Ode To Oakland



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The great outdoors, art, and gondoliers meet urban life in a city whose residents affectionately call "The Town."

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Author: Jennifer


Oakland Zoo

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Location:

Oakland, CA 94605

Contact:

tel: (510) 632-9525


Pardee Home Museum

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Location:

San Francisco, CA 94607

Contact:

tel: (510) 444-2187
fax: (510) 444-7120


Round Top Loop

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6800 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94611

Contact:

tel: (510) 562-7275


Day 1 - Oakland


Before you hit Jack London Square, stop off for brunch at the Fat Lady. During Halloween, this one-time brothel (and its wait staff) is decorated in all manner of spooky gear. After mimosas, follow the “wolf tracks,” which lead to historical points of interest, including Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon (in operation since 1883). After a good dose of California-centric art and natural science, work your way back to the Washington Inn Hotel, which is conveniently located near your next stop: Preservation Park, an architectural museum of Queen Anne, craftsman, and Italianate-style homes, all of which have been painstakingly restored. Then it's dinnertime. Doña Tomas, located in Oakland’s Temescal Neighborhood, has a picture-perfect patio suited for a leisurely evening of drinking and eating.


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Oakland Museum of California

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Location:

Oakland, CA 94607

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tel: (510) 238-2200
fax: (510) 238-2258


Day 2 - Oakland


After exploring the cosmos at the Chabot Space & Science center, get your feet back on the ground by exploring some of the Anthony Chabot Park’s 5,067 acres. End your day with a meal at A Cote and window-shopping in the upscale neighborhood of Rockridge.


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Anthony Chabot Regional Park

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Redwood Road
Oakland, CA 94605

Contact:

tel: (510) 562-PARK


Day 3 - Oakland


Today is all about the Oakland jewel known as Lake Merritt. Walk around it, paddle in it, or let a gondolier do the work. Totally central, the Lake is the perfect jumping off point for exploration in neighborhoods such as Piedmont, Lakeshore and Chinatown.


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Lake Merritt

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At the corner of Bellevue and Grand avenues
Oakland, CA 94610

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tel: (510) 238-7275


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Gondola Servizio

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Hatt Market
Oakland, CA 94617

Contact:

tel: (510) 663-6603 / (866) 737-8494


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Camron-Stanford House

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Location:

1418 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94602-4307

Contact:

tel: (510) 444-1876
fax: (510) 874-7803


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