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Jack London Square

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Address: Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: 510 645 9292

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Cute area with view of the water.

All we did here was take a stroll while we were killing some time. there is a nice walking path along the water. there are many cute shops and food vendors and little marinas... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All we did here was take a stroll while we were killing some time. there is a nice walking path along the water. there are many cute shops and food vendors and little marinas just right for people watching.

Thank Beej80237
Oakland, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live in Oakland, so I don't personally spend too much time in Jack London Square, but it is a nice place to hang out with many options around. I like the views from some of the nicer restaurants over the water. It is definitely one of those things you should do once (or a few times), but I personally... More 

Thank Roney M
Salmo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a hoot this old bar with the slanted floor is! Always when visiting Oakland like to stop in ! After a return ferry ride from San Fran myself and another Canadian friend with our resident Oakland friend stopped in at Last Chance Saloon for a beer. It was Halloween season so right when I was in a lively conversation... More 

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Cupertino, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jack London Square is a wonderful place for absorbing the ambiance of the estuary, viewing the San Francisco skyline and dining at one of the many restaurants. If you are going there for some other reason, like shopping, you will probably be disappointed. Be sure to visit the USS Potomac (which was FDR's personal yacht) and the Relief light ship.... More 

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Ventura County, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views and setting of Jack London Square are beautiful despite the surrounding areas which can sometimes be considered questionable (primarily at night). With that said, there are a lot of wonderful restaurants and they have one of the best Farmer's Markets with fresh local fruit as well as food of every kind. My favorite time to go is in... More 

Thank VCAngels
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History and culture are brought to life at the "new" Jack London Square. From the oldest sloping saloon in California to the newest sports bar Plank, there is something for everyone! Several wineries dot the landscape; a beautiful harbor view at Rosenblaum, intimate sofa seating at Cerruti and a people watching corner at Jeff Cohn. Restaurants range from exclusive Haven... More 

Thank 364lucia
Dublin, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jack London always has something really cool going on. Music in the evenings, movies in the park, markets on the weekends, a little beach to chill by, a beautiful marina, and a ferry Terminal. Plank is a great place for a drink and some fun.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around this area during a recent visit to Oakland. There are beautiful views by the waterfront. There are several dining options and even a movie theater. We were there in the middle of the afternoon on a monday so it wasn't too busy. There are some shops but there also appear to be some open storefronts as well.... More 

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El Monte, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just made a quick stop to walk around and do some gift shopping. We admired the hand made jewelry, clothing and more great wearable items such as scarves, cloaks and tee shirts. Also found treats for man's best friend.

Thank David B
Mentor, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The square itself is nice, but the area outside less than 5 minutes away was sad and depressing. There were homeless people lining the underside of bridges. I guess it shows where the city is dividing the wealth.

Thank Justin S

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