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“Not as lively as it was.”
Review of Jack London Square

Jack London Square
Ranked #7 of 128 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
Reviewed November 14, 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.

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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.

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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.

Thank swngdncer
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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.

Thank Dixkitty
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

More than a square, it extends for blocks and has something for everyone; books, cinema, you name it, it's all here.

Thank Bimmerpilot
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