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Jack London Square

Oakland, CA 94607
+1 510-645-9292
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No shopping

We thought this would be like pier 39 and have shops and restaurants we could look around for a few... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sparks, Nevada
via mobile
Sunday afternoon visit

We popped down to Jack London Square on a Sunday afternoon for a walk about. Not a bad place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christopher C
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Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Oakland, CA 94607
+1 510-645-9292
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thought this would be like pier 39 and have shops and restaurants we could look around for a few hours. It was the weekend of the oyster festival and no one was selling oysters, there were a few crafters less than 5 and a...More

Thank Abbeysmom1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped down to Jack London Square on a Sunday afternoon for a walk about. Not a bad place to visit, there was a farmers market running with local produce. We found out who Jack London was while walking about thanks to some helpful plaques....More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to relax an have coffees then food. Children love it as there are indoor games and machines and bocce outside. The menu is fairly good and the food is good. It's a great place to people watch. Go on a Saturday when the...More

Thank margaretpat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of options to eat and drink here. Nice atmosphere. Kincaids is excellent. Great views over water.

Thank Fosie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not what it use to be, with lots of people milling about, good restaurants. Still lovely views but better places to go with more options.

Thank legsbell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of bars and restaurants to choose from around here. There was music on the Wednesday night I was there.

Thank Jesse T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The retail space here seems a bit sad. A couple of good restaurants and bars, wonderful views. The ferry to ATT Park for the ball game, and some cool historical spots (Jack London's old cabin, the bar he hung out on, the Potomac (FDRs floating...More

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go here to have lunch at Kincaids or Scotts. Very nice ambiance overlooking the water. There's bowling, bocce and lots of restaurants.

Thank Eileen9796
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to just relax and reflect on your day. The trees, boats, water, and dock provide nice photo opportunitys. There is also a selection of restaurants in the area.

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We strolled the area early morning stopping at the Jack London loghouse and following the paw prints telling his story. A few restaurants were open serving coffee and breakfast. Not sure if the area has seen better days but there is a some fairly new...More

Thank Barnetjb123
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Lori E
23 February 2017|
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Response from G L | 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
31 July 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 W
16 May 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

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