What to do in Berkeley California

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Traveling to Berkeley California? The top things to do while you're there according to my sense of adventure! Remember to Subscribe and comment or ask questions :)

Fun things to do in Berkeley, CA:

Grizzly Peak - FREE
-Great views of Napa, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, San Francisco, Bay bridge, Oakland and Silicone Valley
-parking is available right in front of viewpoint (off to the side of the road)
-nice bench made from tree trunk covered in graffiti for a relaxing resting spot
-Address: 4638-, 4998 Grizzly Peak Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grizzly_Peak_%28Berkeley_Hills%29

Tilden Park - FREE
-Great hiking trails with lots of greenery, creeks, trees, and bridges
-Lake Anza is a great swimming spot to get out of the heat. You can find your own little swimming cove off the side of the trail or pay the following prices to get onto the sandy beach
Ages 16-61 - $3.50
Ages 1-15 - $2.50
Seniors 62+ or disabled - $2.50
Free Under 1 year - Free
-parking lots can be found in Tilden Park by following the signs

http://www.ebparks.org/parks/tilden

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve - FREE
-Entrance is on Stonewall Road behind the Claremont Hotel
-Maps can be found at entry
-Follow the Stonewall Panoramic trail to the lookout point. It is a steep 3/4-mile climb
-The first lookout is nice but keep climbing up!
-At the top there is an extraordinary panoramic view of Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Benicia Bridge
-2 hour street parking is available on Stonewall road near the entrance

http://www.ebparks.org/parks/claremont_canyon

Telegraph Avenue - FREE
-Berkeley is known for hippies and very open-minded people
-You can feel the vibes walking down Telegraph Avenue
-There are many thrift shops, restaurants, street vendors, street art, the original Amoeba Music
-Walks you straight into UC Berkeley

Cream (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me)
-Right on Telegraph avenue!
-Delicious ice cream sandwiches made on the spot
-Choose your cookie, your ice cream and your toppings
Address - 2399 TELEGRAPH AVE. BERKELEY, CA 94704

http://creamnation.com/#north-california

UC Berkeley campus
Must See - The Campanile
-3rd largest bell and clock tower in the world
-The bells are played daily at noon and 6pm, except Sundays they’re played at 2pm
-Cost to go up:
$3 for adults
$2 kids
-Beautiful view of the entire Bay Area, the UC Berkeley Campus and the Golden Gate Bridge
-As you walk up the steps of the Campanile, turn around to see the Golden Gate
-Take a stroll down the beautiful campus

http://campanile.berkeley.edu

Fieldwork Brewery
-Great beer with full flavor - apparently it’s not filtered like most beers to allow the flavor to really stick
-A lot of variety in types of beer they brew
-Chill atmosphere
-Indoor and outdoor seating
-Food available - small plates, snacky-things

http://fieldworkbrewing.com

Watch a sunset
-In front of Golden Gate Fields - very close to Fieldwork Brewery, so grab a roadie and head over to watch the sunset
-This spot overlooks the ocean and mountains

Muir Woods National Monument
--Day trip about 45 minutes away from Berkeley or San Francisco--
-Parking is a disaster because of many tourists.
-There is the Muir Woods Shuttle you can take to avoid this mess
http://marintransit.org/routes/66.html

-If the parking lots are full, keep driving down Muir Woods Road until you find a space on the grass
-Hike from your parking spot to the main entrance gate to get a map
-Entrance fee is $10 for ages 16+
-DON’T pay the fee if you’re willing to take a gorgeous hike through the whole monument.
Here’s the insider scoop:
-Start your hike from the “second” parking lot - not one in front of entrance, but the one a bit further down
-Follow the sign that says “to the Ben Johnson Trail” meaning you’re currently on the “Dip Sea Trail.”
-Follow the signs for the Dip Sea Trail until you see the sign for the Ben Johnson trail. Make a right onto the Ben Johnson.
-Follow the Ben Johnson all the way until you reach the entrance
gate of the Monument. Boom! You just completed the whole hike
backwards for free!
-It is about a 2 hour hike at a very comfortable pace with stops for pictures and snacks. Perks:
-Avoid fees
-Gorgeous ocean views
-Tranquility and alone time with the redwoods

-You’ll also end up standing at the exact same spot with all the tourists who paid the $10 to go in #yourenotmissingoutonathing

https://www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm

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