University of California, Berkeley
Phoebe A Hearst Museum of Anthropology
South of the Campanile in Kroeber Hall, this museum includes exhibits from indigenous cultures around the world, including ancient...
Officially called Sather Tower, the Campanile was modeled on St Mark’s Basilica in Venice. The 328ft spire offers fine views of the Bay...
UC Berkeley Art Museum
The museum has 11 galleries showcasing a huge range of works, from ancient Chinese to cutting-edge contemporary. The complex also houses...
A popular, student-saturated hangout with an inviting shaded patio and strong espressos. Try the signature white-chocolate mocha.
University of California, Berkeley information
'Cal' is one of the country's top universities and home to 35,000 diverse, politically conscious students. The Visitor Services Center has info and leads free campus tours (reservations required). Cal's landmark is the 1914 Sather Tower (also called the Campanile), with elevator rides ($2) to the top. The Bancroft Library displays the small gold nugget that started the California gold rush in 1848.
Leading to the campus's south gate, Tele-graph Avenue is as youthful and gritty as San Francisco's Haight St, packed with cafes, cheap eats, record stores and bookstores.