Archive for August, 2014

Aug 15 2014

The Top Reasons To Visit Oakland For Your Next Vacation

The Inn at Jack London Square is proud to be a part of Oakland and to offer premier accommodations within the city. We only hope that more people come to explore Oakland and some of the amazing opportunities that the city has to offer. Here are some other reasons that you should consider Oakland for your next vacation.

Inn At The Square Room Accomodation
1. The Best Climate In The USA: Oakland has been voted as having the best climate in the entire US based off of climatological data from the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. Surprisingly Oakland has the same number of sunny days as you would receive in orange County and without having to pay all of the upfront cost to stay and explore the area.

2. Great Sports Teams: Oakland features reasonable ticket prices to go and see the Oakland Athletics as well as the Oakland Raiders. With three pro sports teams available tickets in Oakland are relatively cheap when compared to other teams in their market.

3. The Oakland Zoo: the Oakland zoo is one of the greatest cities in the entire world and is heavily regarded as one of the best laid out zoological habitats in the US. Over just 100 acres you can see spectacular plant and animal life from around the world.

Oakland Zoo

4. Emerging Restaurant Culture: Oakland is becoming a great magnet for foodies with countless premier restaurants opening up. It’s much cheaper to eat in Oakland and experience some of the dining as well.

5. Great Night Life and Beer Culture: located just steps away from the hotel is a bar known for its craft brewering. Featuring a rotating tap with at least 45 beers at any given time beer revolution in Jack London square is a must see for any beer connoisseur.

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Aug 08 2014

Oakland’s Emerging Food and Restaurant Scene

If you’re planning on coming to stay in Oakland at The Inn at Jack London Square, it’s very important that you know about some of the amazing culinary opportunities that are available in Oakland today. Oakland has opened its borders to restaurants from around the world and cooks who are preparing one-of-a-kind meals the likes of which you can’t find anywhere else. Oakland is quickly becoming a hotbed for restaurants and foodies and during your stay there are a few must visit restaurants.

1. Miss Ollies: Miss Ollies is located in old Oakland and this restaurant focuses on real Caribbean soul food. At this place you can get a skillet fried chicken, plantations or salted fish with plenty of other restaurants in the area serving up tortillas, traditional style beans and more. Miss Ollies is an authentic dining experience that simply can’t be missed.

miss ollies

2. Nido located in Jack London Square Nido, the authentic Mexican restaurant features a Californian spin on traditional Mexican food. Enjoy a wonderful chilies, tortillas, greens and more all served up beautifully and ready for sampling.


3. Tribune Tavern: if you are missing your local gastropod, try the Tribune Tavern downtown which features a wonderful array of delicious pub food ranging from steaks, pulled pork, pot pies, wings and more. This is casual dining at its finest and the perfect place for you to sample some of California’s best craft beer.

tribune tavern

4. Hopscotch: is one of the ultimate fusion restaurants in the downtown area. With a retro diner d├ęcor, hopscotch serves up a variety of California Asian food featuring its own Hells kimchee, its own take on Ramen noodles and more. Most of the dishes on hopscotch’s menu are designed to be paired with its large selection of whiskeys which can be found at its expansive whiskey bar.


These are just a few fantastic restaurants to try during your stay at The Inn at Jack London Square.

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