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Address: Berkeley, CA

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Beautiful views of the Bay Area!

This is a great drive with gorgeous views looking west of the Golden Gate Bridge, SF, Berkeley, SF Bay and beyond! Go up Centennial and park at the Lawrence Hall of Science... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is a great drive with gorgeous views looking west of the Golden Gate Bridge, SF, Berkeley, SF Bay and beyond! Go up Centennial and park at the Lawrence Hall of Science overflow parking just past the Museum on the left (free) for a great view. Then proceed up Centennial and turn right on Grisly Peak Blvd. for more beautiful... More 

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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

Centennial drive offers a nice view across Berkeley to San Francisco and the Golden Gate. Stop at the lower parking lot close to the Lawrence Hall of Science and you can see the whole area from Richmond to San Mateo. Continue to Grizzly Peak south and you get even more nice spots and views.

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Lafayette, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Really good place for a wonderful view, and great picture taking. I drive everyday as this is my commute home

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Albany, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2013

From the UC Campus up to the top at Grizzley Peak Blvd., you wind along a fairly steep stretch of road known as Centennial Drive. Along the way you will see a UC sports facility, the Strawberry Canyon swimming facility, the Botanical Gardens and many UC science bldgs. There are a few places to stop and park in order to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2012

and the stupid street isn't labelled, hope you have GPS. But it leads to the gorgeous Botanical Gardens.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 492 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2012

The easiest way to find this winding road up into the hills above the UC campus is to drive along Gayley/Piedmont on the east side of campus, turn toward Lawrence Hall of Science when you see the sign pointing toward it and some other destinations (at a stop sign at the intersection with Stadium Rim Way - that street may... More 

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