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Address: , Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: 510 645 9292
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.

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Relaxing place for dining and being away from the crowd.

Pleasant and quiet place to visit with some nice restaurants. Easy to reach from San Francisco by taking a ferry at Embarcadero. There are hotels and a great jazz club if you want... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Janice A
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Pleasant and quiet place to visit with some nice restaurants. Easy to reach from San Francisco by taking a ferry at Embarcadero. There are hotels and a great jazz club if you want to stay overnight. My only criticism of this area is that it is mainly restaurants and there are not enough shops and other activities.

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

So easy to cross the Bay Bridge heading into the City from the Oakland side yet this jewel shouldn't be missed. Give respect to the longshoremen for offloading the massive Maersk sea containers filling the port of Oakland and Estuary. Listen to the symphonic sounds of the sail rigging as the bay breeze combs through. Nothing beats seafood on the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The overall revitalization is really a great effort. The shops and eateries are all new and really has a modern vibe. Oddly dog friendly. Parking was pretty easy. But, you are still on the edge of a really rough area. We found it nice during daylight but after dark is was much less comfortable.

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nice waaterfront, shopping and cool eateries. I wish i had more time to really walk around and read up on the hostory of this area.

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Houston,tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a few hours to waste before we were able to check into our hotel and thought we would check out the square. We did find parking pretty easy for a Saturday but soon found out why. There is nothing much to do around there except sit at a restaurant and people watch. Not many of the stores were... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great waterfront area. Catch the ferry into San Francisco from here. Just a beautiful afternoon spent here. Lovely

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I love being on the water and enjoying the sites. We were here on a Tuesday so it was a little quiet. We just kind of did a walk through but there's a hotel, restaurants and it appears maybe weekends they have entertainment. From the signs it seems they have a Farmer's Market on the weekend. And of course there... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is an area which Oakland has tried to develop for a number of years. It finally seems to have taken off. The Square is best reached by taking the ferry from San Francisco. There are many restaurants, shops and outdoor sitting areas. On a pleasant sunny day, it makes a great place to stroll around.

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Sturgis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great locals spot for tourists to visit. Lots of food choices and some great bars -Check out Beer Revolution and Merchant's Saloon.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

There's always something fun happening at Jack London Square. It's located by the Oakland estuary ,which is a beautiful setting. Festivals are scheduled throughout the year too.The Eat Real festival is one of my favorites. Also, there's lots of great restaurants. .On Sunday you will find a colorful farmer's market along with a few food trucks. Jack London Square is... More 

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