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University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720
510 642 6000
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Ranked #4 of 42 Attractions in Berkeley
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: California's most prestigious public university is the home of liberalism and revolution.
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California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Seriously, these kids cross against the light, don't look, and take their own sweet time... wearing headphones. amazed they survive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

How I wish I had realized as an undergraduate how gorgeous and imposing this campus is! Luckily, I have continued to live in Berkeley and have started visiting the campus again in my senior years, and now I am in awe of the history, the architecture and the beauty of the campus. I strolled there four days ago with my... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Campus is huge, definitely a lot of walking required, no bus transit or any other form of public transportation goes inside the campus just around the campus perimemter. A lot of beautiful, humongous trees. The University saved a lot of the trees and natural landscape when they built instead of just demolishing and uprooting everything and then cover it with... More

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Kensington, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Visiting San Francisco? Take bart to Berkeley, tour the campus and get a great view of The City from the Campanile. Campus has an array of architectural styles, students ambling and coffee shops nearby

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I wish our universities could pass that image of organization. For their runners have passed some Nobel laureates

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Huntington Beach, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

First of all, a caveat: all universities and colleges have their own internal problems that are different from site to site. That being said, UC Berkeley is pretty extraordinary. As a fourth year now, I've heard constantly how Berkeley is considered the number 1 public university in the world and how everyone wants to know what it's like, but it... More

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Novato, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is not uncommon for us to venture to the East Bay for eating, entertainment and just doing urban street hiking. So many really nice things to say on this campus. Try it, you'll like it.

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Florence, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Covers good portion of the campus and there were so many impressive buidings and halls along the route. During summer, it may be better to bring hats, caps etc to avoid direct sun since there were hardly no shades.

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The campus is extremely large and depending on where you go, you could either encounter some great spots and some not so great spots. Safety is key on campus and if you're not familiar with it, you would do yourself a favor by checking in with the UC Police on campus for ideas of what's safe. For example, if you... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Beautifull surrounding ; garden, old building, many choice of food vendor in downtown berkeley. experience the campus like a student. we took bart train from san fransisco to oakland and get off at downtown berkeley, easy to get there.

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