University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley
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California's most prestigious public university is the home of liberalism and revolution.
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ElvisAndrus
Arlington, TX918 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It is a beautiful campus both of the landscaping and the texture of different buildings built at different times. I was in the area for a month and I knew I was going and tried to find a listing of events such as special lectures or thesis defences and such and could never find that so I felt I did not engage with the campus in way I wanted to.
Written 23 May 2024
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Compatible
Melbourne, Australia311 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
The buildings were absolutely gorgeous. The views were also beautiful, and the library was very abstract. The overall style is classic, sometimes putting in some modern buildings.
Written 2 February 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,885 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
One of the most important public universities in the US, and also my alma mater,, is also a good place for a long walk to admire the architecture and landscaping. The hillside can be steep.
Written 5 September 2022
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Olde Bookworm
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
Interesting campus mounted on a hill. Great views of the terrain below. I can see attendants getting into good physical condition just from walking to classes on campus.
Written 9 July 2022
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Dana P
Connecticut74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Couples
Berkeley is a really nice place to visit for a day. The campus is beautiful and the town itself is charming with a lot of nice shops and restaurants. It's also easy to get to on the BART.
Written 18 June 2022
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fiamma11
Tysons Corner, VA5,713 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
This is truly a gorgeous campus for visiting, walking and exploring. World class education in beautiful environs. Nothing not to like in my opinion.
Written 30 May 2022
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Connie L
Houston, TX208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We visited the campus to attend our daughter's graduation. It's a beautiful campus with lots of trees and winding streams. Graduation was lovely, and we only walked a few minutes from the building before we found a nice place to take pictures.
Written 22 May 2022
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Andrew Tsui
San Diego, CA282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
UC Berkeley is truly one of the nicer California universities to visit, especially in the winter with the nice cold breeze. All the buildings were constructed with architectural thought, and there was plenty of greenery to enjoy. The campus was extremely open-aired and felt more like a park at times.

The campus is extremely large and definitely takes a few hours if you want to explore it in more detail. The surrounding area also features many nice stores, including a few ramen restaurants and bookstores. The student shop had nice merchandise, albeit expensive.
Written 30 December 2021
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northernk
Phoenix, AZ13,310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
What a nice place to wander... rolling a bit of hillside wonderful buildings to look at and students excited to begin the new school year. If your visiting in the Berkeley area a nice place to hang.
Written 11 September 2021
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Traveller_123
San Francisco, CA916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
Easy option to park car and then hike in the campus up to the hills. We prefer to go when university is closed. It’s less crowded and easy to find a parking spots. Lots of eating options around the campus.
Written 10 September 2021
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