Visit Lake Merrit and Lakeside Park
San Francisco, Oakland
Breathe in the beauty of Oakland’s hidden gem
Bikes and boats available for hire
Visit the Lakeside Park and Children’s Fairyland
Walk around the heart-shaped lake in around 2.5 hours
Visit Lake Merrit and Lakeside Park Activity , Oakland
Lake Merritt is a unique heart-shaped tidal lagoon with a 3.4 mile shoreline right in the centre of Oakland. On one side of the shore, sits Lakeside Park – a botanical wonderland full of trees, flowers and themed gardens such as the spectacular Bonsai Garden, Edible Garden, Mediterranean Garden and more. The birds and wildlife that inhabit this area make it a beautiful oasis in the middle of the city where you can get lost in bliss for a few hours.
On the shore of the lake, you’ll also find Children’s Fairyland - a very special interactive storybook theme park perfect for young inquisitive minds. With gentle rides, live entertainment and friendly animals, this lovely park brings to life almost 60 children’s stories including Jack and Jill, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Rabbit.
We can create a travel itinerary to include this and many other activities, simply call or complete the enquiry form