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.
Berkeley is more than a vibrant Northern California destination. It is also home to the park-like UC Berkeley campus that rises from Downtown Berkeley, with topographical drama, into a forested foothill range. Across its 18 square miles, Berkeley offers a cultural and culinary bounty, visual and performing arts, great local shops and restaurants, and outdoor recreation.