Many of Oakland’s highlights are located near to Albany, making it a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Berkeley Marina and the Berkeley Repertory Theater are just two of the popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. Also worth checking out are the Berkeley Community Theater and Rose Garden.
Albany has a number of museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that make great places to visit. There are plenty of excellent places where you can spend a morning such as the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley and the Judah L. Magnes Museum. Experience established and up-and-coming artists performing live at Greek Theater in Berkeley and the Pacific Film Archive. Enjoy the beautiful displays at the Berkeley Art Museum in Berkeley.
If the weather is good get outdoors and appreciate the nearby green spaces. There are some nice urban parks, so why don’t you go out and enjoy the Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley, People's Park and the University of California Botanical Gardens.
Some of Oakland's popular sights are in and around Albany, such as Doe Library in Berkeley. Learn about history at Sather Gate in Berkeley.
Spend a few hours with fellow college football lovers at Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, cheering on local legends, the California Golden Bears. On match days follow the river of blue and gold, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a few post-game beers.
When it’s time to wind down after a long day exploring the charming streets of Albany, check in to one of the area’s convenient bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina, the HYATT house Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area, and the popular Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, Emeryville.