Berkeley is a city in the state of California, and it borders Oakland, Albany and Emeryville. The summers are cool and dry, while the winters are usually wet. Berkeley city has a beautiful landscape, with multiple creeks traversing through the land. The University of California, Berkeley is one of the most recognizable landmarks in this area and it has a rich history especially from the civil rights movements of the 1960`s. It is a great tourist destination, and despite its urban feel you will find a lot of parks and campgrounds where you can relax and have a great time with your RV rental Berkeley CA!
Popular Tourist Attractions
University of California Botanical Garden
This botanical garden hosts some of the rare and endangered plant species from all parts of the world. It was established in 1890, and its first location was at the University`s central grounds before it was later relocated to Beverly Hills. The garden has more than 12,000 different plant species and sub species, and would thus be a great place to visit if you are doing research work on plants. The plant collections are arranged in an organized manner, based on geographical location, namely: Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, South America, and New World Desert.
Indian Rock Park
It is located on the Northeast part of Berkeley city, on the slope of Beverly Hills. Indian Rock Park is the place to be if you want a great view of the underlying landscape. A visit to the park presents the opportunity to view downtown Oakland, University of California and San Francisco Bay. Additionally, it also offers a perfect view of the largest bridges in the Bay. If sunset rocks your world, the Indian Rock Park is just the perfect place to relax, at the picnic or barbecue area and peacefully watch as the sunsets, without any obstacles.
This is yet another great attraction in Berkeley, and it is located along the East shore Freeway. It is a great site for a family fun day, because there are great activities for kids and wonderful picnic areas for adults. Popular attractions at the park include: a playground for kids, cycling path, picnic sections and a disk golf course.
Tilden Regional Park
This is a 2,079-acre park located in the area between Beverly Hills and the San Pablo Ridge. The park is named after an area attorney who purchased the land, for conservation and public enjoyment. The park hosts a Botanical garden, golf course, a merry-go-round and numerous trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
Campgrounds Near Berkeley
Tradewinds RV Park
Tradewinds is the perfect campground for anyone who is visiting the Bay area, and offers easy access to the 1-80 freeway. Tradewinds offers 78 RV sites, with large pull-thru sites, which are properly leveled with gravel. All the RV sites in this park provide full hook-ups, including cable TV and WIFI. Additionally, the pull-thru sites are fitted with picnic tables, to ensure that all visitors enjoy their meals in privacy. Tradewinds RV Park will fit your camper rental Berkeley perfectly!
Fair Park RV Campgrounds
This is yet another great camping area if you are visiting the Bay area in a campervan rental Berkeley!
This is an annual event, whose objective is to celebrate music that explores the Jewish Culture. Besides the music, there are lots of other forms of entertainment such as Jewish Art, and various Jewish cuisines. The Jewish Music Festival occurs annually in March, and features the best in Jewish music.
Berkeley World Music Festival
This event normally goes down in June every year, and features the best in world music. The Berkeley World Music Festival is a culmination of song, dance and craft, and is definitely a-must-attend event if you happen to be in the Berkeley. The festival also features artisan booths, where guests get the opportunity to sample what the region has to offer in terms of art.
Other Notable Festivals
Berkeley Kit Festival (July)
Berkeley Arts Festival (April & May)
Berkeley is a unique tourist destination, and is the perfect location if you are looking for a modern-rural combination. This means that you can enjoy the quiet, relaxing environment of a rural setting, and the wild side of a modern city, which comes with lively restaurants and casinos when you rent RV Berkeley!