Come for the Culture, Stay for the Food
Set between Pacific foothills and the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a vibrant and spirited city that has grown and evolved from its counterculture roots to become a hub of intellectual and cultural diversity, with a thriving arts scene and outsized culinary influence. Berkeley offers a comprehensive array of year-round cultural attractions. Berkeley’s Downtown Arts District is a hub, with the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Aurora Theater Company, California Jazz Conservatory, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, and the UC Theatre. The Sawtooth Building in West Berkeley is a haven for working artist studios, and venues like the Berkeley Art Center, ACCI Gallery, Expressions Gallery and TRAX Ceramics keep Berkeley’s creative scene vibrant, engaging and always on.