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Jack London Square

Oakland, CA 94607
+1 510-645-9292
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Nice place to have a stroll

Jack London Square is the traditional place to stroll in Oakland. It's on the waterfront and there... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tiberias, Israel
Great farmers' market, and sightseeing...

The jack london square area is lovely, nice for a leisurely Sunday afternoon at the farmers market... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joy S
Berkeley, California
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Oakland, CA 94607
+1 510-645-9292
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Jack London Square is the traditional place to stroll in Oakland. It's on the waterfront and there are many activities there. We landed on a three-day food festival featuring health food - very enjoyable. Lots of restaurants and bars featuring live music within easy walking...More

Thank MarkLinton
Reviewed 6 days ago

The jack london square area is lovely, nice for a leisurely Sunday afternoon at the farmers market, and maybe a visit to the nearby winery. Most of the restaurants in the JL square area are not that great. They seem to coast on the coastal...More

Thank Joy S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed at the Z Hotel in the Square and confined most of our visit to Oakland to the shops and the restaurants therein. We had a great time got a lot of exercise walking in the footsteps of Jack, actually wolf tracks made of...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great farmers market on Sundays, Great restaurant choices, if you want to stroll- alot to see, stop and have a drink, read a book, a fun place to be on the water

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Found this area as a time killing spot to stop prior to going to the airport. Somewhat sketchy area to drive through before you get to the waterfront. The Jack London Square portion was clean with many restaurants to choose from. A hotel is located...More

Thank waz_jd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Jack London a square many times. Several good restaurants. We like Scott's. Farmers market is large. First and Last Chance Saloon is historic bar and fun to see if you haven't been. Ride the Potomac or go out on a Tall Ship.

Thank Alvin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether I want to sit by the water & space out, or people watch or have a simple or a fancy meal or sit by an out door fire or see Jack London's "Tiny Home", Jack London can meet your needs. Watch for various events...More

Thank OwlMother2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jack London square is a fun place to go with anyone! Couples, friends, families with children Gorgeous views of the Yacht Harbor especially sunset you can hire kayaks or just walk around the square. There are a variety of places to dine and a huge...More

Thank BonTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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