Today we are starting our February favorites series! Every Monday in February one of the members of our office is going to share their personal ten best places in Oakland to go and play.

This week  Nicole is going to start us off with a variety of fun things. Nicole is a regular contributor to this blog and also to our other blog that is specifically about the Crocker Highlands neighborhood in Oakland and what is going on in the housing market there.  Hope you enjoy and find some new places to explore in this great city of ours!

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Breakfast at Lynn and Lu’s on Grand Avenue – I just can’t get enough of the Eggs a la Justin (poached eggs on tomato and avocado).

3353 Grand Ave, Oakland CA 94610

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Cocktails at the bar at Flora – for the drinks and the process of making them.
1900 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland CA 94612
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Walk/hike up to Leona Canyon and enjoy the views of Oakland .(
Via Skyline Boulevard, Oakland CA 94605
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Grand Lake Farmer’s Market – shopping for produce, cheese and snacks.
Grand Avenue/Lake Park Avenue, Oakland Ca 94610
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Pulled noodles at Shan Dong – for lunch or to go!
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Walk around Lake Merritt – all by myself to enjoy the beauty of the lake and it’s surroundings.
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Shopping for gifts (for others and myself) at Urban Indigo.
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Watching a movie on a Saturday night at the Grand Lake Theatre.
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Dinner at Spettro with the whole family.
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Baked goods at Arizmendi – especially on Thursdays – the chocolate raspberry rolls are amazing!

Written by Lesley

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