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Oakland, CA 94607
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We dined at Jack London's Square. This time we enjoyed Scott's. We had a very good meal. We then went to Plank, which has bocci ball, bowling, a game arcade, and more There is a marina at Jack London Square. We enjoed the water views...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mini
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful park and space area near the Bay with lots of shopping, dining, exercising, or just watching people near on the Bay shore. The ferry terminal is at the end of this plaza with view of San Francisco.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great outdoor space for everyone. Entertainment, food, education, shopping, music, waterfront, photography, exercise.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Neo2609
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

..with shops, entertainment, restaurants. And close to the water. Well worth a visit even if waiting for a ferry back to SF.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BarbinDevon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My hotel told me about the free shuttle to Jack London Square to take the ferry to SF, however, the shuttle driver said he had no idea where to let me off to get the ferry and took me to the farthest opposite end of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mc00lbreeze
Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

Nice part of town to walk around with enough places to grab lunch or relax for the afternoon. The grounds are also very clean

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DubaiEats
Reviewed 11 September 2019

Nice area to stroll after a meal. Very open, on the water with beautiful scenery. Plenty of places to eat!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jsrd
Reviewed 10 September 2019

Great restaurants, nightlife, and tasting rooms. Easy to walk to theater or jazz clubs. Farmer's market and street fair on Sunday mornings.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank piggywalker
Reviewed 9 September 2019

The Square continues to be an unrealized experiment. There are lots of residents in all of the apartments, but they do not seem to engage in the area. Some good restaurants, but most of their patrons drive here. Not much of a street vibe. Some...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 7 September 2019

It's a nice enough waterfront experience, but be prepared to pay a premium if you eat or drink at any of the adjacent establishments.

Date of experience: September 2019
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23 February 2017|
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Response from panda88 | 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
1 August 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