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Jack London Square

Oakland, CA 94607
510 645 9292
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Ranked #17 of 53 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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Pattaya, Thailand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We've Gone To Jack London Square For Years, Never Had A Bad Time....Things Come And Go...But We Always Find A GREAT Restaurant...:)

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Tracy, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
100 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

My visit: So, for anyone who has ever visited Oakland, undoubtedly, you have heard or read about the famous Jack London. If you venture down to Jack London Square, which is located at the foot of Broadway, you will see a cabin, which was occupied by Jack London during his stay in Alaska. The cabin itself was transported to this... More

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San Francisco
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208 reviews 208 reviews
92 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

San Francisco - Oakland Ferry stops here. Amtrak has a nice station. The USS Potomac is here. But otherwise, there's not much of a reason for a visitor to hang out at JLS. No special restaurants that can't be found elsewhere. Movie theater is to be avoided. JLS isn't a bad place, but it's nothing special. It's "AVERAGE" in an... More

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Malibu, California
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213 reviews 213 reviews
41 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

JL Square is still trying to b a local and tourist destination. It could become really cool, but it hasn't happened yet. The farmers market on Sunday is small but nice. Too many empty storefronts and the surrounding neighborhood needs to get gentrified. Get some hip restaurants, art galleries etc. Perhaps if they tie it into nearby areas like ChinaTown,... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Oakland is trying to bring their reputation up and out of the gang tag gutter and Jack Loundon Square is a good start. We stay at the Waterfront when ever we come to the area. There's space to walk around and several resturants to choose from. The Ferry to San Fran comes here and that makes it a super convenient... More

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Always on the Move
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a very nice waterfront park, great for residents to relax and enjoy a nice day. But there is not a lot to this park to draw tourists from outside. The farmers market was similar to the one in my home town (20K people), but by 2:45 most of the vendors were pretty much packed up. One thing I... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

But, not much to do. They have 7 restaurants, a hotel or two, a theater, and the ferry that crosses the Bay between Oakland and San Francisco. Other than that, I don't know what the draw is...

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Jackson, Mississippi
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is a great location to have as a base of seeing the Oakland and surrounding area. There are restaurants to select based on your interests. The movie theater is close by as well as other shops to visit and help the local economy.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We enjoyed walking around Jack London Sq. It's right on the bay! There is a great Farmer's Market on Sunday morning! We took the ferry from there into San Francisco. What a beautiful ride!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Walking down to the waterfront is wonderful with a large boulevard and some nice eateries with inside/outside seating. We went on a hot night and had great pizzas and dips. Be warned that you may have to wait we had a 20 min wait and we're told 45 min wait for at table at another restaurant so book before hand.... More

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