Berkeley California Travel
If the only thing you know about Berkeley, California, is that it is the birthplace of free speech, flower power and free speech, then you probably have never been there. Berkeley has become a culinary, cultural, and tourist destination, but "free speech" and "flowers of power" have always been embedded in the city's DNA.
Oakland, south of Berkeley, is a large and diverse city, with many ethnic neighborhoods less visited by tourists than San Francisco. Berkeley is famous for its liberal politics and home to the internationally renowned University of California, Berkeley. Their progressive and free thinking is reflected in the university's "free speech zones" and in its many cultural and cultural events.
Smaller towns near Berkeley are Emeryville in the Southwest and Alameda in the East of Berkeley in the Bay Area's Central Valley.
The hills between Berkeley and Oakland, including Tilden and Wildcat Parks, are within easy walking distance, by car or bike, and offer many hikes with spectacular views. You can drive or cycle through Eastland Park and the Oakland - Alameda - Contra Costa County route as well as the East Bay Trail.
Neighboring Berkeley is home to the University of California, Berkeley College and California Institute of Technology. Starting at Sather Gate, a view of the university is one of Berkeley's greatest pleasures. You can watch the UC Berkeley football game between the Berkeley Bears and the Oakland Raiders and the Oakland Athletics versus the San Francisco 49ers.
Not surprisingly, Berkeley is located in the Berkeley Hills and is known as "Berkeley Hills." The East Bay Hills, which include 53,300 acres, rise above Oakland and Berkeley to 2,000 feet above sea level and 1,500 feet above sea level. These hills between Berkeley and Oakland are dominated by the University of California, UC Berkeley, California Institute of Technology and California State University, Oakland, and their crown jewel is the 2,000-acre Tilden.
The park preserves the wild ridges between Berkeley and Oakland and Tilden offers a picturesque view of the Oakland - Berkeley - San Francisco Bay Bridge. In Berkeley, it serves as the terminus of two lines, one south of the University of California, Berkeley to Oakland and the other from Oakland to San Jose.
Take BART or AC Transit to the North Berkeley station, which is located in a residential neighborhood, and then catch a train to Richmond - toward downtown Berkeley at the station. Transfer to BART to drive to downtown Berkeley or the University, then on to AC and take the Richmond to Oakland or Oakland to San Jose or the Oakland - San Francisco Bay Bridge train.
The BART stations in downtown Berkeley are usually the best option for travelers, but Ashby Station is located in a run-down part of South Berkeley and North Berkeley Station is located in the residential area of University Ave. Berkeley is a convenient and affordable place to stay in San Francisco and can be reached in just 20 minutes by city train to Berkeley. It can be reached by ferry or BART.
Although you can visit Berkeley at any time of the year, the weather in the Bay Area varies from year to year and month to month.
Either way, Berkeley and the East Bay are typically warmer than the city, which is why it was especially fun to occupy Berkeley from San Francisco, which I visited last summer. Not surprisingly, one of my favorite pastimes in and around Berkeley is walking through the neighborhoods of Berkeley that happen to border the place I stayed during my visit. I quickly became obsessed with the cafes right on the Berkeley-Oakland border, serving the best coffee in all of Berkeley.
The theater is located in the heart of the city and offers fantastic views over the Bay Area and the San Francisco Bay Bridge as well as the Golden Gate Bridge.
In the Berkeley Hills, near the campus of the University of Berkeley, is the University of California, Berkeley, one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the world. Crowned by the hills of Berkeley and embedded in its campus are the California Institute of Technology (CIT) and Berkeley State University (BSU).
Berkeley is located in Los Angeles, Southern California, but it is in San Francisco, so stay on I-80 to the east and west on Interstate 580. Take the yellow line and switch to red or orange to reach downtown Berkeley.
A public terminal is located at Ashby BART station in downtown Berkeley, south of BART station. There is a Robert A. Robert Memorial Library, a universal building located across from Ash at Shattuck - St. Mary's College of California, Berkeley's oldest public library, and located on the west side of Berkeley.
Berkeley Rep. was founded in a shop window on College Avenue in the late 1960s and has grown over the decades. Two decades ago, it moved to downtown Berkeley and was extensively renovated and expanded in 2000 and 2001.