The new 2016/17 Berkeley Visitors Guide is now available at multiple traveler information outlets and online here.
The guide’s 77 full-color, illustrated pages offer travel essentials as well as fun features such as “Berkeley Local Libations,” “Berkeley Born,” and “Architectural Heritage.”
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 center 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.
The world-renowned University of California was founded here in 1868. Today the “Cal” campus rises from the heart of the city into a forested foothill range. It’s Berkeley’s “central park,” surrounded by a collection of neighborhoods, each with a signature mantra and mood. From foodie Gourmet Ghetto and stylish Fourth Street, to hip-hop Telegraph Ave, chic Solano and the vibrant downtown, each of Berkeley’s “boroughs” has hyper-local authenticity and vibe.