Take a stroll, ride a bike or enjoy a meal along the Berkeley Marina, the strip of coast where Berkeley touches and looks out onto the San Francisco Bay. On the north side of the Marina, fly a kite, play fetch with your dog or simply take a walk through the hills of César Chávez Park. To entertain your kids, stop by the Adventure Playground to give them the opportunity to explore a unique hands-on playground where they can ride a zip line or even construct and paint parts of the playground. Past the boat docks from the playground is Skates on the Bay, a restaurant named after the skates, a type of ray similar to the stingray, that can be found in the bay. Suspended over the water’s edge, brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks can be enjoyed with a full view of the bay.
Berkeley Marina, 201 University Ave, Berkeley CA USA +1 510 981 6740
Tilden Regional Park, 2501 Grizzly Peak Blvd, Berkeley, CA USA +1 510 843 2137
By Katie Tao
Her Bay Area roots still founded firmly within her, Katie is a student at Pomona College who has a love of soccer, an attachment to the beauty of the outdoors, a desire to travel and find new hubs of people and food (particularly Japanese and Chinese cuisine), and a belief in an overall healthy yet hearty lifestyle.