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Jack London Square

Oakland, CA 94607
510 645 9292
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Ranked #17 of 52 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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Malibu, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
41 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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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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California
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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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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

There is about 2, maybe 3 days worth of stuff to do here...but if your are also doing The city...it a great place to stay and grab the ferry back and forth--saved us a car rental and valet fees! Get a clipper card at a local Walgreens and download the 511 transit app!

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Orange County, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A nice waterfront locale, surrounded by the lovely marina of Oakland. A boat festival was occurring the day I visited, but the food was delightful and I hope to come back someday! I strongly recommend visiting the USS Potomac!

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Oakland, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

While there has been some turnover, and some vacancies, it's a fun place to visit. On the Oakland estuary, with great views of SF, there are several great restaurants here. Excellent weekend farmer's market, Great place to walk.

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