The Call of the Wild

One place we take all of our visitors is Jack London Square. It’s a magnificent location for walking along the waterfront, watching boats and kayaks sail by, catching a glimpse of passing trains, and enjoying some local shops and restaurants. It’s a large, vehicle free strip, great for bicycles and scooters. Plus, there is so much history and many local events and festivals…Jack London Square should not be missed.

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Highlights:

  • Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon
    • Often frequented by renowned author, Jack London. Heinold’s was the inspiration for many scenes in his novels.
  • Jack London’s Cabin, Wolf, and Statue
  • USS Potomac
    • Served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht until his death in 1945.
  • Sunday Farmer’s Market
  • Jack of All Trades Market
    • Every 2nd Saturday from 11-5, with free admission.

Bonus:

  • Royal Egyptian Cuisine
    • Chef Elmy is such a giving person with a heart of gold;  you are guaranteed to leave feeling satisfied and full – mind, heart, and stomach! I guarantee, Chef Elmy gives out more than he asks for in return. Free samples, bowls of soup, delicous food, plenty of smiles and laughter…dining at this food truck is truly a delight! You’ll typically find him on 2nd & Webster next to Bicycle Coffee Company (which I hear is equally amazing…) Do NOT miss eating here!
  • Souley Vegan
    • Vegan soul food. Just yum. The sample platter is where it’s at.
  • Plank
    • Restaurant, beer garden, bocce courts, and bowling. Plus, a small play structure outside. What’s not to like?

Jack London Square, Broadway, Oakland, CA – http://www.jacklondonsquare.com/

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