Academia, counter-culture and haute cuisine. Best known for the university and 1960s student unrest, Berkeley is now a magnet for foodies and yuppie shoppers. Telegraph Avenue's colorful wackiness is balanced by Berkeley's vibrant arts scene.
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2045 University Avenue
No nonsense Nash
2025 Addison St
Berkeley's most venerated theater house.
2377 Shattuck Ave
Breakfast, lunch bistro fare with its rustic Provençal dinner entrées.
2284 Shattuck Avenue
Dance the Night Away
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Cheap Eats in Berkeley
The world-class UC Berkeley doesn't just draw the co-ed crowd; some of the best and most refined minds in the world pop through the small city, and they need to go out and have fun too.
Where to Relax? A Guide to Berkeley's Parks
Sure, there's Chez Panisse and Venus. But Berkeley's a college town, remember? And that means that there's plenty of low-budget places to get your fill.
What makes Berkeley so laid-back, so eco-conscious, and so in-tune? We'd argue its stunning natural setting has something to so with it.