Set on sparkling San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a spirited city that will surprise and delight those who still see it as the counter-culture centre of the Sixties. Free speech and flower power are forever in the city’s “DNA,” but Berkeley has evolved into a culinary and cultural destination with a “green” soul.
Berkeley is more than a vibrant Northern California destination. It is also home to the park-like UC Berkeley Campus that rises from Downtown Berkeley, with topographical drama, into a forested foothill range. Acres its 18 square miles, Berkeley offers a cultural and culinary bounty, visual and performing arts, great local shops and restaurants, and outdoor recreation.
Culinary travel experiences abound in Berkeley. Dine at the historic and iconic Chez Panisse, a pioneer in the local, sustainable, organic food movement. Visit a Berkeley brewery to enjoy local craft beer and delicious pub food. Looking for that perfect, candlelit romantic restaurant by the bay? Find it in Berkeley!
Today, Berkeley restaurants, chefs, and food artisans continue to innovate and impress with quality cuisine and memorable experiences. With more than 350 restaurants citywide, there’s an amazing array of dining options.