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Berkeley may be primarily renowned for its world-class university, but this California city also boasts a treasure trove of outstanding cultural attractions. Throughout Berkeley you will find fine dining restaurants, excellent theaters and galleries, and exciting local festivals. When you stay at the Berkeley City Club, you'll be right in Downtown Berkeley, placing you just steps from the city's premier attractions.

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Exploring Berkeley's Art and Culture

Arts and Cultural Attractions in Berkeley

The Berkeley Art Museum (or BAMPFA as it is commonly known) is especially renowned for its exhibitions on some of the best American and international conceptual artists, including 20th-century masters Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

  • Berkeley Art Museum .3 miles
  • Pacific Film Archives .3 miles
  • Berkeley Repertory Theater .6 miles
  • Aurora Theater Company .6 miles
  • Greek Theater .9 miles
  • Alternative Music Foundation 3 miles


When it comes to eating out, Berkeley's restaurants, especially in the Gourmet Ghetto district, offer an array of fine culinary experiences from all over the world. Grab a quick bite to eat and a coffee or find a more relaxed sit down eatery. 

  • Musical Offering .1 miles
  • Cupcakin' .1 mile
  • Stella Nonna .1 mile
  • Famous Bao .2 mile
  • Gather .2 mile
  • Mezzo .2 mile
  • Venus Restaurant .3 mile


  • January: Berkeley Restaurant Week
  • February: Black History Celebration/Lunar New Year
  • March: Persian New Year Festival
  • April: Bay Area Book Festival/Cal Day/Summer of Love
  • May: Himalayan Fair
  • June: World Music Weekend/Juneteeth Festival/Pints 4 Paws
  • July: Kite Festival/Eats-Beats & Brews/4th of July
  • August: Caltopia/Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival
  • September: Old-Time Music Convention/Solano Ave Stroll
  • October: Indigenous People's Day/Uncharted
  • November: Artisans Holiday Open Studios/Dia de los Muertos
  • December: Snow Day @ Gourmet Ghetto/Santa on Solano


While you're out and about be sure to check out the nearby shopping in Berkeley. There is something for everyone and the experience is one of a kind. 

  • 4th Street Shops 2.4 miles
  • Trax Ceramic Gallery 2.5 miles
  • Body Time 2.6 miles
  • Glass Baby 2.6 miles
Shopping in Berkeley California

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