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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.
Park
“Great place for a nice stroll or family fun! Offers boat rentals on the lake! Perfect place to have a picnic and enjoy a nice day! ”
  • 427 locals recommend
Museum
“Local treasure. Focusing on California. Special exhibits have featured Dia de Los Muertos, Ray and Charles Eames, and the Art of Burning Man. Check out the Friday Nights at the Museum events. Outdoor maze like sculpture garden is great and open to the public for no fee. ”
  • 295 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“The Grand Lake Theatre is a historic movie palace located at 3200 Grand Avenue and Lake Park Avenue in the Grand Lake neighborhood of Oakland.”
  • 243 locals recommend
University
“Hit up Cal with all it's food, music, and college to get the full experience!”
  • 219 locals recommend
Park
“A million hiking trails, many options for various ability levels. Wonderful views of the Bay Area.”
  • 178 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
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“Cheeseboard pizza is amazing! They make one kind of vegetarian pizza every day and it changes daily. Check out their website to see the pizza of the day. They also have amazing buffalo milk soft serve and house made ginger cookies. There is outdoor seating and live music every day for both lunch and dinner. Don't be intimidated by the line. It moves quickly!”
  • 208 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“The Fox Oakland is a music venue featuring world-class touring musicians of all genres.”
  • 155 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“ This is the famous Alice Waters, fancy, farm-to-table restaurant. If you're a foodie, you might need to check it off your list. ”
  • 199 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Wonderful Italian food. This isn't just pizza, it's a gorgeous atmosphere and the menu changes daily according to what's fresh at the farmer's market.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great East Bay shopping and restaurants. Some truly unique stores, including some outlets with great deals. Nice outdoor hang. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Local favorite spot for specialty bakery that offers delicious gourmet pizza! Tips: Be sure to look them up online to see what their daily pizza is! ”
  • 137 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Square itself is a bit sleepy but has some good restaurants. Park in the garage on Washington and ride the ferry to SF for a cheap tour of the Bay! The ferry validates your parking. ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Amazing Fried Chicken sandwiches eaten on an ironing board. If you are there before 11:30, you might miss the line. And hella good baked goods as well. A Temescal institution ”
  • 131 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Delicious thin crust pizza with other great options. You can either have dinner in the front, or hang out at the bar in the back. I believe they're also open for brunch. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Brewery beer garden with many beer selections & great flatbread pizza /bites”
  • 92 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cheese Shop
“Cheeseboard pizza is amazing! They make one kind of vegetarian pizza every day and it changes daily. Check out their website to see the pizza of the day. They also have amazing buffalo milk soft serve and house made ginger cookies. There is outdoor seating and live music every day for both lunch and dinner. Don't be intimidated by the line. It moves quickly!”
  • 208 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“ This is the famous Alice Waters, fancy, farm-to-table restaurant. If you're a foodie, you might need to check it off your list. ”
  • 199 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Wonderful Italian food. This isn't just pizza, it's a gorgeous atmosphere and the menu changes daily according to what's fresh at the farmer's market.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Bakery
“Local favorite spot for specialty bakery that offers delicious gourmet pizza! Tips: Be sure to look them up online to see what their daily pizza is! ”
  • 137 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing Fried Chicken sandwiches eaten on an ironing board. If you are there before 11:30, you might miss the line. And hella good baked goods as well. A Temescal institution ”
  • 131 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Delicious thin crust pizza with other great options. You can either have dinner in the front, or hang out at the bar in the back. I believe they're also open for brunch. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Brewery beer garden with many beer selections & great flatbread pizza /bites”
  • 92 locals recommend

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