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Fourth Street

Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
415 869 8661
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Ranked #1 of 13 Shopping in Berkeley
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: GAP free shopping street, with plenty of unique shops and artists studios selling their wares.
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Hickman, CA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had a wonderful time walking around Fourth Street in and out of shops. There is a nice variety of places you're familiar with like Crate and Barrel and many quaint shops too. There are several eateries as well. I noticed that it was also very dog friendly with welcoming water bowls outside many stores and lots of pooches enjoying... More

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Denver, Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon stroll down Fourth street. It is too bad that nearly every store is a chain, but the vibrant atmosphere makes up for it.

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San Francisco
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Picture a sunny, leafy street lined with a slightly upscale feel, with a wide-range of fun shops and people relaxing in outdoor patios over coffee or a good meal. The shops sell everything from furniture to lighting to books, clothing and cosmetics. There's excellent food to be had. And a Crate and Barrel outlet to boot. There is parking in... More

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El Cerrito
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

My husband and I like to wake up early and go to breakfast at Bette's Oceanview Diner. There is usually a wait, but bring the newspaper, buy a cup of coffee at their takeout next door to tide you over while you wait, and enjoy a leisurely morning. After breakfast, shop the street. It's not a long street, but a... More

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El Cerrito, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is an upscale restaurant/shopping area in west Berkeley. A little pricey, but good quality stuff and places for foodies (Bette's Ocean View, Peet's, Cafe Rouge (for meat lover's), and Tacubaya. Also a cheese/pasta shop where you can get a baguette and hunk of cheese for a quick and cheap(er) lunch/snack. Children's toy store, Restoration Hardware, even an Apple computer... More

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Berkeley, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is one of the nicest areas in Berkeley to shop and have lunch or dinner. A place for a girls day out!

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Fourth st used to be a grungy industrial street but over the last 15 years it has morphed into a destination. Great restaurants and interesting shops. Parking can be difficult unless you know those secret places to park. No. I am not telling you. I want to be able to park.

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Berkeley, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Unique shops (like A Thousand Cranes and Miki's Paper and Teance) plus lots of coffee,wine, food (sit down or take out) AND a bookstore and travel store and organic cotton goods. Nice buildings, built to human scale. A good stroll.

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Berkeley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Shopping 4th street is a unique experience. The area is filled with wonderful specialty shops , great restaurants, good coffee and special tea. A wonderful adventure for everyone in the family. Enjoy toy stores, paper stores, lighting stores, glass stores, clothing, shoes, makeup, lingerie, and then there is food,food, food. Enjoy the moment.

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Bay Area, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This tree lined street is lovely for shopping, walking, and dining. You can't go wrong. I particularly like the Japanese paper store, Miki's, and the Japanese fabric shop next door. Other favorite spots along the street include the Stain Glass Garden, Tacubaya, Bette's, and Zut.

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