Jack London Square
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,749 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Looking better than ever with the palm trees which are beautifully lit at night. And great views across the Estuary of the new housing in Alameda. This is a well-designed urban area, but it still does not attract a critical mass and thus there are not a lot of places to shop or eat. Will it ever become a big hit?
Written February 24, 2024
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Tallchristine
Lake Oswego, OR27 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Not as lively as pre-pandemic but felt very safe exploring the Square with grandkids even late at night. to see the Christmas lights. Kids loved bowling and the arcades at the Plank and adults went to Yoshi’s for sushi and a blues show.
Written January 11, 2024
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Space O
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Jack London square is ok but his is Oakland. It's a high crime city run by some incompitent people. They let the criminals off with a slap on the wrist most of the time. Oakland alwasy has a semi gangster feel about it. Kind of a blusy gangster city feel. Nothing wholesome. It's got a bit better but it's still Oakland.
Written December 3, 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Jack London Square is a really wonderful area that is full of bars and restaurant’s. The ferry’s also come into the area. Lots to do and see here.
Written October 8, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,749 contributions
Mar 2023
I Come here for a couple of my favorite stores. And sometimes we come here to dine. It's a nice are, could be so much more. An unrealized part of downtown.
Written March 3, 2023
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LANAR
3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
If you like crime and theft, this is your place. Cars broken into daily in broad daylight with people walking by, thieves caught in the act on area cameras but police are too swamped to do anything beyond send you to their online reporting site. Rental car companies tell you it always happens. Jack London Security tells you it always happens. Yet, nothing changes. Take your hard earned money and valuables elsewhere!
Written January 29, 2023
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Nomad826574
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Robbed. If zero was possible, this area would get a zero. Parked for 30 minutes by the Sea Wolf Public House. Broad daylight-5 PM. Car windows smashed out. Cops 2 blocks away, so obviously no fear of the police. Would never recommend anyone go to the area. We had out of town tags, but this is a tourist area. Pathetic. Don't go.
Written August 27, 2022
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too_few_trips_1
Irvine, CA1,005 contributions
Jul 2022
After an all day meeting and while waiting for a late flight, I took a walk to Jack London Square. It offered very pleasant views of the bay. There was some food/drink options and benches.
Written August 22, 2022
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melissa911x
Concord, CA34 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
It’s nice, but there isn’t much to do. I’m not really sure what all the hype is about besides it being very nice in comparison to the surrounding area. There are a couple restaurants and shops, but not much for the amount of space.
Written June 15, 2022
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crw22crw22
Savannah, GA118 contributions
Jun 2022
Jack London SQ is a beautiful place and probably lots more fun than I allowed myself to feel. I was nervous as just blocks away you could see homeless, graffiti painted on new cars and a very sketchy vibe. My daughter assured me we were safe but sadly I found this to be my least favorite area of California.
Written June 14, 2022
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