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Jack London Square

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Address: Oakland, CA 94607
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+1 510-645-9292
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Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.

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Wonderful boardwalk with shops and restaurants

When the weather is good, this is a fun place to stroll and enjoy the marina setting, check out the shops and have a bite to eat an any of the plethora of restaurants. It's a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Alice W
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Santa Clara, California
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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When the weather is good, this is a fun place to stroll and enjoy the marina setting, check out the shops and have a bite to eat an any of the plethora of restaurants. It's a unique spot in the Oakland area.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this square is on the water with fascinating views of canoes . sailboats etc plus a variety of restaurants plus a bowling alley/beer garden Many of the restaurants have dog friendly patios On Sundays they have a farmers market which is well worth a visit where you can buy some ready to eat food to enjoy on one of the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area has changed so much in the last 20 years. Great restaurants, nice walks, beautiful water and sunset views. Much pleasantry to be had.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Merrit is a great place to walk. The views are great and the people are friendly. Hey, and if that's not enough there are great restaurants in the area.

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't go out of your way, but this is a pleasant and safe part of Oakland with some nice waterfront views and cafes and restaurants. A pleasant place to walk.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place could definitely inspire any writer. What a great area and contrast to San Francisco. visit the pubs.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can never go back. It's very true for this historic square. The price of progress is new hotels, restaurants, apartments, boating docks, Even Heinolds Last Chance Bar and Saloon looks different.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jack London Square is a nice place with quite a few things to keep anyone busy. I enjoy it for the seafood, the historic cabin of Jack London, and Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon. It has a movie theater and a bowling alley now too. If you are in Oakland I'd recommend to come here for 1 evening to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square has probably seen better days, but it is still relatively busy and it is a nice place to kill time before or after a ferry ride. There is a Bev Mo in the square--so you can set yourself up with drinks while there. And there are several nice restaurant choices in the square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice view on Sunday the farmers market also goes on nice hotel facing the water very nice atmosphere for a stroll.

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