On the east shore of San Francisco Bay, the city is named after the 18th-century Anglo-Irish bishop and philosopher, George Berkeley. Home to the oldest campus in the University of California system and one of the largest religious studies institutions in the world, it's not surprising that Berkeley is one of the most politically liberal cities in the United States.
With mild temperatures year around, scenic coastal terrain and a stunning bay setting, Berkeley is a great choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, biking, bird watching, botanic garden walks, rock climbing…it’s your choice. And let’s mention again that sparkling San Francisco Bay setting. For a most memorable meal, Skates On The Bay is a must. The views over Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge are incredible. The seafood and cocktail menu isn't too shabby either!