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Oakland, CA 94607
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Jack London Square is another hidden gem in East Bay! Easily accessed by public transit, it is a mix of waterfront views, marinas, restaurants and history. Usually mild climate, highly walkable, a great relaxing and informative milieu. Highly recommended visitation, you can even buy a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank bill475
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Waterfront Hotel on the Square, and on Sunday I visited the Market held there, which had several fine jewelry booths, a booth selling handmade ties, and a luthier who made electric guitars from skateboards and bass guitars from cigar boxes, and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank PamMurrayIslandGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jack London Square is a area of Oakland that is starting to rise to it's potential. There is a great variety of restaurants and bars. From a fun Irish pub to a place Jack London used to hang out at (survived the 1906 earthquake and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank budhound
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you happen to be in Oakland the definitely check out this place during the weekend. It's very chill... you get to walk around, have a drink, and enjoy the water.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank sohal89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

unless you're coming to ride the ferry to San Francisco, I wouldn't go too far out of your way to visit Jack London square. But if you happen to be in the neighborhood, it's a nice part of town. Some good restaurants, and a nice...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 7,268
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good for day walk, very clean, a lot of dogs😍 few restaurant nearby. At the weekend sale on main walkside

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ninnie2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Weather cooperated, lovely day... homeless folks broke my heart. Don’t make them go away. They have just as much right to be there as you and I do. As a community, let’s try to find them a home.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank missrose327
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of parking. A number of great restaurants and bars offer good food and a great time near the water. Good places to walk and enjoy the weather.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Jack London Square for a South West Airlines promotion and really enjoyed the atmosphere Restaurant Kyafa was terrific Syrian and Palestinian

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank janempt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just enough to do and see for nice stroll...we went to lunch, visited a wine tasting room, and did some window shopping. Nice stroll!

Date of experience: March 2019
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February 23, 2017|
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Response from panda88 | Reviewed this property |
My two cents worth, though this doesn't directly address your question. Check if you could book a room with a water view at the Waterfront Hotel with a heated outdoor salt water pool, a fireplace in the lobby. A decent... More
July 31, 2016|
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Response from Katey B | Reviewed this property |
Yes - There are a couple of parking structures and lots. Parking in the structure closest to the ferry is validated if you take the ferry.
Kirstin S
May 16, 2016|
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Response from cindykbromberg | Reviewed this property |
JLS has an annual bike fest/-athon. All the avid bikers I know have been there because Oakland is a very bike friendly place. Lots of long flat trails (including along the waterfront and around Lake Merritt) as well as... More