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Berkeley Marina

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Address: 201 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone Number: 510 981 6740
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Wind-surfing
Description: One of the recommended windsurfing launch spots.

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Being indoors can get so regular, so I try to not stay home and watch Netflix. The beauty of travel is I sometimes stumble onto places that defy the imagination and this place is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Being indoors can get so regular, so I try to not stay home and watch Netflix. The beauty of travel is I sometimes stumble onto places that defy the imagination and this place is one of many places that takes my breath away.

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Temple City, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One of my favorite little hidden east bay gems to go to. Seriously this place is awesome for a day to chill and rock around at. Want to have a day to just grab a picnic with that someone special without it being overly hot during the summer? Do you just like to watch the boats going by? Well this... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I always take visitors and friends here for the fantastic view! Walk, bike, bus or drive down University Avenue in Berkeley into the Marina area, west of the freeway and past Frontage Road.Turn right where the road splits and go past the Doubletree Hotel which is on your left. Follow the road around to the left and go to the... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
38 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

What a great way to spend an afternoon, especially if it's a sunny day and it's free. People were walking, fishing, running, dancing, painting, taking pictures, and yes, texting. Secret... go in the afternoon and when the tied is up.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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36 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I came to visit my cousins, but the teacher in me can't stop. I took the preteens to the marina to take pictures of them at sunset. They were describing the sunset to me as I was shooting them, but using simple words like "cool," "pretty," and "nice." I told them those all described it, but I wanted them to... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This area has several features. First off is Cesar Chavez Park: location of the annual Berkeley Kite Festival every summer, lots of space to fly kites; a small dog park area designated for off-leash; neat sun dial at the top of the hill; and a flat, paved trail that circumnavigates the park providing views of Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

What a perfect spot to see the Bay Area. Centrally located in East Bay. Views of San Francisco, The Bay Bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge, and the Marin Headlands. Fantastic. Go park here and take a long walk along the Bay.

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Berkeley, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Cezar Chavez is a great park for many people. I go with my dogs as there is an off leash area. You often see family groups and people flying kites and are right on the SF Bay

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San Francisco
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139 reviews 139 reviews
35 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great place to see the San Francisco skyline, the Bay, the wind- surfers and birds, boats, ships. A couple of restaurants...perfect for brunch or a drink... Good walking area.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The walking paths are delicately manicured in some places. There are separate dog parks as well. Bring a cup of coffee and enjoy a quiet walk along the bay or sit on one of the benches. Enjoy a brisk walk/run/jog as well.

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