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Best things to do in Berkeley

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Tilden Park, one of East Bay Regional Park District's 3 oldest parks, offers more than 2,000 acres for outdoor adventure. Activities include a Botanic Garden, Environmental Center, Merry-Go-Round, Steam Train, Lake Anza and Tilden Park Golf Course. Entrances are off Wildcat Canyon Rd. and Grizzly Peak Blvd.”
265 locals recommend
University
“Hit up Cal with all it's food, music, and college to get the full experience!”
219 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
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“Excellent vegetarian pizza. Check their website to find out what pizza they are serving today. Their cheese counter and bakery are also excellent places to pick up ingredients for dinner.”
205 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This place is where California cuisine all started. Eat downstairs or upstairs, and you won't be disappointed. ”
200 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Wonderful Italian food. This isn't just pizza, it's a gorgeous atmosphere and the menu changes daily according to what's fresh at the farmer's market.”
147 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Went to see the Old Masters exhibit, the museum is right by the BART station, easy commute from San Francisco. Beautiful building, and I liked to see lots of places to sit and rest a little. It stands out as one of the best! Each and every exhibit is outstanding and the space is beautiful. Not too big/overwhelming so perfect for an afternoon. Great cafe at the top too. Highly recommend!”
84 locals recommend
Bakery
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“More than a bakery—there friend chicken cabbage sandwich is legend. If you're lucky you'll get a free cookie while you wait in line. All Ages. Breakfast-lunch spot.”
130 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great East Bay shopping and restaurants. Some truly unique stores, including some outlets with great deals. Nice outdoor hang. ”
117 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Annual events include a kite festival at Cesar Chavez park. The Cal Sailing Club is here, offering lessons. ”
94 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Deep dish pizza that’ll make any pizza lover smile. Their spinach and sausage is a fave.”
85 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“Mexican and Cuban mash up. Love it for quick food. Good for families and groups. ”
85 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Authentic, amazing haute-casual Mexican food in stylish but low-key setting.”
95 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful and unusual park set in a stunning nook of the Berkeley Hills. Enjoy an uphill urban hike from Downtown Berkeley amongst stunning architecture and plant life. Arrive at Indian Rock park for sweeping views of the bay and San Francisco from atop a massive boulder. ”
62 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A fantastic local brewpub with a beautiful patio. It's a few miles away but one of our favorites.”
80 locals recommend
Theater
“Check to see what's playing. Great option to see something different and also close to great restaurants.”
65 locals recommend
Garden
“A great spot to watch the sunset - free and fun to walk into to look at the flowers as well ”
60 locals recommend