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Ode To Oakland

Destination(s): Oakland

The great outdoors, art, and gondoliers meet urban life in a city whose residents affectionately call "The Town." read more about Ode To Oakland

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Camping, fishing, and a wealth of other outdoor activities are available only 20 minutes from downtown Oakland at the 4,972-acre Anthony Chabot Regional Park. read more about Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Pardee Home Museum

Pardee Home Museum

  • (at Jefferson Square)
  • tel:(510) 444-2187
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  • San Francisco, 94607
Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo

  • Off Highway 580
  • tel:(510) 632-9525
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  • Oakland, 94605
Round Top Loop

Round Top Loop

  • 6800 Skyline Boulevard
  • tel:(510) 562-7275
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  • Oakland, 94611

The Bay Area tourist may be surprised to learn that volcanoes once roared in the Oakland Hills. This preserve, maintained by the East Bay Park and Recreation Department, features the Round Top, a peak made of 10-million-year-old lava and volcanic debris that is one of the highest points in the Oakland Hills. A visitor center at the park shelves self-guided tour brochures so guests can stroll the park and learn of its historic significance at their own leisure. The hike starts just west of here and follows the Round Top Loop. read more about Round Top Loop

Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt

  • At the corner of Bellevue and Grand avenues
  • tel:(510) 238-7275
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  • Oakland, 94610
Gondola Servizio

Gondola Servizio

  • Hatt Market
  • tel:(510) 663-6603 / (866) 737-8494
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  • Oakland, 94617

Wish to be transported to Renaissance Italy? Couples, take a ride in a Gondola and hold hands - you would notice how the the atmosphere turns magical, as romance fills the air. Go on enjoy. Shakespeare himself must have written Romeo and Juliet, while pinning away in these romantic boats. read more about Gondola Servizio

Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California

  • (at the corner of 10th Street)
  • tel:(510) 238-2200
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  • Oakland, 94607
Camron-Stanford House

Camron-Stanford House

  • 1418 Lakeside Drive
  • tel:(510) 444-1876
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  • Oakland, 94602-4307