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Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
Oakland, CA 94607
+1 510-645-9292
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a free walking tour starting at Jack London Square and learned a lot about the area. There are many interesting buildings and the produce market is close by. There was a Taste of Oakland festival going on at the time with food trucks...More

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A nice collection of boutique shops and restaurants on the waterfront. There is also a bowling alley there which looks very good.

Thank Ross W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Waterfront hotel in Jack London Square. There are a few restaurants in the area, don't see many shops though. I think they are missing a local drug store and there is not much "fast food" options in the area beside different...More

Thank Keri K
Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVE this area! There are so many things to do and to see! So easy to find just the type of food you are desiring with so many choices! If you like water views, this is the place to visit! Seating is available in abundance....More

Thank irma552018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a local in the Bay Area and this is one my favorite places in the East Bay. It is located by downtown oakland, close 12th Street Bart station, so you can easily walk down or just take a Lyft. It is family friendly,...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there on a Friday afternoon so it wasn't as lively as I pictured it in my mind. Most of the restaurants were closed and most of the shops were empty, ready for rent. Only wine tasting spot that was just too expensive for...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many eateries as well as many vacant locations are in the Square. You can enjoy lunch or dinner and also take in a movie if interested. I think it loses its luster after the first visit but worth going.

1  Thank Donald W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Jack London Square has been around for a long time. Plenty of places to eat and shop. There's a movie theatre not far away. You can rent kayak. There's a free shuttle that goes to uptown Oakland,

Thank Twinoakmom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What is Jack London Square really? It’s a collection of restaurants in a place to walk to look at the water. It’s a place to take the boat across to San Francisco it’s a place to rent kayaks it’s a place to do other things...More

1  Thank sansa31
Reviewed 13 August 2018

...or any day! This spot is a retreat for fun for solos, couples, families...Everyone! Jack London Square is it's own developed community. It combines upscale new eco-green and historically renovated condos, a marina with a drop-dead view of the SF skyline, craft breweries/cocktail and fab...More

Thank Paula-Jo H
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23 February 2017|
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Response from George 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 S
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