Things to do in Berkeley & the Bay Area


Berkeley brims with authentic experiences and activities to engage, expand, entertain, enthrall - sometimes even all of the above. Here are some topline suggestions on how to explore Berkeley like a local:

People walk by a hot pink peace sign sculpture in Berkeley

Experience a rich arts and culture scene by catching a show in the Downtown Arts District or admire visual art at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive.

Experience Arts & Culture
A family has fun in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Play with family friendly kid activities like the Adventure Playground or the Habitot Children’s Discovery Museum. Check out our A-Z Kids Guide.

Family Friendly Berkeley
infographic of information about the Berkeley Bucks gift card program
Berkeley Bucks is the first ever city wide eGift Card redeemable throughout Berkeley. No app downloads, or special technology required.