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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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Jack London's Corner

Oakland's Jack London Square is cute, clean, and trendy, providing great restaurants, entertainment, and adventure. Care to kayak? Yes, its there. Good seafood or Italian food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
G0ya
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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were staying in a nearby hotel and had some extra time so we checked it out. Jack London Square appears to be comprised of restaurants, a wine bar, and a Bevmo. Some of the storefronts are also used for office space. In addition, there was an entertainment place with bowling, bocce ball, and food.The restaurants seem to be of... More 

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Sacramento, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Oakland's Jack London Square is cute, clean, and trendy, providing great restaurants, entertainment, and adventure. Care to kayak? Yes, its there. Good seafood or Italian food? Yes. Military History? Yes.Historic bar? Yes. Music or comedy venues? that as well. Parking is via paid lots or valet. Access to JLS can be obtained by car or by Amtrak. Wide pedestrian areas... More 

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Emeryville, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I usually only come here when there is an event. It's accessible by a free shuttle bus from downtown Oakland and parking is not too bad (depending on the time of day). This is a very safe, gentrified area of Oakland with lots of good restaurants. The food scene is growing and very comparable (maybe even better than) San Francisco.

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Henderson, Nevada
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385 reviews 385 reviews
130 attraction reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I wouldn't make a special trip here unless you are staying nearby or something special is happening. There are still vacant store fronts here, a remnant not only from the 2008 money crisis, but also the 2000 tech shakeout. But what is there now can still be fun: several good restaurants, a ferry trip to San Francisco, a mega bowling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Even though Oakland can be a bit scary -- lots of crime, 'ya know -- for some reason Jack London Square feels safe and secure. By all means enjoy the evening -- just avoid Bocanova restaurant. Pricey and a silly, pretentious menu.

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Staten Island, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My team and I decided to talk a walk at the harbor, little we did realize how much we would fall in love with the boat scenes. There was a boat fair and we were able to go into different types of boatings. This is a must see for anyone who visits the Oakland area, there are a lot of... More 

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Oakland, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

JLS is really hopping. Not just on the waterfront area but to the extended areas where you'll find wine tasting, pubs, and - a favorite- Nidio.

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Seattle, Washington
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Even if you are not a fan of Jack London this area is nice for a walk along the bay and if you have hunger or thirst there are plenty of specialty eateries along the walk. I enjoyed just walking about and finding the landmark spots where Jack once tread or hung out for a drink or two. I suppose... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The docks were open, the weather was great and there was a ton of stuff to look at. The temporary tents held a wide variety of vendors selling all kinds of interesting nautical items. The restaurants were all very trendy and because of the location, very expensive.

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Bremerton, Washington
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The surroundings are beautiful. There is a view of the bay where ferries come and go as well as private boats. When we were there it was Farmer's market day so we looked at lots of shops but had just eaten so didn't buy anything.

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