Oakland Bites: Your Best Picnic Spots
on April 20, 2009
I spent this afternoon in Mountain View Cemetery working on a project with a classmate, and it was breathtaking. It may seem a little weird to think about a leisurely stroll through a cemetery, but this one–designed by none other than Frederick Law Olmstead–is like nothing I’ve ever seen, and there are people biking, strolling, dog-walking and even having picnics all over the place. Now a cemetery would not necessarily be my first idea for a picnic spot, but it got me thinking that given the sweltering weather, I should get outside somewhere. Besides obvious spots like Lake Merritt, what are your go-to picnic spots in Oakland and around the Bay?
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