We found saved trips to
Multiple Trips

We found multiple saved trips to with this Point of Interest.

Edit Your Trip

Almost there! Start planning your trip by adding items to your itinerary:

  • Plan with Map Explorer
    Use Map Explorer to plan the places you'll visit on your trip.
    Map Explorer
  • Your Itinerary
    Check out your itinerary and add your own ideas to your trip.
    Trip Itinerary
  • Discover
    Read about , and explore places, attractions and more.


About Berkeley



University of California, Berkeley and California Memorial Stadium

University of California, Berkeley and California Memorial Stadium

This place has been added to 0 trip(s)

Sather Tower at University of California, Berkeley

Sather Tower at University of California, Berkeley

This place has been added to 0 trip(s)

Claremont Hotel

Claremont Hotel

This place has been added to 0 trip(s)

The birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, the radical hub of the 1960s, the home of arguably the nation's top public university, and the city whose government condemned the bombing of Afghanistan—Berkeley is all of those things. The city of 100,000 facing San Francisco across the bay is also culturally diverse, a breeding ground for social trends, a bastion of the counterculture, and an important center for Bay Area writers, artists, and musicians. Berkeley residents, students, and faculty spend hours nursing various coffee concoctions while they read, discuss, and debate at any of the dozens of cafés that surround the campus. Oakland may have Berkeley beat when it comes to cutting-edge arts, and the city may have forfeited some of its renegade 1960s spirit, as some residents say, but unless a guy in a hot-pink satin body suit, skullcap, and cape rides a unicycle around your town, you'll likely find that Berkeley remains plenty offbeat.It's the quintessential university town, and many who graduated years ago still bask in daily intellectual conversation, great weather, and good food. Residents will walk out of their way to go to the perfect bread shop or consult with their favorite wine merchant. And every September, residents gently lampoon themselves during the annual "How Berkeley Can You Be?" parade and festival where they celebrate their tie-dyed past and consider its new incarnations.

Read more

Read less

  • 74° / 53°
  • Avg Temp in September
  • Related AARP member discounts

AARP Member Discounts

See All Discounts

Things You Can't Miss

Nature Nestled in the Hills

A quiet oasis in a busy urban setting, Tilden Regional Park offers hiking, a botanical garden and Lake Anza for swimming and picnicking.

Nature Nestled in the Hills

Image Credit: Brad Perks Lightscapes/Alamy

See a Show at the Hearst Greek Theatre

This amphitheater, with a fabulous view of the San Francisco skyline and bay, hosts the Berkeley Jazz Festival and pop, rock and world music concerts.

See a Show at the Hearst Greek Theatre

Image Credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

A Really Big Bed of Roses

The Berkeley Rose Garden has 250 varieties of roses and 3,000 rose bushes. The garden generally is at its most dazzling in mid-May.

A Really Big Bed of Roses

Image Credit: Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images

Don't Miss Telegraph Avenue

Want to hear street music, eat tasty fondue or buy a bumper sticker that makes a point? They’re all to be had — and more — on this legendary avenue.

Don't Miss Telegraph Avenue

Image Credit: Zuma Press/Alamy

Look to the Stars

Chabot Space and Science Center, founded as an observatory in 1883, offers interactive exhibits, a planetarium and views through historic telescopes.

Look to the Stars

Image Credit: Silicon Valley Stock/Alamy

  • slide 0
  • slide 1
  • slide 2
  • slide 3
  • slide 4

Shared Trips to this Destination

Trips Places Of Interest

AARP Travel Center

Book online or call: 1.800.675.4318

Can't Decide?

Can't Decide?

Discover the perfect destination for your road trip with our help.

Try The Trip Finder
Just Browsing?

Just Browsing?

Find out how much you could save with AARP on your next trip.

See All AARP Member Discounts

Must Reads Before You Go


Top 10 Free Things to Do in America

by Alexis Flippin

Looking for free things to do in the U.S.? The Alamo, Mardi Gras in New Orleans and other locations made our list of must-see free places.


10 Ways to Get Kicked Off a Flight

by Christine Delsol

Air travel rules vary by airline, but follow these common standards to avoid being prohibited from flying.


10 Scenic Bike Rides for All Levels

Love cycling? Try the Timpoochee Trail, Deer Valley trails and 8 other beautiful bike paths throughout America.


New Air Travel Rules

by Kelsy Chauvin

Review TSA's latest airline regulations and air travel rules, and be prepared the next time you fly.

Discover Berkeley



Discover the very best of Berkeley.


Print and take your itinerary with you. (Coming Soon)


Share your trip with your family and fellow travelers. (Coming Soon)

Plan your trip

User Comments

Please leave your comment below.