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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 to walk, sit at the lake, see a movie and eat. This is just are great place to hang out and has great vibes.”
  • 425 locals recommend
Museum
“Amazing museum with special exhibits, history of California and Oakland, and science Perfect museum for both kids and Adults ”
  • 294 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 worth a visit, it's the highest (or most) rated pizza place in the US on Yelp. They make one pizza a day, vegetarian only, and the long line goes quickly. Check to make sure they are open first, they aren't open all day or every day.”
  • 207 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
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
Shopping Mall
“Great East Bay shopping and restaurants. Some truly unique stores, including some outlets with great deals. Nice outdoor hang. ”
  • 117 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
Latin American Restaurant
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“Mexican and Cuban mash up. Love it for quick food. Good for families and groups. ”
  • 84 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
Neighborhood
“Annual events include a kite festival at Cesar Chavez park. The Cal Sailing Club is here, offering lessons. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Bakery
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“More than a bakery—there friend chicken cabbage sandwich is legend. If you're lucky you'll get a free cookie while you wait in line. All Ages. Breakfast-lunch spot.”
  • 130 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cheese Shop
“Cheeseboard Pizza is worth a visit, it's the highest (or most) rated pizza place in the US on Yelp. They make one pizza a day, vegetarian only, and the long line goes quickly. Check to make sure they are open first, they aren't open all day or every day.”
  • 207 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
Latin American Restaurant
“Mexican and Cuban mash up. Love it for quick food. Good for families and groups. ”
  • 84 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
Bakery
“More than a bakery—there friend chicken cabbage sandwich is legend. If you're lucky you'll get a free cookie while you wait in line. All Ages. Breakfast-lunch spot.”
  • 130 locals recommend
Bakery
“The neighborhood’s favorite bakery! Tons of savory and sweet options, including vegetarian and gluten free Famous for gourmet pizza and the toppings change daily ”
  • 135 locals recommend

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