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.
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.
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.
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!
Save hundreds with a vacation home rental from Tripping.com and forget the hotel room. For the ultimate getaway, Berkeley offers 298 affordable vacation rentals with a price to match your budget and accommodation needs. Prices in Berkeley start at an average price of $190 a night with long-term rentals averaging $6850 a month.These vacation rentals offer a range of amenities, so you’ll feel right at home. For those looking to stay in a corporate rental, 252 of Berkeley’s rentals offer high speed WiFi Internet so you can easily keep in touch with your company or team. Go for a swim at one of the 15 properties complete with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with a night of cable TV in any of our 215 vacation home rentals.Traveling with your dog or cat? Choose from 59 pet-friendly rentals in Berkeley that allow you to bring your extended family along.Tripping.com’s home rentals offer far more room and comfort than a hotel, providing a safe and spacious place for you and your pets. Many properties allow you to book directly online, so once you find that perfect vacation rental, you’ll be all set to go!Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Berkeley where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor. There are 179 HomeAway rentals, 34 Booking.com short term rentals and 30 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.