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Address: Berkeley, CA
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: The heart of trendy Berkeley.
Visit Shattuck Avenue like an insider
$92*
and up

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A Must-Walk

Well, what can I say. It's hell on earth, but a must-see. Shattuck, along with Telegraph, College, University and San Pablo, are among the dozen or so streets which form the core... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Mel C
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Lafayette, California
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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180 reviews 180 reviews
53 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you like the wafting smell of marijuana interspersed with the acrid smell of urine, the constant panhandling and the reality of poverty and down and outs this is the place for you! Finding very little to redeem this part of Berkeley that no doubt once upon a time was the center of progressive life. A few nice places to... More 

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San Francisco
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42 reviews 42 reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

As a resident of a nearby city, I just parked in a residential neighborhood of this city for 5 minutes and got back from the store to find a Berkeley meter maid writing up a ticket for my parking where there is "street cleaning"! For $49! Nor would she decline to issue the ticket, when I explained I had no... More 

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Lafayette, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Well, what can I say. It's hell on earth, but a must-see. Shattuck, along with Telegraph, College, University and San Pablo, are among the dozen or so streets which form the core of the amazingly-diverse place. There's virtually anything to eat that you can think of from just about any continent; and plenty of cheap eats along with high-end eats... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great place for a stroll. Very few chain stores and many small interesting shops and restaurants. Try Acci, the artisan gallery and the Tibetan arts store at the north end of the street.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Awesome ambiance... very interesting and unique shops... bakeries and other eateries! Nice place for long walks and window shopping if you are not in the mood to shop. All types of restaurants, Indian, Thai etc

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Salinas, California, United States
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113 reviews 113 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Shopping for Cal gear or looking for ANY kind of food or desserts, you're in the right place. You can find Italian, Thai, Chinese, American...whatever you are in the mood for. Lots of street vendors selling their hand-crafted wears like jewelry, tie-dyed clothing and more. Often there will be protesters of some sort passing out literature or explaining their cause... More 

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cerritos
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
55 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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