UC Berkeley is consistently rated the top public university. Before budget cuts, it was considered one of the top universities in the world consistently beating or tying with Harvard but with more departments and diversity. Still is now an old (>100 years ) campus with many delightful things to see and cultural events etc. Around the campus are many businesses and restaurants catering to students, staff and faculty.
Very worthwhile for historical and cultural reasons and more so if interested in college and university life and learning