Berkeley CA is located in northern California in the San Francisco Bay area. Berkeley is named after the famous Irish philosopher and bishop, George Berkeley. The city is a very popular destination for a nice Californian getaway and is often visited by young adults looking to attend the University of Berkeley -- the oldest campus in the system of California.
The history of the city dates back to the mid 1700s, and if you are interested in history, check out the archives where you can learn the most interesting facts. There are also a lot of great museums, parks and landmarks to visit in the city, plus plenty of cafes and restaurants to help visitors indulge.
Berkeley is known for its gorgeous streets, old style buildings, historical areas, and plenty of great things to do. For a relaxing day and to check out the sparkling skyline of San Francisco in the bay area or have a nice drink on the shore, you can easily do that.
Plenty of amazing indoor and outdoor activities await visitors here. Check out Tilden Regional Park in north Berkeley where you can go on a great hike, horse back riding, biking or walking, plus have a great view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. UC Berkeley is only a minutes away from here so head over to check out the historical campus. The botanical gardens at Berkeley are also open to visitors and are full of exotic flowers and butterflies. Alternatively, the tranquil Berkeley Marina is wonderful for leisurely strolls with family and friends, and is lined with harbour front restaurants serving fresh seafood platters and scenic views.
Elsewhere, Lawerence Hall of Science is not only a museum but an educational site where children and adults alike can learn about cool experiments and discoveries. Equally, the University of California Museum of Paleontology is perfect for little ones interested in dinosaurs. There are additionally plenty of art galleries in Berkeley to browse local art and contemporary pieces.
The best areas to stay are the downtown Berkeley area and north Berkeley where you can find plenty of vacation rental homes for your stay. These vacation rentals are available both short-term and long-term, so can truly be your home away from home. Berkeley has a large selection of rentals with full kitchens and multiple bedrooms. Browse the rentals in Berkeley and find the perfect vacation rental for your getaway!
The best time to visit Berkeley is September when the weather is warm and clear. If you are traveling and want a little piece and quiet, avoid Berkeley in August when most of the college students move into town. The average temperature from April until October is around 72 degrees which is a perfect weather for hiking and sightseeing in the historical downtown area. From November until March, the weather is around 59 degrees and comes with rain.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Berkeley. The hottest month in Berkeley is April, when temperatures peak at 86 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 34 ˚F. The wettest month in Berkeley is March with 8.15 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.12 inches of rain.
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Find the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others. We have 1,125 vacation rentals, hotels and other places to stay in Berkeley ranging from low-cost options to extravagant places to stay. When traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Berkeley is available at $10 per night. The average price of a vacation rental is around $149 per night.
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