Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area sits on rolling hills much like its neighbor, Oakland. Both cities are part of Alameda County. Home to the University of California Berkeley, the higher learning institution is considered one of the premier universities in the U.S. The college influences much of the city's lifestyle with eclectic shops, dining and and trend-setting music and entertainment.
Berkeley Events include the Berkeley Bay Festival, Kids Triathlon, King Carnival and wonderful community Earth Day celebration.
For visitors to Berkeley, there are some great renovated historic hotels, cafes, and much to see and do. Local residents find Berkeley ideal with a family-oriented lifestyle that blends small town ways with the big city amenities.
Berkeley has many events to attract tourists throughout the year, including an adventure style playground for youth to get muddy and have a great time.
When visiting Berkeley, be sure to plan time to explore while enjoy the close proximity to Oakland and San Francisco.
Eastshore State Park (and Seashore) in Berkeley is part of the California State Parks Bay Area region.