When visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, definitely add Oakland to your list. It is a fun city with lots to do. Check out these things when you are visiting the San Francisco Bay Area! Start off the trip to Oakland by heading to Lake Merritt. This peaceful location is a great place to walk, run, or stroll or take a picnic. You can also rent a boat from the Lake Merritt Boating Center for $12 hourly. Head over to the Grand Lake Theater for a movie in this historic building. This beautiful theater is filled with ornate decorations and has two huge screening theaters in addition to smaller ones. You can go on Tuesdays for $5 admission or on Wednesdays you can get free popcorn with your admission ticket. While in the Lake district, you can go to the Grand Lake Farmer’s Market. This farmer’s market runs on Saturdays and has many East Bay and Oakland local vendors and farmers. There is a live music, and food trucks and a nice lawn to relax on. You can even sip a cup of Moroccan coffee there! This farmer’s market is right across the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. A nice neighborhood of Oakland to explore is Rockridge. This area is filled with lots of shops, restaurants, bookstores, and coffee shops. There is a BART stop here, called Rockridge station. My favorite place to eat there is called Cactus Taqueria. Another great thing to do in Oakland is go to Fenton’s Creamery. This is a delicious restaurant and creamery with specialty ice cream sundaes and lunch and dinner. This place was featured in the Disney/ Pixar movie Up because the animators live in Emeryville, CA and love to go there. These cheap, fun, things to do in San Francisco Bay Area are definitely fun for the whole family.
Lake Merritt http://www.lakemerritt.org/
Lake Merritt Boating Center: 568 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/opr/s/boating/OAK029815
Grand Lake Farmer’s Market: https://www.agriculturalinstitute.org/directory/listing-details/grand-lake-oakland
Fenton’s Creamery http://www.fentonscreamery.com/ 4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
(My favorite place to eat in Rockridge): Cactus Taqueria: http://cactustaqueria.com/ 5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
BART https://www.bart.gov/ *There is a BART stop in Rockridge, CA called Rockridge station.
Grand Lake Theater 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 http://www.renaissancerialto.com/
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