|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
St. Marys College
1928 Saint Marys Rd Moraga CA
~1.04 miles from Moraga city center
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Saint Mary's College of California is a private, coeducational college located in Moraga, California, United States, a small suburban community about 10 miles east of Oakland. It is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and administered by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. It is known for its Liberal Arts education, including its Great Books and Seminar programs, its business program, which in recent years has become the college's most popular program, and nursing program, partnered with Samuel Merritt University, whose campus is in Oakland. Recently the college has garnered national attention for its men's basketball program.The college's official literature states that Saint Mary's mission is guided by three traditions: Liberal Arts, Catholic and Lasallian.
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Chabot Space and Science Center
~3.08 miles from Moraga city center
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Chabot Space and Science Center is poised to launch into the next phase of our rich 125 year history of providing inspirational science education to the community. With a renewed focus on informal science education, and an expanded mission to also address the issues facing planet Earth, the Center will build on our legacy of success to significantly expand the community we serve and the programs we offer. By leveraging our significant assets, partnerships and experience, we will accomplish the strategic objectives set for next three years in a financially sustainable manner.The next three years will witness a period of major growth and expansion at Chabot. Student, member and visitor experiences will be greatly enhanced through a revitalized marketing and outreach effort, as well as b...
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
Joaquin Miller Park
~3.56 miles from Moraga city center
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Joaquin Miller Park is a park in the Oakland Hills owned and operated by the city of Oakland, California, named after early California writer and poet Joaquin Miller. Its 500 acres (2.0 km2) are heavily wooded with redwoods, oaks and pines, and include miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding trails, and an off-leash dog area.The park contains the 2,000-seat Woodminster Amphitheater and Cascade, an outdoor theater regularly used to stage both amateur and professional musicals and plays. For many years the Oakland Recreation Department put on popular productions of musical comedies there, three per summer, using mostly amateur performers. Starting in 1967, production of the summer musicals was taken over by the current management. The Amphitheater with its "water feature" (the Cascade, w...
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Dimond District (Neighborhood)
~5.36 miles from Moraga city center
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The Dimond District is a neighborhood centered on the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Fruitvale Avenue in East Oakland, Oakland, California, in the United States. It is located about two miles east of Lake Merritt, north of the Fruitvale District, and west of the Laurel District. It lies at an elevation of 213 feet (65 m). Dimond's ZIP code is 94602. It is a multicultural neighborhood where the hills meet the flatlands and is a unique melting pot of cultures and social classes. In the district is also a park called 'Dimond Park'.
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
9777 Golf Links Rd Oakland CA
~5.67 miles from Moraga city center
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The Oakland Zoo is a non-profit organization, managed by the East Bay Zoological Society. Founded in 1922 by Henry Snow, the Zoo has been located in its current Knowland Park location since 1936. Nestled in the rolling hills of 525-acre Knowland Park, Oakland off Highway 580, and is home to more than 440 native and exotic animals.Oakland Zoo, in the past known as the Knowland Zoo, is a zoo located in southeastern Oakland, California, United States. Oakland Zoo is relatively small for a city of its size, but it contains modern exhibits. Many of its animals are kept in relatively "natural" habitats, and expanded natural habitats are planned. The newly completed Valley Children's Zoo is a good example of where the zoo is headed, with interactive exhibits, state of the art animal housing f...
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
Walnut Creek CA
~5.68 miles from Moraga city center
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The Concierge at Broadway Plaza is located at 96 Broadway Lane, across from Macy's Women & Home. Open during all Plaza hours, The Concierge offers many services and amenities to our retailers and guests, the Plaza's only Family Restroom and purchases can be made of Broadway Plaza's American Express Gift Cards. For more information about The Concierge at Broadway Plaza, please call 925.933.6589. Fax Number: 925.933.6559
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
Downtown Walnut Creek (Neighborhood)
Walnut Creek CA
~5.78 miles from Moraga city center
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|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
Mountain View Cemetery
~5.94 miles from Moraga city center
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The hills of Oakland cradle one of the finest examples of a memorial park found on the West Coast. With its stately avenues and winding roadways, its native live oaks and imported Italian stone pines, its simple columbarium and elaborate mausoleums, Mountain View Cemetery is a wonderful example of early American culture and the lively spirit of early California.Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Mountain View is the resting place of famous figures and ordinary people, the principal players in California's and San Francisco Bay's dramatic settlement.People like author Frank Norris, artist Thomas Hill, architects Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck, captains of industry such as powerful railroad builder and banker Charles Crocker... all made their contributions to the shaping of a natio...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
Dunsmuir House and Gardens
~6.27 miles from Moraga city center
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Golden Gate Park's landscape architect, John McLaren, is rumored to have assisted the Hellmans in designing the Dunsmuir gardens which includes a wide variety of trees, including Camperdown Elms, Bunya-Bunya and Hornbeam trees. In addition, the Hellman estate contained a golf course, formal croquet court, tennis court, swimming pool with Mission-style bathhouse, glass conservatory with grotto, an elaborate aviary, formal garden maze, and Japanese garden. Deer, wild turkeys and water fowl also make the estate their home.
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
San Francisco CA
~6.33 miles from Moraga city center
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University of California Botanical Gardens
~6.75 miles from Moraga city center
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The University of California Botanical Garden is a 34 acre (13.7 ha) botanical garden located on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The Garden is in the campus's Strawberry Canyon which overlooks the San Francisco Bay. It is one of the most diverse plant collections in the United States, and famous for its large number of rare and endangered species.Established in 1890, the Garden now contains more than 20,000 accessions, representing 324 plant families, 12,000 different species and subspecies, and 2,885 genera. Outdoor collections are in general arranged geographically, and nearly all specimens have been collected from the wild. The major family collections include: Cactus (2,669 plants), Lily (1,193 plants), Sunflower (1,151 plants), Heath (897 plants), and Orchid (950). Ot...
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
~6.80 miles from Moraga city center
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Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a family museum and wildlife rehabilitation center in Walnut Creek, California. The museum is one of the oldest wildlife rehab centers in the United States, and a popular family museum in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a unique natural history and environmental education center in where live, wild animals are just inches away. Visitors can listen to the cry of a red tailed hawk, go eye-to-eye with a gray fox and watch a bald eagle eat lunch. More than 50 species of live, non-releasable, native California animals are on exhibit.Founded in Walnut Creek in 1955, the museum’s programs “connect people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share.” The museum houses hands-on discovery room for children, a pet...
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
Judah L. Magnes Museum
~6.81 miles from Moraga city center
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The Judah L. Magnes Museum is a Jewish museum in Berkeley, California. It was founded in 1962 and named not for its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, but for Judah L. Magnes, an Oakland native who became a Jewish activist. Judah Magnes was a co-founder of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a well-known rabbi, political activist and speaker.
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
San Francisco CA
~6.92 miles from Moraga city center
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Fruitvale (formerly, Brays and Fruit Vale) is a neighborhood in east Oakland, California, in the United States. It is located about two miles southeast of Lake Merritt and is home to Oakland's largest Latino population. Fruitvale's ZIP code is 94601. It lies at an elevation of 49 feet (15 m).The name (originally Fruit Vale) comes from the many fruit orchards (largely apricot and cherry) which dominated the area in the late 1800s. After the 1906 earthquake, the onslaught of refugees from San Francisco caused a population boom, and the unincorporated neighborhood was annexed into the City of Oakland by 1909.The Fruitvale shopping district is located along International Boulevard (formerly East 14th Street), from Fruitvale Avenue to 38th Avenue and is one of the major commercial areas of ...
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Sunol Regional and Wilderness Park
Geary Rd Walnut Creek CA
~7.03 miles from Moraga city center
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Bedrock mortars used by Native Americans for pounding acorns that were found in the area are reminders of Sunol's first inhabitants. For the past century, however, the land known today as Sunol Regional Wilderness was used almost exclusively as ranch land. Under the East Bay Regional Park District's multi-use land management policy, cattle continue to graze in the 6,859-acre wilderness. Today, camping, picnicking, hiking, back-packing and equestrian trail rides attract thousands of park visitors a year. Visitors should bring drinking water because there is no drinking water in the park.The Sunol Regional Wilderness is a regional park in Alameda County, California, United States that is administered by the East Bay Regional Park District. It is located south of the town of Pleasanton an...
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
~7.17 miles from Moraga city center
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The Oracle Arena, also known by its former names of the Oakland Coliseum Arena, the Oakland Arena, the Arena in Oakland, and The New Arena, is an indoor arena in Oakland, California. It was originally constructed as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena in 1966. It is also the oldest facility still in use by the NBA.Amongst the current NBA venues in the state of California (Staples Center in Los Angeles [18,997], and Sacramento's ARCO Arena [17,317]), it has the largest seating capacity, holding 19,596 spectators.
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
Lawrence Hall of Science
~7.25 miles from Moraga city center
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The Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) is a public science center featuring hands-on exhibits and activities. Located in the hills above the University of California, Berkeley campus, LHS is also a resource center for preschool through high school science and mathematics education.Established in 1968 in honor of Ernest Orlando Lawrence, UC's first Nobel laureate, Lawrence Hall of Science also develops teaching materials and programs for students, teachers, families, and the general public.
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
~7.27 miles from Moraga city center
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California Memorial Stadium is an outdoor football stadium on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley. Commonly known as Memorial Stadium, it is the home field for the University of California Golden Bears of the Pacific-10 Conference. The venue opened in 1923 and currently seats 71,799 fans, making it northern California's largest football stadium in terms of seating capacity. The stadium was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 27, 2006.Memorial Stadium was funded from public contributions, as a memorial to Californians who lost their lives in World War I (1917-18). The chair of the architectural committee was John Galen Howard, the university's chief architect, and his influence is evident in the stadium's neoclassical motif. In addition to its...
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Gardens at Heather Farm
~7.38 miles from Moraga city center
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The Gardens at Heather Farm 6 acres (24,000 m²) are a relatively new set of gardens located in Walnut Creek, California, USA, with sweeping view of Mount Diablo, and open to the public 7 days a week during daylight hours. Its gardens currently include:Black Pine Garden (1989) - a small garden, including a bonsai Japanese Black Pine, and bonsai Colorado Blue Spruce.Butterfly Garden (1996) - includes a hedge of escallonia with milkweed, passion vines, and Mexican sunflowers.Children's Garden (1990) - grapes and goldflame honeysuckle. Much of the garden is planted each spring with edible produce.Cowden Rose Garden (1991) - Gazebo with Tea rose and Floribunda roses, among a variety of rose displays.Diablo Ascent Garden (1996).Meadow Garden (1995) - rose hedge, background greenery, ...
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~7.42 miles from Moraga city center
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The year was 1948: pre-Disneyland, pre–Disney World, pre-Nickelodeon—a truly prehistoric era for children’s entertainment. Television—not to mention children’s TV—was in its infancy. There were small “kiddielands” in communities around the United States, each with its carousel, pony ride, and cotton-candy stand. There were boardwalks with thrill rides that appealed to teenagers. But there were no attractions dedicated solely to stimulating the imaginations of young children through well-known stories.A farsighted businessman, Arthur Navlet, saw an opportunity. Navlet, who owned an Oakland nursery—which grew into a five-store chain that still bears his name—took his idea for a storybook theme park to the Lake Merritt Breakfast Club, a group that met weekly to discuss civic betterment. N...
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
~7.44 miles from Moraga city center
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People's Park in Berkeley, California, USA is a park off Telegraph Avenue, bounded by Haste and Bowditch Streets and Dwight Way, near the University of California, Berkeley. The park was created during the radical political activism of the late 1960s.Today People's Park serves as a free public park. Although accessible to members of the larger community, the park serves mainly as a daytime sanctuary for Berkeley's large homeless population who, along with others, take advantage of meals offered by East Bay Food Not Bombs. Public restrooms are available, and the park offers innovative demonstration gardens, including organic community gardening beds and areas landscaped with California native plants, all of which were user-developed by volunteer gardeners. Many students make regular use o...
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Berkeley Art Museum
~7.44 miles from Moraga city center
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The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is associated with the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California. The Director of BAM/PFA is Lawrence Rinder, who was appointed in 2008.The museum was founded in 1963 following the donation to the university of forty-five paintings and $250,000 from artist and teacher Hans Hofmann. A competition to design the building was announced in 1964, and the museum opened in 1970. The museum has featured works by Albert Bierstadt, Jonathan Borofsky, Joan Brown, Robert Colescott, Jay DeFeo, Helen Frankenthaler, Paul Gauguin, Juan Gris, Paul Kos, Robert Mapplethorpe, Knox Martin, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Sebastião Salgado. It also offers the The MATRIX Program for Contemporary Art.The Pacific Film Archive bega...
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Pacific Film Archive
~7.50 miles from Moraga city center
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The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is associated with the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California. The director is Lawrence Rinder, who was appointed in 2008.The museum was founded in 1963 by following the donation to the university of forty-five paintings and $250,000 from artist and teacher Hans Hofmann. A competition to design the building was announced in 1964, and the museum opened in 1970. The museum has featured works by Albert Bierstadt, Jonathan Borofsky, Joan Brown, Robert Colescott, Jay DeFeo, Helen Frankenthaler, Paul Gauguin, Juan Gris, Ant Farm, Howard Fried, Paul Kos, Robert Mapplethorpe, Knox Martin, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Sebastião Salgado. It also offers the The MATRIX Program for Contemporary Art.The Pacific Fil...
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
~7.57 miles from Moraga city center
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Built at the turn of the 20th century, this theater has played host not only to the University's graduation ceremonies, but has also been one of the premier venues in the city for live shows, and one of the only under the open sky. Designed like a classical Greek amphitheater with its tiered concrete seating and immense stage, it seats 8,000, every seat is a good one, and the acoustics are fantastic. Since it is outdoors, be sure to bring a coat or sweater as it gets chilly even during the summer, and a blanket if you want to sit on the grass before the stage. Call to have a schedule sent to you. Prices depend on the show.
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
~7.63 miles from Moraga city center
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Sather Gate is a prominent landmark separating Sproul Plaza from the bridge over Strawberry Creek, leading to the center of the University of California, Berkeley campus. The gate was donated by Jane K. Sather, a benefactor of the university, in memory of her late husband Peder Sather, a trustee of the College of California, which would later become the University of California. It is California Historical Landmark No. 946 and No. 82004649 in the National Register of Historic Places.Designed by John Galen Howard, Sather Gate was completed in 1910. Atop the gate are eight panels of bas-relief figures: four nude men representing the disciplines of law, letters, medicine, and mining, and four nude women representing the disciplines of agriculture, architecture, art, and electricity. They ...
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~7.68 miles from Moraga city center
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For more information visit:http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/about.html
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Downtown Alameda (Neighborhood)
~7.84 miles from Moraga city center
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|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
~7.86 miles from Moraga city center
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The Paramount Theatre is a massive Art Deco movie theater located in downtown Oakland, California, USA. When it was built in 1931, it was the largest multi-purpose theater on the West Coast, seating 3476 Today, the Paramount is the home of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and the Oakland Ballet, it regularly plays host to R&B, jazz, blues, pop, rock, gospel, classical music, as well as ballets, plays, stand-up comedy, lecture series, special events, and re-runs of classical movies from Hollywood's Golden Era.
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
Oakland Museum of California
~7.87 miles from Moraga city center
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Oakland Museum of California or Oakland Museum is a museum dedicated to the art, history, and natural science of California located in Oakland, California.The Oakland Museum of California is the only museum devoted to the art, history, culture, and natural environment of California. Opened in 1969, the museum's architecture, designed by Kevin Roche, is a three-tiered blend of galleries, terraces, patios, sculpture gardens, and ponds. The Museum's vast collections, together with special exhibitions and educational outreach programs, attract visitors from around the world.Located at Oak and 10th Streets in downtown Oakland, the museum can be reached easily by BART (one block from Lake Merritt station), car, or bus. The address of the museum is 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607. The museum c...
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Moraga|
Ruth Bancroft Garden
~7.91 miles from Moraga city center
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The Ruth Bancroft Garden 2.5 acres (10,000 m²) is a dry botanical garden containing more than 2,000 cactus, succulents, trees, and shrubs native to Africa, Australia, California, Chile, and Mexico. It is located at 1500 Bancroft Road in Walnut Creek, California, USA.The Garden began in the early 1950s as the private collection within Bancroft Farm, a 400-acre (1.6 km2) property bought by publisher Hubert Howe Bancroft as an orchard for pears and walnuts. In the 1950s, Ruth Bancroft brought home a single succulent, an Aeonium grown by Ms. Glenn Davidson. By 1972, the collection had outgrown its location and was moved to its current site, then an orchard of dying walnut trees.In 1989, it became the first garden in the United States to be preserved by The Garden Conservancy, and has bee...