Posted in San Francisco November 16, 2017 by Julian Garr 10 Reasons This Charming Town Near San Francisco Is Perfect For A Day Trip Take a trip across the Bay Bridge and visit Berkeley. Many San Franciscans don’t take the chance to explore and enjoy Berkeley. Spend a day in this town near San Francisco for lots of things to do! 1. Botanical Garden Nina W/Yelp There is a wonderful botanical garden UC at Berkeley. Check out the old redwood grove, the amphitheater among tall trees, and exotic plants like succulents, cactus, and many exotic species. Address: 200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, 94720 2. University of California Berkeley Avantika S/Yelp Take a tour at one of the world's most prestigious universities. UC Berkeley was founded in 1868. Call (510) 642-5215 or e-mail email@example.com for tour information. Address: 1001 Valley Life Sciences Bldg, Berkeley, 94720 3. Tilden Regional Park Shayla B/Yelp Escape to nature in Berkeley. Tilden includes many miles of hiking trails with beautiful trees as well as pony rides and even carousels. Address: 2501 Grizzly Peak Blvd Berkeley, 94708 4. Golden Gate Fields Saori E/Yelp Go to the races at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley. Opened in 1941, this marvelous racetrack has races on a one-mile oval main track that makes the experience fun and welcoming. Address: 1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, 94710 5. Amoeba Records Jesse T/Yelp Get the sense of the hippies and culture revolution of Berkeley and explore Amoeba Records. Amoeba was founded in 1990 and has become a Bay area music and cultural institution with one of the best selections of Cds, DVDs, and vinyl in the Bay Area. Address: 2455 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, 94704 6. Cheese Board Pizza Richard L/Yelp Cheese Board Pizza is a pizza institution that is very popular, but well worth the wait. The thing about Cheese Board is that they only make one type of pizza everyday. So, everyday is something different. Take a plunge and get some pizza at this awesome Berkeley spot. Address: 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 94709 7. Berkeley Marina Tiffany D/Yelp The Berkeley Marina offers a lot of amusements and nautical action. Check out the Bayshore Trail which includes a tour of the marina. Address: 201 University Ave Berkeley, 94710 8. Aquatic Park Sean O/Yelp If you want peace and quiet then this is the perfect place for you. Aquatic Park is Berkeley's largest public park, with 32 acres of land and a series of lakes and lagoons for many activities. Address: 80 Bolivar Dr, Berkeley, 94701 9. Take a cooking class Kitchen on Fire/Yelp Kitchen on Fire offers hands-on cooking classes, demos and even lectures for foodies and more. Kitchen on Fire is a popular cooking school that is friendly and great for newcomers. Call (510) 548-2665 if you are interested in cooking classes in Berkeley. 10. Berkeley Rose Garden Jennifer N/Yelp Take a walk among the colorful roses and plants and step away. Built in 1937, this garden features some 3000 rose bushes made up of about 250 different species! Address: 1200 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, 94709 Let us know what you think. If you are into exploring nature then check out The 10 Most Awesome Lake Hikes You Can Take Around San Francisco.