Things to Do in Berkeley, CA

There are many things to do in Berkeley, CA, during your stay at our peaceful, comfortable Berkeley Lab Guest House. Birthplace of the 1960s Free Speech Movement, Berkeley is well-known as a center for the arts, scientific advancement, and gorgeous green areas. Located along the San Francisco Bay, you'll be greeted with moderate weather and breathtaking views from much of the city's major attractions.

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Explore Scientific Research

Start your exploration of scientific research and advancement at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. This federally-funded science center has operated since 1931 and provides private, group, and educational tours of their labs. Once you explore the lab, you can head to The Advanced Light Source. Here, you'll get a first-hand look at a specialized particle accelerator capable of generating X-ray light.

Visit the University of California, Berkeley

One of the best things to do in Berkeley, CA? Explore the grounds of one of the top-ranked US schools with the distinct honor of churning out influential alumni, Nobel Prize winners, and significant contributions to human knowledge. Since its founding in 1868, the UC Berkeley campus has continued to grow, and you're welcome to bear witness to this fascinating institution of higher learning with a stroll around the grounds or campus tours.

Get Outside at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens

If you're fond of the great outdoors or a gardening enthusiast, the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens aren't to be missed. The gardens feature a range of plant species native to Asia, California, the Mediterranean, Southern Africa, and more. Since this attraction is so popular, booking your tickets in advance is highly suggested. Adult tickets are $15, and the grounds are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

Experience the Fine Arts

Experience the fine arts at one of two excellent venues. Zellerbach Hall is a large, modern auditorium, while the Hearst Greek Theatre is an amphitheater recently named one of the top ten of its kind in America. These venues are home to a rotating calendar of events that include music of various genres, classical theater, and orchestral performances.

Other Things to Do in Berkeley, California

Besides the exciting featured attractions listed above, other things to do in Berkeley, California, include:
  • Tilden Regional Park
  • Tilden Park Little Farm
  • Indian Rock Park
  • Sather Tower
  • Berkeley Fire Trails
  • Aquatic Park
  • Codornices Park

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