Summer Rolls Into Jack London Square

As summer kicks off in the Bay Area, the Jack London Square waterfront is the ideal location to enjoy the sunshine with a variety of waterfront activities, dining options and events.

Jack London Square offers waterfront fun this summer with rentals avaialble for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and more. Photo courtesy of Jack London Square

As summer kicks off in the Bay Area, the Jack London Square waterfront is the ideal location to enjoy the sunshine with a variety of waterfront activities, dining options and events.

 

California Canoe & Kayak is a one-stop shop for waterfront fun, providing rentals of kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and more. Its ideal location allows easy access to the Oakland Estuary and the Brooklyn Basin. Open seven days a week, the staff are always available to help with paddlesport needs, from teaching different paddling skills to outfitting for a trip.

 

Jack London Square also offers Waterfront Flicks, a free outdoor movie series that takes place at sundown every other Thursday from June 27 through September 5 on the Jack London Square Ferry Lawn. Waterfront Flicks begins on Thursday, June 27 with the contemporary romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, which is based on the best-selling novel. The series continues with two musical hits—A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, on Thursday, July 11, followed by Bohemian Rhapsody, portraying the story of legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, on Thursday, July 25. On Thursday, August 8, guests will enter the world of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. On Thursday, August 22, there will be a screening of the record-breaking smash hit Black Panther, co-written and directed by Oakland native Ryan Coogler. Waterfront Flicks culminates on Thursday, September 5 with Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

 

Not only does Jack London Square’s proximity to the water offer fun entertainment options, its restaurants with waterfront views and outdoor patios make it the perfect dining destination.

 

Visitors have a variety of options, in-cluding: Belcampo, serving compassion-ately and sustainably raised beef, chicken and more; Arabic cuisine from Dyafa; Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine, featuring traditional dishes from Thai street food to comfort country cooking; Forge Pizza, specializing in Neapolitan-style pizza; Kincaid’s, a fish, chop and steakhouse; Lungomare, offering a menu that applies Italian technique to pasture raised meats, seasonal produce and heirloom grains; Plank, which utilizes local ingredients and represents the melting pot of cultures in California; and Scott’s Seafood for fresh seafood classically prepared. Guests can also enjoy a flight at Rosenblum Cellars (see advertisement on page 23 for a two for one offer), or a drink at the historic Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon. Canine friends can enjoy the waterfront as well! Dogs are welcome on the patios at all Jack London Square restaurants and eateries.

       

For waterfront dining and fun, Jack London Square is the place to be this summer.