Berkeley Tourism

Berkeley (/ˈbɜːrkliː/ BURK-lee) is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. It is named after the 18th-century Anglo-Irish bishop and philosopher George Berkeley. It borders the cities of Oakland and Emeryville to the south and the city of Albany and unincorporated community of Kensington to the north. Its eastern border with Contra Costa County generally follows the ridge of the Berkeley Hills. The 2010 census recorded a population of 112,580. Berkeley is home to the oldest campus in the University of California system, the University of California, Berkeley and of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which is managed and operated by the university. It also has the Graduate Theological Union, one of the largest religious studies institutions in the world. It is one of the most politically liberal cities in the United States.

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Bequeathing you with a glorious skyline view of the Sather Tower and the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley tourism is a Pandora box waiting to be explored. Deriving its name from George Berkeley, who was a philosopher and an 18th-century Anglo-Irish bishop, the city is home to the very old University of California and some more significant institutions. Today the city is full of great outdoors including park, marinas and farms that make it a delight to visit with kids. Thus, this is a very family-friendly destination perfect for that family vacation you have been planning. The most important and popular of attractions in Berkeley has, however, been the Tilden Regional Park, a 2,079-acre regional park in the East Bay. Other worthwhile attractions include University of California, Berkeley, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, Tilden Park Little Farm, Berkeley Marina and the Sather Tower. Given the large amount of South Asian population, you will also encounter a prevailing Indian culture that is well depicted in the restaurants and shopping avenues of this city.

 

  • Know the pollution level of Berkeley before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 36.11 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.22 (Low)
  • How safe is Berkeley for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Berkeley.

    • Burglary and Theft 70.59 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 67.65 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 61.76 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.29 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 52.94 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 79.41 (High)
    • Attacks 66.18 (High)
    • Drug offense 70.59 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.29 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 26.47 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.88 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 69.12 (High)
    • Safety Index 36.68 (Low)
    • Climate Index 96.4 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 34.36 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.18 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.64 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Berkeley

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.5 USD

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