Collected by Molly O'Donnell
1200 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94708, USA
This city-owned park in Berkeley will steal your heart, even before you find the stone slide! While I was exploring the park for the first time, I'd already been wowed by the little league park of my dreams, the magical Redwood trail running...
900 Murray St, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
Walking into Urban Ore for the first time is an assault on the senses. To each their own on any treasure hunt here, in the space that just keeps on going. Row after row, drawer after shelf, the amount of discarded items (spared from landfills)...
South Hall Rd, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
Rising high, the Sather Tower beacons visitors to at least absorb the higher education and beautifully laid out campus. Enter the campus from Telegraph Ave side and make your way up the hill towards the obelisk-shaped monument. You can climb the...
2080 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
When you're in Berkeley, exploring the famous Fourth Street shopping area, make sure you make your way down to Sketch Ice Cream! They make their ice cream fresh, every morning- hence the name 'sketch'. They use Straus organic milk and join it with...
THUMP! THUD! CRASH! If ever there was a rude awakening, this was definitely it. It’s early. It’s been one hell of a journey to get here, the house rat has kept us awake has been running across the mosquito net and I need my shuteye. I turn over...
Jewel Lake, California 94708, USA
There are miles upon miles of trails and hikes to choose from in Tilden Park, high up in the Berkeley Hills and I always love to start and finish many of the classic afternoons here by swinging through the Redwood groves that are on the western...
200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Yes, the UC-Berkeley Botanical Garden is a beautiful, tranquil place, especially on a winter morning. But it's also a great place for a scavenger hunt for naughty-sounding plant names: Blue Dicks, Naked-stem Buckwheat, Hooker's Evening Primrose,...
2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
La Note, located in Berkeley's downtown, is the perfect place for a hearty french-style breakfast. Locals flock to this place for it's relaxed atmosphere and good food. Grab a friend and enjoy conversation over café creme & yummy pancakes. Also...
2865 Seventh Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
Mint Leaf Vietnamese restaurant in Berkeley is situated where the old Scharffen Berger Chocolate factory used to be. The building with its beautiful brick and large glass windows is perfect for a cold rice noodle salad with Vietnamese iced coffee...
1805 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
Above this 4th Street crafts store and paperie, beloved by everyone from Martha Stewart to local DIYers, is a studio classroom. With one-day and weekend workshops on topics such as pajaki chadeliers and Santos figures, this is the perfect intro to...
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