2. Experience Life At The Lake
In the center of Oakland is the not-to-be-missed Lake Merritt. Historically recognized as the country’s first official wildlife refuge, Lake Merritt is a large tidal lagoon that is home to many species and frequented by many local and touristic visitors. The lake features several artificial islands designated as bird sanctuaries, grassy shoes, walking paths along the perimeter, and even a boating center where canoes, rowboats, and sailboats can be rented out for a day of fun on the water. Certainly something the whole family can enjoy together.