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Jack London Square

Oakland, CA 94607
510 645 9292
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Ranked #16 of 48 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Owner description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Owner description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.

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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

While there are some empty storefronts, there are a lot of good interesting restaurants. The ferry to San Francisco docks here. Lots of outdoor craft markets, farmers' markets, Ben & Jerry's, many sidewalk outdoor dining locations

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Cochrane, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The majority of the Square consists of restaurants only. Would have liked to do some local shopping.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Asked one on the locals where is a good place to see for an out of towner.This is in downtown Oakland,just refreshing to get out and go someplace new.

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Lake Elsinore, California, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is just the kind of place you need to be when doing a business trip in the Bay Area. It has good places to eat, a bit of eclectic shopping and the Farmer's Market on Sunday is just great. When I go to Oakland, I try to make some time to unwind here.

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Walnut Creek, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Love it Finally have a waterfront destination without travelling across a bridge Safe, easy parking, plenty of choices for drinks and food Plus the nature all around tops this off as a great half day out

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San Francisco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

JLS has some wonderful attractions, particularly bars and restaurants. It is lacking currently in retail space and outlets. Several wineries have moved into the immediate area which causes more promise. Overall, JLS has more potential and possibilities than the current reality holds. An Oakland Athletics stadium in the area would be tremendously helpful in developing JLS to its full potential.

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Oakland, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The area has really gotten quite good after getting rid if TGI's. Several top notch restaurants have moved in. It is very vibrant especially when the food trucks are there.

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Bradley
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217 reviews 217 reviews
10 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My Mama and I visited Jack London Square years ago and I loved it then and love it now. Good restaurants. There's an old bar in the middle of the Square that slants down when you walk in. Great place!! The bartender had a great sense of humor and made us feel right at home. We'll go back whenever we're... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Fun to see the tiny bar and Jack London's cabin. The walk was not very eventful though and besides the two historical markers, all there is to see is the water and some hotels with a few restaurants splattered around.

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Oakland, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Jack London Square has many wonderful memories for us over the years. Sad that the Barnes & Noble Bookstore is gone but we still hang out there a few time a year :)

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