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Old Oakland

8th and Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
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Charming architecture, Excellent restaurants

This New Yorker exiled to San Francisco prides himself in knowing of and all about the hyper-speed... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
ReneAnglaisLatin
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San Francisco, California
Great Architecture

Some really lovely old buildings preserved and reused as bars and restaurants. Lots of good good... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
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8th and Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
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"lake merritt"
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"bay area"
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This New Yorker exiled to San Francisco prides himself in knowing of and all about the hyper-speed revival of Oakland. But I was completely blown away over Old Oakland. A bit of background: four decades ago, during my first return to the Bay Area, I...More

2  Thank ReneAnglaisLatin
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Some really lovely old buildings preserved and reused as bars and restaurants. Lots of good good here, plus some shops. Apartments nearby. Great downtown area. Market on Friday.

1  Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

It was such a treat to round the corner and find the beautiful shops and galleries! Not very big, but plenty to keep you strolling and shopping for a couple of hours! the architecture was especially intriguing-- art deco with California Mission influences.

1  Thank KimT_6294
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

walking and looking at the ships and the folks on the peir and shore is relaxing. great place to day dream and just breathe.

Thank Rosa B
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Nothing to see, nothing to do, no reason to go unless you need a parking lot or you have an appointment in one of the buildings.

Thank Doctor G
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a small section of Oakland, easy to get to (12th street BART). There is the Swan market - a collection of walk-up restaurants and a butcher and fishmonger - as well as some small boutique shops within lovely architecture. From here you can...More

1  Thank GPToak
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Some nice historic preservation, right downtown. Some very good restaurants, bars, and a nice market. Good outdoor farmers market at least one day per week.

1  Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

A relative recently moved to Oakland from San Francisco and took us on a walking tour of Old Oakland. We were very surprised by what we saw. The area around 8th and Broadway is packed with restaurants and interesting shops. Nearby Chinatown is interesting as...More

1  Thank chaslin19
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

this section of town is clearly being renovated into multi use areas combining retail and restaurants with cozy living spaces. Interesting area.

1  Thank cheryl b
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a beautifully restored area of Oakland, not far from Jack London Square and the Civic Center. It is also fairly close to Lake Merritt and the Oakland Museum of California.

Thank Janice A
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