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Oakland & San Francisco Shopping Malls & Districts

A Shopper's Dream Come True

Leave some room in your luggage for all the shopping you'll do on both sides of the San Francisco Bay! Shopping in Oakland & San Francisco is a pleasure with shopping districts that offer such a huge variety of shops and department stores that you are sure to find what you are looking for, and have a great time while you're at it.

Oakland's shopping districts vary from quiet, tree-lined streets to bustling commercial corridors. Parking is plentiful, inexpensive and there is no mall congestion to endure. From nearby Jack London Square and Alameda Town Center (1.8 mi), to Old Town and KoreaTown (3.2 mi), Oakland offers a mix of unique shopping districts, and shopping malls and centers. The only thing more dynamic than the 40 shopping districts is the world of gifts and products found throughout Oakland - the most culturally and ethnically diverse city in America.

Shopping on the west side of the Bay in San Francisco is a pleasure with shopping districts that offer such a huge variety of shops and department stores. Iconoclastic shopping areas such as Union Square, Market District, Chinatown, Ghiradelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Northpoint Shopping Center, and others, are located within an easy drive of the Executive Inn, or, take the Jack London Ferry to Fisherman's Wharf and use the San Francisco Trolley system for an inexpensive, easy, and fun way to get around.

Oakland & San Francisco shopping venues listed by distance from hotel:

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Oakland Jack London Square

Rich in local history, the East Bay's premier waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment destination attracts more than 6 million visitors annually. Jack London Square is home to 30 restaurants, a host of national and local retailers, cinemas, and the Port of Oakland headquarters. Shops range from Barnes & Nobles and Beverages & More to Karibu Ethnic Gifts and California Canoe & Kayak. Nearby 2nd Street has additional shopping opportunities including Cost Plus World Market and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Jack London Square Ferry: Leave the car, and the problems of finding a parking space and paying the high parking fees behind. Take the Jack London Ferry to your West Bay destination. Known as the Alameda/Oakland Ferry, ferry service between Alameda Main Street - Jack London Square, Oakland - San Francisco Ferry Bldg. - San Francisco Pier 39.

Steeped in maritime lore, Jack London Square is one of Oakland's most identifiable landmarks and a symbol of the city's history as a seaport. Fronting a natural estuary leading to San Francisco Bay, the site was the heart of Oakland's port operations, linking the industries of shipping and agriculture. It remains a vibrant working waterfront.

Oakland Jack London Square

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf along with many other popular books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from writing.

Jack London History Walk - A path celebrating Jack London's past: Distinctive wolf tracks can be found throughout Jack London Square. Diamond-shaped historic markers highlight facts about Jack London, the Port of Oakland, the waterfront, and the City of Oakland. The stroll begins in front of Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon and ends at the Presidential Yacht Potomac.

Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon - Historic Bar and Historic Site: Originally built in 1880 from the timbers of an old whaling ship, this structure once served as a bunk house for those who worked in local oyster beds. Later, Johnny Heinold transformed this building into a saloon that Jack London often frequented.

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Oakland KoreaTown-Northgate District

Today, these buildings are regarded as the finest collection of commercial Victorians on the West Coast. Along old-fashioned brick sidewalks are 15 cafes and restaurants, Swan's Marketplace, fashionable art galleries, specialty shops, and gourmet markets, including Ratto's, the oldest international grocer in the West. A Friday farmers market, brew pub, outdoor concerts and cultural events are popular attractions.

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Oakland KoreaTown-Northgate District

The KoreaTown-Northgate district is situated in-between Oakland's growing Uptown Arts and Entertainment District and the thriving Temescal-Telegraph business district. It also sits adjacent to the Broadway Auto Row district and the MacArthur BART station, two areas that are planning for major new residential and mixed use projects.

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The Metreon is a shopping center located in downtown San Francisco at the corner of 4th St. and Mission St.. It is a four-story 350000 square foot (33000 m²) building built over the corner of the underground Moscone Center convention center

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Pier 39 is a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco, California. At Pier 39, there are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, an interpretive center for the Marine Mammal Center, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, and views of California sea lions hauled out on docks on Pier 39's marina

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Westfield San Francisco Centre is an upscale, urban shopping center located in San Francisco, California, managed by The Westfield Group and co-owned by Westfield and Forest City Enterprises. It is anchored by Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's, and includes a Century Theatres multiplex, a Bristol Farms gourmet grocery store and a branch of San Francisco State University.

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San Francisco Union Square

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San Francisco Symphony

Dining: A food lover's haven, Fisherman's Wharf boasts some of the best dining in the world. Salivate over fresh Dungeness crab served steaming hote at outdoor stands or in a variety of gourmet recipes at the Wharf's many seafood restaurants. Smell the fresh sourdough bread baking. Savor some locally made chocolate. The Wharf's eclectic mix of international cuisine is sure to make a hit with your taste buds.

Entertainment: During the day, street performers are here to tirelessly entertain you: magicians, mimes, musicians, jugglers, clowns and fire-eaters take pride in their efforts to make you feel welcome at Fisherman's Wharf. At night the wharf offers live music, theater, dancing, comedy clubs and much more.

Alcatraz: Over the course of its history Alcatraz – known as The Rock – has been a Civil War fortress, infamous federal prison, bird sanctuary, the first lighthouse on the West Coast, and the birthplace of the Native American Red Power movement. Today, more than a million people come to Alcatraz each year to learn about the island's human history and to see its birds, tide pools and gardens. You can see easily see The Rock from anywhere along the Wharf's shoreline. Numerous cruises take you around and to the island.

Cable Cars: San Francisco is one of few places in the world where people can ride on a national historic landmark. Refurbished and equipped with new tracks, cables, turntables and cable propulsion machinery, San Francisco's famed cable cards operate much as they did on August 2, 1873 when Andrew S. Hallidie guided the first car down the Clay Street grade. Two of the three cable car lines stop in Fisherman's Wharf. Catch the Powell-Mason line at Taylor St. and Bay St., or the Powell-Hyde line at Hyde St. and Beach St.

Hyde Street Pier: Hyde Street Pier is home of the world's largest collection of historic ships by tonnage, where visitors can board several National Landmark vessels, including the schooner Alma and the 1890 ferryboat Eureka. Hyde Street Pier also offers regular ranger guided tours, chantey sings, special programs and hands-on demonstrations for all ages.

Sea Lions: One of Fisherman's Wharf's most popular attractions, the amazing sea lions of PIER 39 hold huge appeal for visitors of all ages. Most of the year, you can find hundreds of these local sea mammals gathered on the docks beside PIER 39, cavorting, eating and basking in the sun. Their numbers vary depending on time of year, but their distinct barks can always be heard from blocks away.

Angel Island: The other island you see from Fisherman's Wharf is Angel Island, one of the last undeveloped islands left in the San Francisco Bay. It is maintained by the National Park Service and can be used for biking, hiking and picnics. Additional information is available at www.angelisland.org.

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