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A walkable neighbourhood, Berkeley is known for being urban and family-friendly, while offering convenient options for restaurants and cafés. The neighbourhood's architecture, friendly people, and college atmosphere are just some of its charming qualities. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the sunsets, while others visit for the local art. Choose one of Berkeley's hotels and explore the area around Berkeley with ease.
The museums and university are some of the area's top attractions. Sights like Greek Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, and Lawrence Hall of Science offer insight into the local culture. Doe Library, Campanile, and Sather Gate are some local landmarks. Take a tour of campus around University of California - Berkeley, California College of the Arts, or Saint Mary's College. Be sure to get some family photos at University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley, Blake Garden, and Children's Fairyland.
Shopping and attending sporting events are a couple of popular activities in the area. Memorial Stadium, Golden Gate Fields, and O.co Coliseum are great places to catch a game or event. Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Crown Memorial State Beach, McNears Beach Country Park, and Baker Beach. You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden, Indian Rock Park, and People's Park. With a shopping trip to Temescal Farmers' Market, Public Market Emeryville, or Bay Street, you might find that perfect souvenir. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Tilden Park Golf Course, Eastshore State Park, or Berkeley Marina.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Alcatraz Island, Pier 39, and Fisherman's Wharf. University of California, Berkeley, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life, and Zellerbach Playhouse are other top spots to see.
Ready to get out and explore the city? North Berkeley Station is the closest metro station. To venture out of town, take a train from Berkeley Station.
Berkeley is 19.5 km (12.1 miles) from the airport in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.). You can also fly in and out of San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is located 31.6 km (19.7 miles) away.