Holidays in Jack London Square

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Jack London Square

Oakland’s premier dining, shopping and entertainment precinct is a waterside square named after one of America’s finest novelists.

Visit Jack London Square to explore the waterside paths that lead from the square and to enjoy an afternoon beer in the same bar that the author of The Call of the Wild frequented. Afterwards, spend your evening shopping at the best stores Oakland has to offer and enjoy dinner with views across the water.

Jack London Square was once the busiest part of Oakland’s port precinct. It was here that novelist and social activist Jack London spent his early years, watching as the ships rolled into the harbour and reading the faces of the locals. Today, the area is among Oakland’s most popular destinations as it blends waterfront scenery with great shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Stop by Heinold’s First and Last Chance saloon to see where Jack London used to drink. The bar was built in 1883 using the wood from an old whaling ship. Move next door to see a replica of the log cabin that London lived in during his time in the Yukon, where he was inspired to write his landmark novel, The Call of the Wild. Some of the logs from the original cabin were transported to Oakland and used in the replica.

Follow the Jack London walk, a path that leads from the saloon to the presidential Potomac yacht. As you make your way along the path you’ll discover plaques with interesting facts.

Enjoy some retail therapy as you indulge at the many major shops that call Jack London Square home. Alongside the major stores you’ll find boutique retailers and the Jack London Market where you can pick up some local produce and hot meals.

Sit down to enjoy your meal with a view across the San Francisco Bay to enjoy a Californian sunset. Grab a beer or wine from one of the many bars on the square or visit in summer to catch an open-air film in the square. There are many seafood restaurants serving fresh produce and once the sun has set the area becomes popular for its many nightclubs.

Jack London Square can be reached on foot from central Oakland; however, the square is also serviced by ferry, BART and bus.

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2522 Cheap Hotels Near Jack London Square

Jack London Inn
Jack London Inn
2 out of 5
444 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA
The price is AU$143 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in Downtown Oakland, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jack London Square, Oakland Convention Center and Oakland City Center. Oakland Museum of ...
2.5/5 (1,129 reviews)
"Parts of the hotel have seen better days, but a lot of the destruction was caused by negligent customers so it’s a little hard to blame the hotel completely. You get what you pay for tho and the price was right for me. It was quiet at night, the room was clean, and the HVAC system worked. Covid made ..."

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2021

Jack London Inn
Waterfront Hotel, part of JdV by Hyatt
Waterfront Hotel, part of JdV by Hyatt
3.5 out of 5
10 Washington Street, Oakland, CA
The price is AU$283 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in Downtown Oakland, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jack London Square and Oakland Convention Center. Oakland City Center and Fox Theater are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (971 reviews)
"So many good vibes here. The ferry to San Francisco is next to the hotel and the area around the hotel is beautiful. Honestly, felt like home! Ibwould definitely stay here again :-)"

Reviewed on 10 Sep. 2021

Waterfront Hotel, part of JdV by Hyatt
Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland Marriott City Center
4 out of 5
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA
The price is AU$268 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in Downtown Oakland, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Oakland City Center and Oakland Museum of California. Preservation Park and African American ...
4.2/5Excellent! (974 reviews)
"Parking was expensive"

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2021

Oakland Marriott City Center
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Jack London Inn
Jack London Inn
2 out of 5
444 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA
The price is AU$143 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Jack London Inn
Waterfront Hotel, part of JdV by Hyatt
Waterfront Hotel, part of JdV by Hyatt
3.5 out of 5
10 Washington Street, Oakland, CA
The price is AU$283 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Waterfront Hotel, part of JdV by Hyatt
Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland Marriott City Center
4 out of 5
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA
The price is AU$268 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Oakland Marriott City Center
Z Hotel Jack London Square
Z Hotel Jack London Square
3 out of 5
233 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Z Hotel Jack London Square
Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown
3 out of 5
988 Broadway, Oakland, CA
The price is AU$214 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown
Hampton Inn Oakland Downtown-City Center
Hampton Inn Oakland Downtown-City Center
2.5 out of 5
378 11th Street, Oakland, CA
The price is AU$183 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Hampton Inn Oakland Downtown-City Center
Extended Stay America Premier Suites Oakland Alameda
Extended Stay America Premier Suites Oakland Alameda
2.5 out of 5
1350 Marina Village Pkwy, Alameda, CA
The price is AU$211 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Extended Stay America Premier Suites Oakland Alameda
Urban Flat @ Oakland
Urban Flat @ Oakland
4 out of 5
155 4th Street, Oakland, CA
Urban Flat @ Oakland
Washington Inn
Washington Inn
3 out of 5
495 10th St, Oakland, CA
The price is AU$171 per night from 20 Sep. to 20 Sep.
Washington Inn
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