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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Amazing museum with special exhibits, history of California and Oakland, and science Perfect museum for both kids and Adults ”
  • 294 locals recommend
Plaza
“Yeah it is designed to be touristy, but it has some really cool places like Heinolds First and Last Chance Saloon where the floor is still crooked from the 1906 earthquake. Do yourself a favor and go down and explore. Have a beer, watch the ferries come in.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Popular, small and intimate jazz venue -- great viewing in most seats. Also wonderful Japanese food -- if you have a dinner reservation, you get an advantage for better seats. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Nature
“Alameda - Alameda’s beach and parks are full of families on the weekends. A nice walking path along the beach is a fun way to see some of our island.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Bar with food. Great outdoor deck, food is good. Kids allowed. Walkable. 1 block up from the Lake.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Excellent, mellow bar for Belgian and specialty beers. Great place to have a conversation.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Burmese Restaurant
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“I recommend the Garlic Noodles. But seriously, everything here is delicious!”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“Alameda wasn’t always just a great place to raise a family but the home of the Alameda Naval Air Station. To this end, Alameda became the final resting spot of some major naval machinery, namely, the USS Hornet. Tours by docents daily or self guided tt comers that it was this vessel that rescued the astronauts after they splashed down from the first trip to the lunar body - Moon 🌚 over Alameda. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“You can do it all at Plank: bowling, bocce, video games, watch a game, sit on the patio and watch the boats go by in the historic Jack London Square community. They serve drinks and food here as well. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Transit Station
“The best way to get to SF! Stops at the SF Ferry Building and all the delicious things on offer. You can also go all the way to Pier 41 if you are set on visiting Pier 39. Clipper Cards for you a discount!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“the restaurant in Oakland Chinatown and next to downtown. It's a Chinese Restaurant. I like the sesame noodles and chow mein, We also like the the Shandong shrimp and the moo shu beef. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Tiki Bar
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“Tikki Hut, kitchy style, Vintage, Hawaiian themed decor and drinks. Great music! Good drinks!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“One of the best coffee shops in the Bay Area! Consistently amazing cups o'joe!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great bar for a lively atmosphere and tasty bites. Tons of beer on tap and a convenient meeting spot for groups.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Best Laotian food we've ever ate. Little family owned spot you'd never find on your own. Get the Champa Sampler. It is everything.”
  • 47 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Baconized Bloody Mary. Burger with bacon and cheddar. Breakfast carnitas burrito.”
  • 42 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Night Club
“Popular, small and intimate jazz venue -- great viewing in most seats. Also wonderful Japanese food -- if you have a dinner reservation, you get an advantage for better seats. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Bar with food. Great outdoor deck, food is good. Kids allowed. Walkable. 1 block up from the Lake.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Excellent, mellow bar for Belgian and specialty beers. Great place to have a conversation.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Burmese Restaurant
“I recommend the Garlic Noodles. But seriously, everything here is delicious!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“You can do it all at Plank: bowling, bocce, video games, watch a game, sit on the patio and watch the boats go by in the historic Jack London Square community. They serve drinks and food here as well. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“the restaurant in Oakland Chinatown and next to downtown. It's a Chinese Restaurant. I like the sesame noodles and chow mein, We also like the the Shandong shrimp and the moo shu beef. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar for a lively atmosphere and tasty bites. Tons of beer on tap and a convenient meeting spot for groups.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Best Laotian food we've ever ate. Little family owned spot you'd never find on your own. Get the Champa Sampler. It is everything.”
  • 47 locals recommend

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