About Jack LondonJack London Square is named for famed author Jack London, who wrote more than 50 novels, including White Fang and Call of the Wild. As a young boy, Jack London sold newspapers to sailors along the Oakland waterfront and later befriended Johnny Heinold, the owner of the Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon.
Many of Jack's experiences growing up along the oyster beds of Oakland's estuary shoreline are recounted in his various works. Visitors to Jack London Square can learn more about Jack London and the history of Oakland by following the bronze wolf prints around the square to various points of interest.
Hotel Near Oakland's Jack London Square -Jack London Square buzzes with activity in Oakland, California. This festive waterfront social hub is home to delicious restaurants, trendy shops, museums, nightclubs, hotels, an outdoor market, water sports, and special events throughout the year, making it a popular destination for both visitors and locals alike. www.jacklondonsquare.com
Jack London Square Attractions -Jack London Square offers an extensive mix of activities and attractions that will entertain everyone in your group. The Museum of Children's Art offers hands - on exhibits for kids. FDR's Floating White House, the USS Potomac, is permanently docked at the marina and is open for tours and seasonal cruises.
Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon has been in continuous operation since the 1880s when it was first served as a bunk house for men working the local oyster beds. The Oakland Artisan Marketplace features pottery, jewelry, art, and gifts handcrafted by local artists. Catch the latest Hollywood sensation at Jack London Cinema or visit the weekend farmers market.
The USS Hornet Museum -The USS Hornet is open daily. Visitors can explore the ship on their own or participate in a docent - led tour. Allow three to four hours to explore the ship's four distinct areas: Hangar Deck, Island Structure, Flight Deck and Second Deck. All tours involve climbing steep stairways. Layered clothing for varied temperatures aboard the aircraft carrier, and non - skid shoes are recommended.
Art Museums at Jack London Square -Museums at Jack London Square celebrate California history, arts, and culture. The African American Museum and Library serves to preserve, interpret and share the experiences influences of African Americans in California and the West. Traveling art exhibits are frequently displayed in the museum, while the non - circulating reference library contains roughly 12,000 volumes by or about African Americans.
The Oakland Museum of California houses extensive permanent exhibits of natural wonders, events, and people that shaped California into the diverse state it is today. Galleries, tours and public events honor California's past and future.
Shopping at Jack London Square -Find unique gifts, home accessories, or beautiful clothing and accessories in Jack London Square. A variety of stores, from nationally - recognized chains to local boutiques, are open daily. Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Cost Plus, Lan Vie and Karibu are just a few shops in Jack London Square.
Jack London Square Hotel Lodging -Guests of the Hawthorn Suites Oakland/Alameda enjoy easy access to shops, museums, restaurants, hotels, and nightlife in Oakland's popular Jack London Square.
Our modern, all-suites hotel is the perfect home base for exploring Oakland's diverse and exciting waterfront, including Jack London Square and the surrounding city. Call us today to plan your Oakland, California vacation and learn more about accommodations, amenities and vacation packages at the Hawthorn Suites Oakland/Alameda.