Sightseeing & Tours | What to Do | Educational, fun and even delicious!

Educational, Entertaining, Delicious

Berkeley will fill your itinerary with activities to engage your senses, revive your spirit, and exercise your imagination. This is a city where you can tour a brewery or botanical garden, savor the sunset or a foodie feast, explore a 1,000-acre regional park or a fun science museum. Time to tour!

  • Architectural Walking Tours (Self-Guided)

    2318 Durant Avenue

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    (510) 841-2242

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    Neighborhood South Berkeley

    The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association's booklet, "41 Walking Tours of Berkeley," guide is available for purchase at the Visit Berkeley Information Center.

  • Bay Area Green Tours

    2150 Allston Way, Suite 280

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    (510) 704-0379

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    Neighborhood Downtown

    Meet trailblazers in the nation's environmental and culinary epicenter! Public tours include: "Green Pioneers," a walking tour of sustainable Berkeley; "The Moveable Feast," a seasonal, locally-sourced progressive dinner; "On the Waterfront," an exciting exploration of SF Embarcadero's green scene. Custom tours available. Admission fee. Group discounts available.

  • Berkeley City Club

    2315 Durant Avenue

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    (510) 848-7800

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    Neighborhood Telegraph Ave

    Julia Morgan’s elegant historic landmark, “the little castle” offers guided tours on the 4th Sunday of the month, except for December. A unique blend of Romanesque, Gothic, and Moorish architecture. Two blocks from UC campus.

  • Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tours

    1931 Center Street

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    (510) 848-0181

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    Neighborhood Downtown

    Berkeley Historical Society is a non-profit all volunteer group serving as a primary resource for the collection and preservation of local history. Fall and Spring walking tours throughout Berkeley neighborhoods, homes and culture. Check the Calendar of Events on the VisitBerkeley.com web site for tour listings.

  • Berkeley Path Wanderers

    1442 A Walnut Street

    Berkeley, CA 94709

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    Neighborhood North Berkeley

    Berkeley has 135 paths, steps, and walkways. Paths are maintained by the City’s Department of Public Works and Department of Parks & Recreation. The Berkeley's Pathways Map is available for purchase at the Visit Berkeley Information Center.

  • Edible Excursions

    71 Cuvier Street

    San Francisco, CA 94112

    (415) 806-5970

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    Neighborhood North Berkeley

    Edible Excursions offers food lovers (individuals & groups) intimate culinary strolls through North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto, the birthplace of California Cuisine. Many Gourmet Ghetto business owners share their personal stories and their passion for local, organic food. Epicurean Concierges will lead you into the heart of the Berkeley food scene to taste delicacies, coupled with behind-the-scene stories,that reflect the pulse of the region's world renowned food community.

  • Extranomical Tours

    501 Bay Street

    San Francisco, CA 94133

    (415) 357-0700

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    Neighborhood Surrounding Area

    Travel in small groups, experience unique and exciting itineraries to Yosemite, Napa, Sonoma, Muir Woods; SF City and Sausalito, Monterey and Carmel, outlet shopping and more. Tours seven days a week, year-round. Mention discount code BERKELEY at time of booking to receive $10 discount.

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

    1 Cyclotron Road

    Berkeley, CA 94720

    (510) 486-7292

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    Neighborhood UC Berkeley campus

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory offers group tours of its facilities by special request. Contact the Community Relations Department at (510) 486-7292 for additional information.

  • Pyramid Brewery & Alehouse Tours

    901 Gilman Street

    Berkeley, CA 94710

    (510) 528-9880

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    Neighborhood West Berkeley

    Tap into brewery-fresh Pyramid offerings including our year-round beers, as well as a few unique draft styles you won't find anywhere else. Pair your brew with a tasty selection of our classic brew house cuisine. Free brewery tours daily at 4:00 p.m.

  • Takara Sake USA & Museum

    708 Addison Street

    Berkeley, CA 94710

    (510) 540-8250

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    Neighborhood West Berkeley

    The Berkeley brewery was established in 1982. The sake tasting room offers a complete selection of sake and plum wine products. The Museum includes a display illustrating the sake-making process and features a rare collection of old tools and artifacts. Open daily 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Tower Tours

    288 Beach Street

    San Frrancisco, CA 94133

    (415) 345-8687

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    Neighborhood Surrounding Area

    Join Tower Tours on luxurious motorcoaches and listen in as our professional tour guides take you on an adventure in San Francisco, Muir Woods, wine country, or Monterey and Carmel.

  • Trumer Brauerei Berkeley

    1404 Fourth Street

    Berkeley, CA 94710

    (510) 526-1160

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    Neighborhood West Berkeley

    One perfect pilsner brewed at one perfect location right here in Berkeley. Trumer Pils offers an authentic German-style Pilsner that pairs perfectly with the bay. Free brewery tours Mon - Fri, 3:15 p.m. Please call for reservations.

  • UC Berkeley Campus Tours

    101 Sproul Hall

    Berkeley, CA 94720

    (510) 642-5215

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    Neighborhood UC Berkeley campus

    UC Berkeley Visitor Services offers free walking tours of the campus almost every day of the year. Led by expert student guides who know the university and the nuances of student life, a campus tour is ideal for students interested in attending UC Berkeley, tourists, nostalgic alumni, and anyone wishing to learn more ab out the university. Advance online reservations required.

  • UC Botanical Garden

    200 Centennial Drive

    Berkeley, CA 94720

    (510) 643-2755

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    Neighborhood UC Berkeley campus

    The UC Botanical Garden is a living museum open to the public with over 12,000 different kinds of plants from around the world displayed over 34 acres. Hours: Daily, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (no entry after 4:30 p.m.). Closed first Tuesday of every month and major holidays. Admission fee. Check online Garden Calendar for details on special closure days, events, tours and programs. Free admission first Thursday of each month.

  • USS Hornet Museum

    707 W. Hornet Ave, Pier 3

    Alameda, CA 94501

    (510) 521-8448

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    Neighborhood Surrounding Area

    Authentically restored, this WW II aircraft carrier museum recovered the Apollo 11 & 12 first moon missions and is available for private/corporate events and youth overnights.

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