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Things to do in Berkeley

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“A park with miniature train, pony-rides, a lake to swim in, and trails to explore... Home to bears and mountain lions, here's a little bit of wilderness right next to home.”
  • 268 locals recommend
University
“Take a stroll along the campus area. Enjoy the sites and the shops while you grab a bite to eat. ”
  • 219 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
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“Slip into this pizzeria after a visit to Cheeseboard Bakery. Try their pizza of the day with the mint sauce...”
  • 209 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Alice Waters started a food movement in this very restaurant. Local. Varying. Delectable.”
  • 194 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
Bakery
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“Locally famous hefty fried chicken sandwiches & classic desserts. insider tip: expect long lines.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Check out the exhibits here, temporary or permanent. The founder of this beloved Berkeley institution was the original owner of Dar Manzil, where you are staying!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great East Bay shopping and restaurants. Some truly unique stores, including some outlets with great deals. Nice outdoor hang. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Beautiful views, hike, run, stroll, sightsee, fly a kite, throw a frisbee, walk the dog. Be grateful to be alive. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“15-minute walk. Very popular. Latin American food. Gluten-free options. Order online for pick-up or eat there. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great Mexican and Oaxaca food, one of the areas best bars and spacious layout for small or large groups. Don't miss the backyard patio either.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The best stuffed, deep dish and thin crust pizzas with over 200 awards to show for it. insider tip: get the stuffed spinach and mushroom pizza but expect a 40 minute bake time on this iconic pizza.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Garden
“Who wouldn't love a beautifully located rose garden, adjacent to exquisite tennis courts? Across the road is Codornices Park, another local fave, with long meandering walks that go up into the hills...”
  • 63 locals recommend
Theatre
“Check to see what's playing. Great option to see something different and also close to great restaurants.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Bakery
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“It is on the way to Ashby BART if you are walking there. They have great pies and pastries.”
  • 78 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

Top restaurants

Cheese Shop
“Slip into this pizzeria after a visit to Cheeseboard Bakery. Try their pizza of the day with the mint sauce...”
  • 209 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Alice Waters started a food movement in this very restaurant. Local. Varying. Delectable.”
  • 194 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“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
Bakery
“Locally famous hefty fried chicken sandwiches & classic desserts. insider tip: expect long lines.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“15-minute walk. Very popular. Latin American food. Gluten-free options. Order online for pick-up or eat there. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great Mexican and Oaxaca food, one of the areas best bars and spacious layout for small or large groups. Don't miss the backyard patio either.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“The best stuffed, deep dish and thin crust pizzas with over 200 awards to show for it. insider tip: get the stuffed spinach and mushroom pizza but expect a 40 minute bake time on this iconic pizza.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Brewery
“A fantastic local brewpub with a beautiful patio. It's a few miles away but one of our favorites.”
  • 80 locals recommend

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