So you have some free time on your hands and want to explore Berkeley a bit?
A city rich in culture, history, food & the arts has plenty going on.
First up, start the day with a little caffeine and nourishment at Venus.
This popular restaurant has a great reputation, especially when it comes to brunch. Whether you’re an protein lover or a pancakes person, Venus has you covered. There are even items on the menu for vegetarians and kids, so nobody is left out and everyone leaves satisfied.
Walk over to the Campanile on Berkeley’s campus and take in the views from the top.
This year, the 300 foot bell tower known as the Campanile, celebrates 100 years on campus.
Enjoy a slice of pizza at the Cheeseboard for Lunch.
Their pizzas never have meat and are topped with organic and local ingredients when possible. Pizzas are made fresh daily and each day of the week they are open, the pizza changes.
Insider tip: Check out their website to see a lineup for the week on what the planned pizzas are.
Feel the vibe of Berkeley and stroll up Telegraph Avenue
At the center of community life, a large section of Telegraph Avenue is home to many restaurants, bookstores, clothing shops, and street vendors galore making a living on the city sidewalks. You will see many types of people walking along – from college students to tourists, artists to business professionals and everything in between.
Indulge in spa treatments at the Claremont Hotel
Spa afternoon at a beautiful and historic hotel, club & spa. Need we say more?
Book it stat.
How about seeing a play at Berkeley Playhouse (built by our famed architect, Julia Morgan) in 1908.
Finish off the evening with dinner at Julia’s
Our beloved gem of a restaurant, nestled on the Second Floor.
If you are staying with us at the Berkeley City Club, it will only be an elevator ride up to your room after treating yourself to food (and wine) bliss.
We hope you enjoy some (or all) of our recommendations. Berkeley is a great little city.
Cheers to you on your next adventure!