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Oakland, CA 94607
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Neo2609
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 September 9, 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 September 8, 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 September 7, 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
Thank Synguru
Reviewed September 3, 2019

This was a refreshing walk after dinner. The sun was still out, and the waterside was beautiful. Saw a few groups boating. Overall a serene vibe.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SavvyBlogger102
Reviewed September 2, 2019

This is a magnificent Cathedral in the heart of Oakland, We did a self tour, but a guided tour is offered daily at 1 pm. There were two women there who were so kind and forthcoming with all kinds of information. They are justifiable proud...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank teresa k
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February 23, 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
July 31, 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
May 16, 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