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Things to do in Maxwell Park, Oakland

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lounge
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“Welcome to the oldest women's college west of the Mississippi! Educating and empowering students since 1852, this beautiful campus is open to the public, and offers free campus tours every Monday-Friday at 2 pm. Tours are geared towards prospective students, but include information about the history of the college and many historic buildings on campus. Simply check in at the front gate for a free guest parking permit, and ask for directions to the admission office! There is also a very nice fitness trail that runs the perimeter of the campus, and a dining option (the Tea Shop) at the center of campus if you'd like to stop for lunch or a snack! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“In case you forget your toothbrush, deodorant, or make-up? Within walking distance if you like hills and want a little workout.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“We haven't tried it yet, but word in the neighborhood is this is a good breakfast place - especially if you like a nice walk in the morning to go out.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Cute little park with swings. I like to walk through here after the creek and before the Cemetery when I'm doing a neighborhood walk.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
African Restaurant
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“The absolute best, most flavorful African Fare ever, about 0.5 miles away. The ambiance leaves much to be desired. Authentic food from Camaroon.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Seriously the BEST donuts ever! If you go in early (8-9), you can indulge in fresh donuts warm from the fryer. So good and so bad :) My fave's are their buttermilk bars and apple fritters--heavenly indeed! The shop is located in a pretty depressed area, so don't expect ambiance or to hang out. Do lock your car, too. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Laundromat
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Liquor Store
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Convenience Store
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Route
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“On MacArthur Boulevard there are a few bus lines. The 57 goes to MacArthur bart, Piedmont Avenue near Kaiser Hospital and near Emery go round. The 57 connects to the 54 on 35th going towards Merritt college. The NL, which goes into San Francisco. On High street near the 580 W entrance there is the 14 bus which goes to the Fruitvale bart.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“We haven't tried it yet, but word in the neighborhood is this is a good breakfast place - especially if you like a nice walk in the morning to go out.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
African Restaurant
“The absolute best, most flavorful African Fare ever, about 0.5 miles away. The ambiance leaves much to be desired. Authentic food from Camaroon.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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