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“Old boardwalk that made for a nice evening!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jack London Square

Jack London Square
Ranked #5 of 113 things to do in Oakland
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Owner description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
Fort Collins, Colorado
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93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Old boardwalk that made for a nice evening!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This is an old boardwalk along the bay that has docks and many restaurants to choose from. It felt safe given that you are in downtown oakland and the area was kept up pretty nice. We visited at night at didn't get any of the views.

Visited November 2012
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San Ramon, California
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“Nice by the water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Nice area of restaurants and some shops. Most restaurants in this vicinity require reservations, especially on a weekend or Friday night, however the foods are good at the ones I've been to. A wonderful Christmas tree is in the center of Jack London Square at Christmas time & is beautiful. They also have an outdoor market on some weekends that are fun to attend. Gotta love the atmosphere of being near the water too!

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Castro Valley, California
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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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