Berkeley attractions

Top Choice Park in Berkeley

Tilden Regional Park

This 2079-acre park, up in the hills east of town, is Berkeley’s best. It has nearly 40 miles of hiking and multiuse trails of varying difficulty, from paved paths to hilly scrambles, including part of the magnifice…
University in Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

'Cal' is one of the country's top universities, California's oldest university (1866), and home to 40,000 diverse, politically conscious students. Next to California Memorial Stadium, the Koret Visitor Center has in…
Gardens in Berkeley

UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

With 34 acres and more than 10,000 types of plants, this garden in the hills above campus has one of the most varied collections in the USA. Flora from every continent except Antarctica are lovingly tended here, wit…
Museum in Berkeley

Takara Sake

Stop in to see the traditional wooden tools used for making sake and a short video of the brewing process. Tours of the factory aren’t offered, but you can view elements of modern production and bottling through a w…
Landmark in Berkeley

Campanile

Officially called Sather Tower, the Campanile was modeled on St Mark’s Basilica in Venice. The 307ft spire offers fine views of the Bay Area, and at the top you can stare up into the carillon of 61 bells, ranging fr…
Street in Berkeley

Telegraph Avenue

Telegraph Ave has traditionally been the throbbing heart of studentville in Berkeley, the sidewalks crowded with undergrads, postdocs and youthful shoppers squeezing their way past throngs of vendors, buskers and pa…
Gardens in Berkeley

Berkeley Rose Garden

In North Berkeley discover the Berkeley Rose Garden, with its eight terraces of colorful explosions. Here you’ll find quiet benches and a plethora of almost perpetually blooming roses arranged by hue.
Museum in Berkeley

UC Berkeley Art Museum

With a stainless-steel exterior wrapping around a 1930s printing plant, this museum holds multiple galleries showcasing a limited number of artworks, from ancient Chinese to cutting-edge contemporary. The complex al…
Park in Berkeley

Adventure Playground

At the Berkeley Marina, this is one of the coolest play spaces in the Bay Area – a free outdoor park encouraging creativity and cooperation where supervised kids of any age can help build and paint their own structu…
Museum in Berkeley

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

This museum boasts a fine collection – almost 15,000 pieces – of art and cultural artifacts sourced from across the Jewish diaspora, particularly Jewish communities in the American West. Note that the museum is open…