Mountain View Cemetery


At the northern end of Piedmont Ave, this is perhaps the most serene and lovely artificial landscape in the East Bay. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (the landscape architect of New York City’s Central Park), it’s great for walking and the views are stupendous.

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Nearby Oakland attractions

1. Museum of Art & Digital Entertainment

1.18 MILES

If you love video games, the MADE is the heaven you go to when you die and are all out of extra lives. It's a museum of sorts, but more a sort of time…

2. Children's Fairyland

1.91 MILES

This 10-acre kiddie attraction dates from 1950, and we're not sure if it's been overhauled since. We mean that as a compliment! Children's Fairyland, with…

3. Lake Merritt

2.09 MILES

An urban respite, Lake Merritt is a popular place to stroll or go running (a 3.5-mile paved path circles the lake), with bonsai and botanical gardens, a…

4. First Church of Christ, Scientist

2.45 MILES

Bernard Maybeck’s impressive 1910 church uses concrete and wood in its blend of arts-and-crafts, Asian and Gothic influences. Maybeck was a professor of…

5. People’s Park

2.48 MILES

This park, just east of Telegraph Ave, is a marker in local history as a political battleground between residents and the city and state government in the…

6. Oakland City Hall

2.48 MILES

This beautifully refurbished 1914 beaux-arts building is a downtown landmark. This was the first high-rise government building in the country, and when it…

8. Oakland Museum of California

2.58 MILES

Every museum has an educational mission, and this one is dedicated to California. You'll find rotating exhibitions on artistic and scientific themes, and…