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“Not as lively as it was.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Jack London Square

Jack London Square
Ranked #5 of 114 things to do in Oakland
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Owner description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
Castro Valley, California
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Not as lively as it was.”
3 of 5 stars 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.

Visited August 2012
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Folsom, California
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“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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“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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“Oakland's Jack London Square”
4 of 5 stars 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.

Visited November 2011
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