakland, I really love Lake Merritt and there are a ton of really great restaurants around it."  See More

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