"Surprising Oaktown" Top 5 Page for this destination Oakland by GenuinelyCurious

Oakland Travel Guide: 248 reviews and 517 photos

Things to do...

Oakland's jewel is Lake Merritt. Without it, this would be just another 'burb of San Francisco.

There's bird-watching, people-watching and general strolling in a great environment.

There are more people to hang out with on Piedmont Avenue, Rockridge (College Ave) and Jack London Square.

There's more natural beauty in East Bay Regional Park and, surprisingly intriguing: Mountain View Cemetery where SF's elite from the last century have been laid to rest.

  • Last visit to Oakland: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated Oct 3, 2007
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  • septem's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2010 at 8:30 AM

    Great pages of your home city. Greetings from Paris. Juliana

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2009 at 6:52 AM

    You have made ME curious, too... Thanx!...><><><><

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Nice page on Oakland. I like the picture of the bird of prey leaving its perch.

  • trinidat's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2008 at 12:30 AM

    what can i say!! really interesting!!! good luck!!

  • davequ's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Thanks for stopping by my touristy old pix of Jack L Sq. I have no fotos of Lake Merritt, ... glad you do.

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Can see that the people of Oaklands lead a relaxed life style...Nice intro to your town.Date At the cemetry sounds spooky!

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2008 at 12:30 AM

    Thank you for a nostalgic trip back to Lake Merritt - ahhh, to see gondolas on Lake Merritt! I was there at Berkley many years ago but it looks even more lovely today. Ciao, Carol

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2007 at 1:03 AM

    Hello Geoffy and welcome to VT! Nice start to your pages here, looking forward to reading more about your world travels. Greetings from the desert / Jess in Dubai :-)

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2007 at 12:30 PM

    Lake Merritt looks like a lovely area. I would enjoy watching the birds. People watching in Ca. can be fun also.

  • Jeannette1's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2007 at 7:03 PM

    Welcome to VT. Looking forward to more photos of Oakland. I do like the Rockridge area.

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