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“farmers market”(58 reviews)
“bowling alley”(20 reviews)
“catch the ferry”(18 reviews)
Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
Oakland, CA 94607
+1 510-645-9292
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All reviews farmers market bowling alley catch the ferry waterfront hotel nice waterfront ferry to san francisco lots of restaurants water front rent kayaks bocce ball last chance saloon walk around wine tasting oakland waterfront people watch movie theater fisherman's wharf
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sunday is my favorite day to visit Jack London Square because from morning until 1pm the Square hosts a farmers market. You can pick up fresh produce, meet some locals and travelers, and take the opportunity to observe or participate. There are a variety of...More

Thank J L J
Reviewed 5 days ago

So much to see, eat & drink. Great place to spend the day. Plenty of parking structures for easy in & out. Plenty of shops, restaurants for both the young & old. And WHAT a beautiful view of the bay. If you love boats this...More

Thank _yellowbrick1955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for Sunday lunch with my 24 year old daughter who lives less than 2 miles away from this venue. We enjoyed looking and trying the local fresh food from local vendors. We had easy parking for 2 hours that cost $1. We...More

Thank Sandi B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love coming here. Great restaurants and beautiful walking area. Paid parking or free/meter parking just a short walk away.

Thank Marta R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a Sunday evening there was very little to see or do except the food scene. Restaurant range from very expensive to average. There is a movie theatre close by and a ferry going to SanFrancisco. The parking in the area is best done in...More

Thank Estell S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed returning to Jack London Square after 5 years. Always nice to walk the waterfront and people watch. Enjoyed stopping to watch people bowling and playing bocce ball.

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a short quite lovely little place to see the sun set. There’s a small observation platform next to the San Francisco ferry terminal. Small pop ups all around. There was some live music happening when we were there too.

Thank Emad N
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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