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Shattuck Avenue

Berkeley, CA
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$88*
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Ranked #16 of 40 Attractions in Berkeley
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: The heart of trendy Berkeley.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: The heart of trendy Berkeley.
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cerritos
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

As some visitors commented, this can be a great experience or a disappointment depending on what you are expecting and how you see the world! I call this 'UCB in a Nut Shell' covering The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! You get everything here - food, shopping, entertainment, BART station..... A must in my opinion, if you want to... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This avenue - in my mind - is essential Berkeley. You get a little bit of everything. Upscale shopping, boarded up stores, pricy restaurants and inexpensive dives, beautiful people walking by, street folks sitting on the ground / curb. It's got the whole continuum. It's fun to walk the Avenue to soak up the vibe.

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Olympia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The sidewalks are filthy; the street peddlers are not offering anything you should purchase. I stayed at the Hotel Shattuck and it was an oasis of calm. The walk down Shattuck Ave. was disappointing.

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Hickman, CA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have never seen so many great eateries in such a small area. There is every type of food you can imagine. Interesting shopping, but some strange panhandlers. Very Berkeley-like experience. A must see to get the full gist of the area. Oh and there's a BART stop conveniently located.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Catch the BART train to Shattuck Avenue...and you can shop, dine and walk to Museum's and movie theatres...dine at Thai restaurant's and see lot's of beautiful residential home's(close by). Also near by...University of California at Berkeley. Great place, must see, take a walk up to campus.

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Fremont, California
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1,778 reviews 1,778 reviews
1,111 attraction reviews
1,048 helpful votes 1,048 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Shattuck Avenue is a fun street to go to in Berkeley with restaurants, stores, movie theaters and grocery stores. It is close to the University of California at Berkeley. It is also where the Berkeley BART station is at. I once upon a time lived on Shattuck Avenue and enjoyed living in the area. We return regularly to Shattuck Avenue... More 

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Lucknow, India
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109 reviews 109 reviews
68 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Nice place to have a leisurely afternoon walk. The streets are clean and there are good restaurants offering a variety of food items. The street is beautiful with lamp posts surrounded with flower pots with flowers often in full bloom in the month of August!

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Strongsville, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lots of shops & cuisine from everywhere. Very pedestrian friendly. Merchants were helpful and had interesting shops. There are 2 movie theaters in case you get bored. We never did.

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Seattle, WA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Having visited the area several times, I enjoy visiting Crossroads Trading and the Goodwill around the corner of University. Pegasus Books is a must, and the restaurants are all terrific.

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Piedmont, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The downtown Berkeley section is full of seedy homeless people and few stores of interest. One of the Berkeley rep theaters is located off Shattuck downtown, as well as some older movie theaters that show first-run films. The North Berkeley Shattuck Avenue, about half a mile north of University Avenue, is the place to go for Chez Panisse Cafe and... More 

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