Located on the coast of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a small city in California. Home to the University of California, Berkeley, the city attracts a young student population. Berkeley is located 21 km from San Francisco. The city’s history dates back to 1776 when the first Europeans arrived in the region. At the time the region was inhabited by the Ohlone people. Soldier Luis Peralta was gifted the region that is the City of Berkeley today for his service during the De Anza Expedition. His sons later laid the foundations for today’s Berkeley.
In the late 19th century the city was named Berkeley after philosopher and bishop George Berkeley. The city is renowned across the globe in the fields of art, academic achievements, and scientific discoveries thanks to the University of California, Berkeley. It is also known for having the one of the most educated populations in the United States. The total number of university graduates in Berkeley is 26% of the population. Despite its size Berkeley has many parks and recreation areas. Tilden Regional Park and East Shore State Park are the best examples of lush green parks in the city. The city is rich with cultural and artistic activities. Addison St and Ashby Avenue host 130 different arts and culture events throughout the year.
The city’s main attractions include the Berkeley Marina, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California Botanical Garden, Golden Gates Fields, Cesar Chavez Park, Sather Tower, Hearst Greek Theatre, and the Berkeley Rose Garden. Berkeley has a warm and temperate climate. The Oakland International Airport is located 22 km from the city center and the San Francisco International Airport is located 37 km from the city center.