Berkeley
Berkeley

Berkeley

Berkeley, California, 94701

The basics

In addition to more than 40,000 students who attend UC Berkeley, the city is a haven for Bay Area residents seeking sunny weather, sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, and ever-expanding arts and culinary options. The public is welcome to stroll among the grassy quads and stately buildings of the university campus, where the Greek Theater, Cal Performances, and California Memorial Theater host a world-class lineup of musical, theater, and sporting events. Nearby on Telegraph and Shattuck Avenues, independent bookstores, boutiques, and eateries offer locally made and sustainably sourced options for every taste and budget.

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Things to know before you go

  • Berkeley is an essential stop for foodies, music fans, and anyone interested in the San Francisco Bay Area's hippie heritage.
  • Film buffs and art lovers should check out what’s on at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA).
  • Guided tours of the UC Berkeley campus are offered seven days a week by appointment.
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How to get there

Berkeley is located in the East Bay region, just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. The BART train connects the city with the greater San Francisco Bay Area via the Downtown Berkeley, Ashby, and North Berkeley stations. The AC Transit system also runs several bus lines through the city. If driving, be mindful of posted parking restrictions, as they are strictly enforced. The best way to explore downtown Berkeley is on foot or bike.

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When to get there

In April, prospective UC Berkeley students can get a taste for campus offerings on the annual Cal Day, and Berkeley comes together for a major Earth Day celebration. The Bay Area Book Festival draws literary lovers each May, while the Berkeley World Music Festival fills the city with free concerts in June.

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Berkeley Hills Hikes

Beyond its cultural treasures, Berkeley has some of the best hiking in the Bay Area amid the hills that sweep upward from the east side of the city. The Berkeley Fire Trails are a challenging 7-mile (11-kilometer) network, while Grizzly Peak offers car access to a panoramic viewpoint for those who aren't up for a steep climb. Tilden Regional Park is a family favorite thanks to kid-friendly extras like a miniature railroad, learning farm, and vintage carousel.

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