1301 Shattuck Avenue Between Walnut Street and Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 +1 510 981 6660(City Park Council)
A popular recreational venue in the community since 1916, the Live Oak Park is a city park that acts as a prominent space for community festivals, fairs, and more. Measuring an impressive 5.52 acres (2.23 hectares), this park comprises two lighted tennis courts, two lighted basketball courts, two playgrounds, a theater, and picnic areas, among other facilities. Being the home of the Berkeley Art Center and the Live Oak Theater, the Live Oak Park is buzzing with life. An ideal spot for a family outing, or just an evening stroll, the Live Oak Park fulfills its role as a community recreation venue.
1823 9th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 +1 510 549 1433
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is a magnificent structure built in 1878. Inspired by the Gothic style of architecture, it have fine details on the exteriors. The church has been preserved well over the centuries and continuous to conduct regular services and ceremonies.
1275 Walnut Street Berkeley, CA 94709 +1 510 644 6893
A gallery exhibiting various artworks, the Berkeley Art Center is a slice of vibrant, colorful art in the northern area of the city of Berkeley. Apart from art exhibitions, the center also plays host to numerous live music and literary events. Entrance to the gallery is free of charge, however donations are accepted and encouraged. Check the website for the latest information on schedules and more.
11 Spinnaker Way Berkeley, CA 94710 +1 510 981 5150(City Park Council)/+1 510 981 6731(Tourist Information)
Berkeley's César E. Chavez Park came into being in 1957, although back then it was known as the North Waterfront Park. The area is perfect for good ol' outdoorsy fun, with great views, hiking trails, a leash-free areas for dogs, and much more.
1600-1620 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709 +1 510 540 6444
North of downtown Berkeley, this area features some of the best in fine cuisine and gourmet shopping in the city. Locals looking for food that is a cut above head here for the best in ethnic and local dining. The keystone is definitely Chez Panisse, known throughout the world as the place to eat in the Bay Area. You will also find that some of the best tapas can be found at Cesar, the best sushi at Toyo and authentic Thai at Cha Am. There are also several vegetarian options, like the Japanese Cha-Ya, and great breakfasts and lunches at Guerilla Cafe, to name just a few.
1100 Eastshore Highway Berkeley, CA 94710 +1 510 559 7300
For the thrills of thoroughbred horse-racing, visit this Albany fast track, located just five minutes from San Francisco over the Bay Bridge (take the Gilman exit). It is an old-fashioned race track with a modern makeover. When the first race starts, the fun begins. Make bets, drink beer, and cheer for your favorite horse. Contests and giveaways at the track are not uncommon, like their Sunday Dollar Days where admission, beers, sodas and hot dogs are all just a dollar each. Ample parking and great views of the City by the Bay are an added plus.
South Hall Road University of California Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720 +1 510 642 1464
Well known as the oldest surviving building of the University of California, the South Hall is the only old structure that is still in existence on the campus. Housing the first physics library, college of agriculture, business school and also a temporary museum, the hall is a beautiful srchitectured structure and it features a railing balcony at the entrance. This hall stands as the sole survivor of the university and is a great place to visit. Tours are available too.
Junction of Bancroft Way and Fulton Street UC Berkeley campus Berkeley, CA 94720 +1 510 643 8038
Built in 1932, this track and field , soccer stadium was one of its kind till 1999 and is one of the best track and field stadiums in the world. Edwards Track Stadium / Goldman Field or the George C. Edwards Stadium has seen some of the best collegiate and individual performances in the history of sports. It has hosted eight championship tournaments and witnessed world records, American and collegiate records being set here. The stadium also offers excellent views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay.
University Drive & S Hall Road Berkeley, CA 94709 +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)/+1 510 653 8056
Sather Tower is most commonly known as "The Campanile" to locals. Easily spotted in the Berkeley skyline, it remains the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world. For a small fee, you can take an elevator ride and a flight of stairs to the eighth floor observation deck. Inside, you'll find a full concert carillon comprised of 61 massive bells. Looking outside you'll find a lovely aerial view of Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay. Except in summer, brief concerts are played regularly, three times a day, with the longest concert played on Sunday afternoons. Check out the website for concert schedules, admission hours, and any closures that may be due to repairs and construction.
Off Stadium Rim Way & Centennial Drive The Big C Berkeley, CA 94709 +1 510 549 7040(Tourist Information)
Hikers, lovers, and photographers go for the stunning panorama of the Berkeley skyline. Fans of college football go to join the spirited "Tightwad Hill" crowd in their "free seats" overlooking Memorial Stadium. It may not be easy to get here, but once you've made it, you immediately sense the tradition steeped within these grounds. Though it looks more impressive from afar, you can find the giant, block-letter "C" on this hill, where it has received hundreds of coatings of paint since its original construction in 1905. Also, during football games the California Victory Canon fires from Charter Hill after every Cal Bears touchdown and victory. Please note that the hill is steep and un-lit at night.
Constructed as a temporary attraction for the 1915 Pan Pacific
International Exhibition, this Grecian monument continues to enchant and enhance the city. The original plaster, which made up the monument's exterior, has been gradually replaced with funds raised by ...
This East Bay woodland canyon offers great panoramic views of
the Bay Area. The 205 acre park sits next to UC Berkeley and has trails accessible from the city. There are no facilities such as picnic tables, just wilderness ...
Telegraph Avenue is a prominent attraction in the city. Through
the years, the street has seen its share of protests and riots, including the famous riot over the controversy of People's Park. Apart from its historical significance, the Telegraph ...