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“Nice by the water” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jack London Square

Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
510 645 9292
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Ranked #13 of 116 things to do in Oakland
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Owner description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
San Ramon, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice by the water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Nice area of restaurants and some shops. Most restaurants in this vicinity require reservations, especially on a weekend or Friday night, however the foods are good at the ones I've been to. A wonderful Christmas tree is in the center of Jack London Square at Christmas time & is beautiful. They also have an outdoor market on some weekends that are fun to attend. Gotta love the atmosphere of being near the water too!

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Castro Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not as lively as it was.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Jack London used to be a fun and busy place to visit. There were lots of small stores with a variety of goods for sale, but they have mostly gone now. There also used to be lots of places to eat... same story. The big attraction was the Barnes and Noble, and the square that always seemed to be hosting live music. It was a favorite hang-out for my friend and I. Now we only visit when there is a specific reason....mostly a convenient meeting place and a special lunch.

Visited August 2012
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Folsom, California
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50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great to while away the time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The place is really nice to while the time away. There are so many things to do. Sometimes, flea markets abound in the square and there will be costumed entertainers plusd food and drink booths to keep you occupied.

Visited July 2012
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California
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“I visited yesterday during my Savoroaklandfoodtour.com tour.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Can't go wrong for eating, shopping, galleries, quiet spot to read a book, get some sun, people watch. Or you could catch an Amtrak train. See the writer's Jack Londons cabin and statue. Catch a ferry. Well worth the trip if your an out of towner.

Visited November 2012
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Dickinson, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Restaurants”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

You can pick up a ferry here & buzz over to Fisherman's Wharf. Only $8.50 each way. Other than restaurants and the ferry, not much there.

Visited October 2012
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