We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Walking distance from my home”
Review of Jack London Square

Jack London Square
Book In Advance
More Info
US$20,56*
and up
Private Arrival Transfer: San Francisco...
Ranked #13 of 82 things to do in Oakland
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a great place for walking, with either kids or adults, especially around sunset. The city and harbor lights, moored yachts and giant cranes that look like frozen, frigid draft animals stolen from an imagery past, are all quite beautiful in the shifting sunsets. There is an excellent farmers' market on Sundays and a ferry terminal if you want to take a boat across the San Francisco Bay. You can spend no money at all, or stop for ice cream, food or drinks. I like Heinolds First and Last Chance Saloon, an old time building with a nearby log cabin, purportedly used by Jack London during the Alaska gold rush. There is very tasty Arabian food and cocktails at Dyafa, among the many choices available. The Plank Beer Garden, with bowling and other games for both kids and adults is popular. Walking nearby in Oakland, there is the Slainte Irish pub on Broadway, interesting and fun, and the Beer Revolution on 3rd Street. Check out who is playing at Yoshi's Jazz Club, an excellent music venue.

Thank Chris I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (758)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"farmers market"
in 58 reviews
"bowling alley"
in 20 reviews
"catch the ferry"
in 18 reviews
"waterfront hotel"
in 18 reviews
"nice waterfront"
in 7 reviews
"ferry to san francisco"
in 8 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 18 reviews
"water front"
in 7 reviews
"rent kayaks"
in 9 reviews
"bocce ball"
in 12 reviews
"last chance saloon"
in 12 reviews
"walk around"
in 17 reviews
"wine tasting"
in 8 reviews
"oakland waterfront"
in 7 reviews
"people watch"
in 15 reviews
"movie theater"
in 15 reviews
"fisherman's wharf"
in 10 reviews
Filter

42 - 46 of 759 reviews

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The square is good but i didnt feel safe there, i have been there about 5 pm. Streets are empty, everybody staring !
By the way, the square has a good ocean view

Thank Abdullah Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The location is amazing and the its beauty is to die for! From food, to theater, to casual farmer's market area, you will love this place. Plenty of parking and a nice place to simply walk...

1  Thank Y7534DZjamesw
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

First time there. Plenty to see and do. Great food options. We left our car parked at hotel and walked everywhere.

Thank Yoshhisa M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We come to Oakland regularly and stay near Jack London Square, so we've had plenty of opportunty over the last couple of years to see the gradual improvements to the area. Although the musical offerings are seldom well attended, they do create a sense of liveliness that is also offered by the Thursday open market. Tourists mainly around the Jack London outdoor historical markers and saloon, but the real action is down the walkway near the bowling alley and the Waterfront Hotel area, where locals play bocci ball and cornhole and eat outside, or continue to Ben & Jerry's for a crazy ice cream and waffle sundae. Good people watching fun.

Thank GrammaBrady
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Jack London Square also viewed

 

Been to Jack London Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing