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Jack London Square

Oakland, CA 94607
510 645 9292
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Ranked #18 of 56 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place has undergone changes over the last few years that it now rivals S.F. Embarcadero--without all the pigeons and segals!! So many places to dine and outdoor places to people watch or just chill and read a book. The indoor and outdoor Farmer's Market, Sunday Jazz brunch at various restaurants, special events during the summer: outdoor yoga, movies on... More

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White Rock, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We were dressed for the airplane - not a fancy dinner. But, we got excellent service anyway. The scallops were great.

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New York, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Jack London Square can't seem make up its mind what it wants to be when it grows up. The waterfront is attractive enough, but The Square is under utilized as it has little else to attract visitors regularly. During the week days it's only attractions are the bicycles attached to the many flag poles in the area, and the Jack... More

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Santa Maria, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Could be nice, the buildings are all good looking and in good condition. BUT THERE IS NOTHING THERE. It's a virtual Ghost Town of a center. Walk around if you like. But, I guess why would you.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I'd heard a lot of negative things about Oakland, but I must say that I loved my time at Jack London Square. Great restaurants, scenery and location. Would definitely go back. Perfect for a romantic dinner, a cultural tour, or a night out with the fellas and cigars!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place was happening every day. Always filled with activities, from farmer's market to wine tasting. Constantly had visitors walking around. It was a very lively square, plus the marina was so beautiful. Loved it.

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Soquel, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great location if you plan to attend a show at Yoshi's, which is within walking distance. Room was comfortable and quiet, overlooking the central courtyard and pool. This is also a great location for activites in Jack London Square, which is just around the corner. Staff were all courteous, room was clean, bed was good -- what more could you... More

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Mesquite, Nevada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Lots of empty stores, but is was OK. Nice view. Not mobs of people, liked that. Had dinner down there, and it too was OK. A number of eateries, but none what I would call "reasonable priced."

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Clean, on the water with descent restaurants and shops. It appeared a bit underused but a nice resource for Oakland. Ferry service is available back to S.F...nice

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

we took a detour to go to JLS and enjoy a walk. First time visit. Well marked, easy underground parking. This is a restaurant destination, not really any shops to talk about. The farmers market is Sunday until 2 pm. Don't make this a destination for shopping, you will be disappointed. Too bad, this is a lovely urban oasis for... More

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