Oakland Museum of California
Near the southern end of the lake and one block from the Lake Merritt BART station, this museum has rotating exhibitions on artistic and...
Lake Merritt Boating Center
Rents canoes, rowboats, kayaks, pedal boats and sailboats.
Lakeside Park, at the northern end of the saltwater lake, includes this 10-acre attraction, which dates from 1950 and has charming...
Two red floodlights are the only clues that this dive exists. Bartenders pour wicked-strong drinks, DJs spin pop to punk, and the red...
Whether you stop by the long pump house view bar for a martini and oysters during the buzzing happy hour (3pm to 6pm and 9pm to close),...
International Boulevard · interesting places nearby
International Boulevard information
Formerly known as E 14th St, this once-neglected - and still sometimes seedy - part of town has been renamed International Blvd and can be a great place to stroll on a Sunday afternoon. Latino and Asian immigrants have turned it into a 3-mile carnival of food and festivities. You'll find an impressive fleet of excellent taco trucks parked along Fruitvale Ave or at the corner of High St and International Blvd. The Bay Area's best pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) joints are just blocks away.
Mexican and Central American restaurants rub elbows with Vietnamese. Dive bars selling cheap beer and margaritas open their doors here and there. Families out for the paseo, squads of young men, bevies of young women, strolling musicians and pushcart sellers of tamales and ice cream jam the boulevard and bring it to life every week.