Activities to do in Berkeley year-round

Berkeley, California is known as being a popular destination for college-bound students, but there’s so much more to the city than the University of California Berkeley. With the Berkeley weather staying consistent in the 70’s for a greater part of the year, it’s no wonder there are so many outdoor activities to choose from.

Things to do in Berkeley California

UC Botanical Garden

For those who love to go on walks and are interested in exploring through a variety of colors, scents, and visually appealing plants and flowers – this is the perfect place to take your stroll. Established in 1890, the UC Botanical Garden has more than 20,000 plants spread among its 34 acres.

Berkeley Marina

Span across 52 acres of water, the Berkeley Marina is a popular destination for water sports and activities. You can find patrons enjoying kayaks, stand up paddleboards, jet skis, boats, tubing, fishing on the pier, biking or walking on one of the trails, or simply enjoying a delicious meal at one of the several restaurants.

Adventure Playground

If you’re looking for a place for your children to explore the outdoors, get dirty, and burn energy – adventure playground is the place to do it. From zip-lining to climbing on forts, boats, and towers there are many activities for you to do with your children.

Lawrence Hall of Science

Do you love science or have a child that does? Lawrence Hall of Science offers a hands-on science approach to learning. Bring children of all ages to explore different exhibits, open their minds, and think like a scientist.

Sather Tower

Another fun activity – thanks to the beautiful year-long Berkeley weather conditions, is Sather Tower. For those not afraid of heights, this 8-floor tower is a great way to see the city from above.