Mark Skilton    Copyright 2019  ©

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Berkeley & Bay

This is my personal thoughts and collection of things to see and do in Berkely CA and the Bay Area.

Please feel free to suggest events and things I have missed :) 

mark.skilton@wbs.ac.uk  or mark@markskilton.com

Do the full Berkeley area exploration 
https://www.visitberkeley.com/
https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/berkeley-california

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/san-francisco/berkeley/best-berkeley-restaurants-places-to-eat-in-berkeley-ca

AREAS

  • Berkeley

    • Berkeley Marina

    • Old Berkeley Pier

    • Gilman District

    • Fourth Street

    • Solano Avenue

  • Stanford​

    • ​Cantor Art Gallery Stanford 

  • Near Santa Rosa

    • Jack London State Historic Park & Museum ​

  • Sausalito​

    • Sausalito Art Festival​

  • Yosemite

    • YOSEMITE PARKS

    • Camp Curry Area ​

  • Seattle ​

PARKS

  • TILDEN PARK BOTANIC GARDEN

  • Wildcat Canyon Road Berkeley, California 94708 LAKE ANZA

  • Tilden Regional Park, 
    Berkeley, California 94708

  • North Shattuck

  • Downtown

  • Lorin District

  • Telegraph Avenue District

  • Elmwood District 

  • UC Berkeley

 

Poi

  • Cesar Chavez Park, A 90-acre park on former landfill that hosts an annual kite festival. 

  • East Bay Vivarium

  • An amazing collection of fantastic reptiles, amphibians, spiders, and insects. 

  • Takara Sake Museum

  • Urban Ore

  • Fish Shaped House

  • Tail of the Yak

  • Moe's Books

  • Free Speech Monument

  • Thornburg Village

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • Aftel Archive of Curious Scents

  • Fairy Post Office

  • AMOEBA MUSIC,  2455 Telegraph Ave  Berkeley, California 94704

  • MOE'S BOOKS,  2476 Telegraph Ave  Berkeley, California 94705

  • TELEGRAPH AVENUE DISTRICT 2437 Durant Ave Ste 206  Berkeley, California 94704

ODDITIES & EMPORIA

  • BioFuel Oasis

  • Berkeley Tool Lending Library

  • Berkeley Car House

 

TOURS of NOTE


EVENTS OF NOTE

ART & FOODIE & THINGS 

 

  • Cantor Art Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford, CA 94305-5060 https://transportation.stanford.edu/parking/purchase-a-parking-permit/visitors

    • Josiah McElheny: Island Universe February 23, 2019–August 18, 2019

  • Mark Oliver's Yard Art

  • BERKELEY ART CENTER   1275 Walnut St  Berkeley, California 94709

  • de Young Museum 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

  • SF Ballet 

  • SFMOMA

  • YBCA

NOTABLE ART GALLERIES

  •  ART

  • Notable​

  • Others ​

    • ​Robert Therrien's exhibition at Gagosian art gallery,  657 Howard Street San Francisco, ca 94105

CAMPUS STUFF

  • Sather Tower

  • UC Berkeley's Nobel Laureate Parking Spaces

  • LAWRENCE HALL OF SCIENCE 1 Centennial Dr Berkeley, California 94720

  • UC BOTANICAL GARDEN 200 Centennial Dr  Berkeley, California 94720

    • Redwood Grove - Summer concerts 

  • UC BERKELEY KORET VISITOR CENTER 210 Stadium Rim Way, Goldman Plaza 

  • California Memorial Stadium  Berkeley, California 94720

 

RESTAURANTS

  • Of note 

    • Ginto's  New Montgomery st - its commercial Japanese ambiance but the food hygiene consistency quality is noticeably better than some other Japanese Ive visited in region. Do a good Shahsimi meal snack tho not as good as high-end Japanese in Miami of note.  They could easily fix this with a proper premium option etc. 

  • Visited

    • SKATES ON THE BAY 100 Seawall Dr Berkeley, California 94710​ - was pop with locals but menu needs dev

    • Western Pacific - brunch/pizza  
      2284 Shattuck st - good atmos for a quick bite in a commercial est 

  • To do​

    • Chez Panisse - 1 month waiting list, 1st sit 5.30pm, 8pm 2nd.  
      ​1517 Shattuck Ave 

  • Others​

    • Brunost

    • Pu'er

    • AKEMI JAPANESE CUISINE 1695 Solano Ave. Berkeley, California 94707

    • KIRIN 1767 Solano Ave Berkeley, California 94707

    • RIVOLI RESTAURANT 1539 Solano Ave Berkeley, California 94709

    • SKATES ON THE BAY 100 Seawall Dr Berkeley, California 94710

    • HANA JAPAN STEAK HOUSE 235 University Ave  Berkeley, California 94710-1618

    • BAY GRILLE & BAR 200 Marina Blvd  Berkeley, California 94710

    • FUNKY ELEPHANT 1313 Ninth Street, 120 Berkeley, California 94710

    • JUNE TAYLOR: THE STILL-ROOM 2207 4th St  Berkeley, California 94710

    • ARTIS 1717 Fourth Street  Berkeley, California 94710

    • ZUT! TAVERN ON FOURTH 1820 Fourth St  Berkeley, California 94710

    • AGRODOLCE 1730 Shattuck Ave  Berkeley, California 94709

    • CORSO 1788 Shattuck Ave  Berkeley, California 94709

    • POULET 1685 Shattuck Ave  Berkeley, California 94709-1611

    • CESAR 1515 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, California 94709-1516

    • EPICURIOUS GARDEN 1509 Shattuck Ave  Berkeley, California 94709

    • NICO'S 1508 1508B Walnut St. Berkeley, California 94709

    • SAUL'S RESTAURANT & DELI 1475 Shattuck Ave  Berkeley, California 94709

    • BEAR'S LAIR 2495 Bancroft Way Berkeley, California 94720

    • FREE SPEECH MOVEMENT CAFE

    • HENRY'S 2600 Durant Ave  Berkeley, California 94710

    • LE BATEAU IVRE /THE DRUNKEN BOAT 2629 Telegraph Ave Berkeley, California 94704

    • DONATO & CO. 2635 Ashby Ave  Berkeley, California 94705

    • BAKER & COMMONS 2900 College Avenue Berkeley, California 94705

    • TRATTORIA LA SICILIANA 2993 College Ave Berkeley, California 94705-2215

    • LEMAT ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT 3212 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703  Berkeley, California 94703

NOTABLE CLOTHES

  • SF

    • Alexander McQueen  58 Geary St 

    • Cole Haan  324 Stockton st - notable shoes west coast style 

    • ​Express, Union Sq - its the socks! they dont do international irritating

    • Buck Mason Hayes Valley 568 Hayes St SF not high end but classic NA with comparison to American Giant

  • Notable​

  • Others ​

    • ​Robert Therrien's exhibition at Gagosian art gallery,  657 Howard Street San Francisco, ca 94105


 

Eastern beads and obelisks of note etc 
No boring sock shops