Get California dreamin’ with a visit to Berkeley. Berkeley is one of Northern California’s treasures east of the Bay area, and was the center of hippie culture in the sixties. Even today, Berkeley retains its free-spirited and rose-tinted soul. Great for a family trip or a get-away with friends, Berkeley is now a cosmopolitan hub of great food, art, and wonderful weather — with a radical past.
Things to do in Berkeley
Berkeley is a buzzing college town with the University of California Berkeley as its center of education, culture, and students. This picture-perfect school is UC’s oldest campus, and has beautiful collegiate parks and greenery growing alongside its ideas. UC Berkeley is home of the free speech movement as well as student activism. Walk around the campus to experience the great food and culture that gravitates towards this student area. Visit the Berkeley Flea Market by Ashby station in South Berkeley for antiques and eclectic finds. Open year-round on weekends, the 35 year old Flea Market has trendy thrift items with quirky Berkeley style. Another fashionable area is the ‘Gourmet Ghetto’ in North Berkeley. This business district is jammed with popular restaurants, and would be a great area to spend an evening. While you’re there, pair great food with California wine. Don’t forget to spend a serene day on Berkeley’s beaches! Visit the Miller/Knox regional shoreline that acts as a 300 acre park, then walk a short way to the quaint Keller Beach.
Berkeley Day Trips
Although Berkeley has so much to offer, California has many tempting destinations nearby. Oakland, just 20 minutes from UC Berkeley makes a perfect nature excursion. Spend a day at the gorgeous and iconic Lake Merritt. Explore and hike Redwood Regional park in Oakland for peace, serenity and trees for miles. See the Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, 20 minutes north of Berkeley by car, and on the border of Richmond. Popular for hikers, bikers or picnickers, Wildcat Canyon offers breathtaking views — even spot some animals! Are you going to San Francisco? Make sure to wear flowers in your hair, and travel via the BART train. Go to hilly San Francisco to do some shopping, see the Golden Gate Bridge, or visit iconic Chinatown in the big city of Northern California.
Tripping makes it easy to choose your accommodation in Berkeley. Tripping has thousands of rentals to make you comfortable whether your visit is long or short. Book accommodation in Downtown Berkeley, the commercial center if you’re looking to be where the action is. The area around UC Berkeley is naturally packed with students, so book here for some culture and college-town fun! Find the rental that’s perfect for you.
Transportation in Berkeley
Getting around in Berkeley is easy, as the area caters to bikers and pedestrians. Rent a bike or walk around town to get to where you need to be. Stroll around the vast parks or the college campus, and find restaurants and bars along the way. The Eastshore Freeway runs along the shoreline, so you’ll frequent it if you decide to drive. The California natives love driving in style, so rent your dream California car like the classic Jeep — or any car with an open roof!
Vacation Rentals in Berkeley
Looking for the perfect vacation rental for your Berkeley getaway? Tripping.com’s got you covered. Whether you’re seeking a vacation home, cabin rental or cottage, Berkeley offers 607 affordable vacation home rentals to choose from, with far more amenities, space and comforts than the average hotel room. Select from 520 properties with high-speed WiFi Internet, 31 full with jacuzzi and pool, and homes complete with outdoor patio, great for entertaining with guests. Whatever your needs, find the perfect home rental that best matches your accommodation style and budget.For travelers planning for an extended stay, long-term lodging and corporate rentals only cost an average of €4078 a month. Save hundreds with affordable vacation rentals on Tripping.com and, in many cases, book directly online so you’re all set to go. Berkeley has 607 gorgeous homes with 110 pet-friendly rentals to choose from, perfect for your dog or cat. Check out our vacation rental listings now to get the latest deals, and book the right vacation home rental for you and the whole family. Feel at home wherever you are and experience an unforgettable vacation with Tripping.com.
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