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“Go during daylight hours” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jack London Square

Jack London Square
Ranked #5 of 119 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
Grande Prairie, Canada
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280 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Go during daylight hours”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

We thought it would be a wonderful place to visit but really there are a couple of restaurants, some high end others chick/waffles places. Don't wander off the 2 main streets and boardwalk. The others have tons of graffiti, smell like urine and have several lurkers that very much enjoy making you feel uneasy.

Visited February 2013
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Morehead, Kentucky
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119 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Sunday Special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

There is an open air market in this great little park on the bay and if you are like me you will enjoy the local delights that the venders produce. The scenery is beautiful, the atmosphere is fun and the food is great.

Visited July 2012
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Pinole, California
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

There is much to see and do at Jack London Square although they are losing one of the wonderful restaurants (Miss Pearls) they have plenty of other ones to enjoy.

Visited December 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Waste of time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Maybe it's better in the summer or height of tourist season. I was not impress. The resturants are overpriced. There was a lot of resturants under construction and the few shops that were there were closed.

Visited January 2013
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Silicon Valley, CA
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Use caution...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

The entire city of Oakland is more dangerous than ever. They laid off many cops, and it frequently takes over 2 minutes just to answer the phone when calling 911. Pretty easy for bad guys to operate without fear.

Visited January 2013
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