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Jack London Square

Oakland, CA 94607
510 645 9292
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Ranked #17 of 54 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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Washington Dc
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We went here in July 2014 and if you can grab a bench (and avoid sitting next to a homeless person), you could sit there and people watch and watch everything for hours. The breeze was great, we watched the people on the ferry get on and off, and watched people from all walks of life interacting. We walked through... More

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Fresno, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Alot of empty buildings. Beautiful waterfront walk, but not much to see or shops to peruse. Parking is expensive, even with validation from restaurant. Would not return

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Saint Louis, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Historical area of Oakland on water. Nice restaurants with bay views. Parking expensive but most places validate if you park in garage.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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155 reviews 155 reviews
101 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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210 reviews 210 reviews
92 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
45 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 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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