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Address: Berkeley, CA
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Almost as if we haven't lost a moment of time... Telegraph Avenue in...

Almost as if we haven't lost a moment of time... Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley is still so reminiscent of the 60's that you will feel as if you have traveled back in time when you visit Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley.

The shops and eateries are a mix of quintessential hippie-dom mixed with the current U.C. Berkeley modern day student. Both seem to blend together in a medley that makes shopping and eating here almost a cultural or historical trek as well as a great shopping one.

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NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE

It is sorry to see the demise and corporate takeover of Telegraph Ave. Once cool, with great independent stores--bookstores, cafes and the like-- it is now dirty and grubby, with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to do, see, and eat! Great to walk down and walk into the shops like the Chinese bakery on the corner, T-Shirt Orgy, Rasputin Music, and Cream.

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405 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is sorry to see the demise and corporate takeover of Telegraph Ave. Once cool, with great independent stores--bookstores, cafes and the like-- it is now dirty and grubby, with chain outlets and the like. Still a few old standbys, but quite sad now. 4th Street and the North Berkeley Food Ghetto are more fun..

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Thank albebuc
Riverbank, California
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257 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Great variety of shops and restaurants. You need more than one day to see it all. Some of the stuff for sale borders on the unique.

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Thank Douglas D
Berkeley, California
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2017

If you're a tourist, it isn't really worthy as an attraction to visit on purpose. If you're already on campus or downtown Berkeley, might as well check it out. There are still a couple of cool bookstores and independent shops, but not much else. The food is not fantastic. You can get cheap greasy spoon chinese, pizza, burgers, etc, but... More 

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Thank Joy S
Redmond, Washington
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Walking Telegraph Avenue is always lively and entertaining. Lots of coffee shops and tasty restaurants to enjoy, before after walking around the UC Campus.

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Martinez, California
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2016

Pizza, Chinese, Vegan, Vegetarian, books and dogs. Freaks and geeks. Hippies and students, High school kids and parents wheeling strollers. Don't forget the side streets off of Telegraph - People's Park, used records, Gumby, Poky, kites,things to read, buttons and bumper stickers, bicycles, bagels, balloons and flowers, tie-died shirts, second hand clothing and everything blue and gold.

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San Francisco, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Cafes, restaurants, bookstores, Tibetan shops, stores, punks, hippies, students, visitors, artists, street vendors, homeless, and more all mix on historic Telegraph Avenue that runs from Oakland right into the UC Berkeley campus.

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Thank JDZatSF
Greer, South Carolina
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Runners, bikers, joggers, walkers dog-walkers Busy Thanksgiving week in the stores-restaurants over flowing. Safeway grocery in the area super busy-but fun!

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Thank 60gran2015
Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Everything wonderful about Berkeley can be found on Telegraph Ave. Firstly there is People's Park, and all the shops between the end of Telegraph at the UC campus and Stuart. Everyone is wonderful - be prepared to bring plenty of cash to dispense to the homeless panhandling, but also to be rewarded for it with genuine appreciation and friendship.

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Galway, New York
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119 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

If you're in Berkeley you absolutely must spend some time on the famous Telegraph Avenue. There are a lot of interesting people around and cool places to pop in to. Definitely worth a look.

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