Famous for being a free-spirited city, Berkeley has a raft of arty haunts, eco parks and thrift stores to explore
Fall in love with Berkeley, an eclectic city beside the San Francisco Bay. Stroll downtown and discover Berkeley’s arts district where theaters, cinemas and music venues fill tree-lined avenues and poetry is embedded in the sidewalk. Head through Central and West Berkeley, choosing between international eateries or rummaging through eco parks and thrift stores. Or simply enjoy walking to the University of California through Southside, passing cool indie bookstores and sidewalk vendors selling hippy clothing. From here, you can escape into the surrounding nature reserves.