Explore the walkable area of Downtown Berkeley—an opera house, shopping, and sights from Historic Berkeley to Berkeley Repertory Theater.

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Dining, Friendly People and Opera Houses

Top Hotels in Downtown Berkeley

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hotel Shattuck Plaza
4 out of 5
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley
$190/night
Aug 11 - Aug 12
4.3/5Excellent! (1,819 reviews)

"The property was in the heart of Berkeley and the staff was very friendly. The property was also very clean and well maintained."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
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Nash Hotel
2045 UNIVERSITY AVE, Berkeley
$99/night
Aug 5 - Aug 6
3.2/5 (101 reviews)

"The room was clean and the staff was very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Nash Hotel
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Cosy Berkeley Apartments Across UC Berkeley #121
3.5 out of 5
University Avenue 2070, Berkeley
Cosy Berkeley Apartments Across UC Berkeley #121
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Global Luxury Suites Downtown Berkeley
3.5 out of 5
2037 Parker Street, Berkeley
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"Great apartment in downtown Berkeley. 20 minutes walking distance to UC Berkeley campus was a bit far but Uber was easy to get. There was an email glitch about how to check in and no phone number to speak to anyone. It took a while to get in touch with someone to walk me through the check-in process. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

Global Luxury Suites Downtown Berkeley
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Cosy Berkeley Apartments 10 min to UC Berkeley 204d
3 out of 5
Dwight Way 1927, Berkeley
Cosy Berkeley Apartments 10 min to UC Berkeley 204d
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Berkeley Apartments Across UC Berkeley
University Avenue 2070, Berkeley
Berkeley Apartments Across UC Berkeley

Popular things to do in Downtown Berkeley

Golden Gate Bridge
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Golden Gate Bridge

Cars trundle across it and ships sail under it, but the best way to experience this iconic bridge is on foot. 

Pier 39
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Pier 39

This waterfront attraction offers thrilling rides, innovative street performers and colorful souvenir shops, but it’s the sea lions that win the day. 

Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz Island

Escape to “The Rock,” home of the infamous and abandoned island prison, and discover how it earned a reputation as a cold and unforgiving place.

Lombard Street
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Lombard Street

Lombard Street is a well-known landmark worth seeing in San Francisco. Discover the beautiful sunsets and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Palace of Fine Arts
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Palace of Fine Arts

This Roman-inspired palace built in 1915 remains a modern-day renaissance center of fine arts and science. 

Golden Gate Park
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Golden Gate Park

This beloved park offers relaxation among trees, flowers and wildlife, right in San Francisco’s backyard. 

Top activities in Downtown Berkeley

Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Indoor Skydiving Experience

$60

Experience all the plummeting, free falling, and soaring sensations of skydiving without ever getting on a plane. This indoor skydiving experience puts you in a vertical wind tunnel, where you can float weightlessly in space for an unforgettable adrenaline rush in totally safe surroundings.

Yosemite One Day - Half Dome and El Capitan 4 Hours in Park
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Yosemite One Day - Half Dome and El Capitan 4 Hours in Park

$129

Yosemite One Day Trip. Take this opportunity to see one of America's most unique National Parks, located 4 hours south east of San Francisco. Comfortable and relaxing train ride to Merced then motor coach to Yosemite.

Private Napa Wine Tour from San Francisco & Custom Half Case
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Private Napa Wine Tour from San Francisco & Custom Half Case

$93

Discover the world renowned wine region of Napa and Sonoma on this private tour in a luxury car. With your choice of an elegant town car or elite SUV, indulge in delicious samples of wine throughout the region without having to worry about driving.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Oakland, CA
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Oakland, CA

$3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Private City by the Bay Airplane Tour
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Private City by the Bay Airplane Tour

$179

You have not properly discovered San Francisco until you see it from the air. On a 40-minute flight with an experienced pilot, see memorable sights of the City by the Bay such as the famous Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Alcatraz and snap photos along the way.

San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley Private Tour
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San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley Private Tour

$150

When you're picked up at your accommodation in San Francisco or the East Bay, settle into the luxurious comfort of your platinum-edition Cadillac Escalade Limousine. This 4x4 vehicle comes fully loaded with captain's chairs, four high-definition screens, and a 16-speaker Bose stereo.

Other neighborhoods in Oakland

Downtown Oakland
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Downtown Oakland

Architecture, Theaters, Culture

Downtown Oakland is a welcoming neighborhood. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its architecture. You can satisfy your cultural palate with the theater scene and opera houses.

Jack London District
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Jack London District

Jack London District is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Uptown Oakland
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Uptown Oakland

Theaters, Opera Houses, Entertainment

Uptown Oakland is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its architecture among the more noteworthy.

Rockridge
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Rockridge

Shopping, Dining, LGBT-Friendly

Rockridge is a welcoming neighborhood.

West Alameda
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West Alameda

West Alameda is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Lake Merritt
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Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt is a welcoming neighborhood.