A Day by the Bay

Start your day rolling with a power breakfast at Henry’s at the Graduate Berkeley. Favorites include their famous spiced oatmeal, breakfast banana split, and their organic bacon and eggs. If your itinerary is starting later in the day, we recommend the German kitchen Gaumenkitzel for lunch (or brunch on weekends), serving authentic European-style comfort food. Everything from the spatzle to the sausage is made from scratch and with fresh, healthy ingredients.

For those looking to tee up, we recommend an afternoon tee time at the picturesque Tilden Park Golf Course. This 18-hole championship affair built in 1937 wends its way through the park’s redwoods and pines, and features a 3-tier driving range.

Tilden offers a bounty for non-golfers as well, including hiking and biking trails, Lake Anza for swimming, and Jewel Lake for quiet reflection and communion with Berkeley’s great outdoors.

Catch a golden California sunset (and a three-bridge view) from the observation deck at Lawrence Hall of Science, before heading down the hill for dinner at the top of Solano Avenue. You’ll find something satisfying and flavorful at the popular Cactus Taqueria, Ajanta or Khana Peena for Indian, Zachary’s Pizza, and more. A good thing, too, because one thing about being outside is that it tends to make you hungry!