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Best of Berkeley Guide

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Berkeley
The counter-culture, flower power center of the 60s, bohemian Berkeley has evolved into a culinary and cultural travel scene. Shift into low gear and people-watch along quirky Telegraph Avenue while checking out the bookstores and cafes. After strolling through the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley Rose Garden and the Downtown Arts District, head into the hills for an outdoor adventure in Tilden Park or cruise down to the waterfront park, where the San Francisco skyline sparkles across the bay.

All things to do » Things to do

Tilden Regional Park
Tilden Regional Park
Tilden is one of Berkeley's oldest and most popular parks that offers a variety of family-fun activities like pony rides and carousels.
Attraction type: Parks
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UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Owner description: Past Strawberry Canyon is the 34-acre Botanical Garden, which holds about 13,000 species of plants. The species are organized according to regions of the world, and the garden has... more Owner description: Past Strawberry Canyon is the 34-acre Botanical Garden, which holds about 13,000 species of plants. The species are organized according to regions of the world, and the garden has a great collection of native Californian plants. Bring a picnic basket and some money for the bookstore and admission (closed the first Tuesday of each month and free on the first Thursday of each month). Be sure to check out the conservatory (for tropical plants) and the Chinese medicinal herb garden.The garden is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day of the year except the first Tuesday of each month, Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25, December 31, January 1, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tours are also available on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
California's most prestigious public university is the home of liberalism and revolution.
Attraction type: Colleges & universities
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Indian Rock Park
Indian Rock Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Berkeley Marina
Berkeley Marina
One of the recommended windsurfing launch spots.
Attraction type: Neighborhoods; Marinas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Cheeseboard Pizza
Cheeseboard Pizza
Ranked #1 of 612 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Chez Panisse
Chez Panisse
Ranked #2 of 612 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Californian
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Rivoli Restaurant
Rivoli Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 612 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price: $25 - $40
Cuisines: European
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Ranked #4 of 612 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Julia's at the Berkeley City Club
Julia's at the Berkeley City Club
Ranked #5 of 612 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, French, Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Channing Guest House
Channing Guest House
$65
Ranked #4 of 9 Berkeley B&B and Inns

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Muir Lodge Motel
2.0 of 5
Muir Lodge Motel
$92 - $149
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Martinez
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The Lodge at Tiburon
3.5 of 5
The Lodge at Tiburon
$187 - $329
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Tiburon
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Brick Path Bed and Breakfast
The Brick Path Bed and Breakfast
$155 - $190
Ranked #1 of 9 Berkeley B&B and Inns
North Berkeley Cottage
North Berkeley Cottage
$120 - $190
Ranked #2 of 9 Berkeley B&B and Inns
The Brown Shingle Bed and Breakfast
The Brown Shingle Bed and Breakfast
$90 - $135
Ranked #3 of 9 Berkeley B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
4.0 of 5
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
$196 - $317
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Berkeley
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Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
4.0 of 5
Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
$239 - $358
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Berkeley
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Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5
Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa
$227 - $323
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lafayette
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