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What to do in Berkeley California
Traveling to Berkeley California? The top things to do while you're there according to my sense of adventure! Remember to Subscribe and comment or ask questions :)
Fun things to do in Berkeley, CA:
Grizzly Peak - FREE
-Great views of Napa, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, San Francisco, Bay bridge, Oakland and Silicone Valley
-parking is available right in front of viewpoint (off to the side of the road)
-nice bench made from tree trunk covered in graffiti for a relaxing resting spot
-Address: 4638-, 4998 Grizzly Peak Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605
Tilden Park - FREE
-Great hiking trails with lots of greenery, creeks, trees, and bridges
-Lake Anza is a great swimming spot to get out of the heat. You can find your own little swimming cove off the side of the trail or pay the following prices to get onto the sandy beach
Ages 16-61 - $3.50
Ages 1-15 - $2.50
Seniors 62+ or disabled - $2.50
Free Under 1 year - Free
-parking lots can be found in Tilden Park by following the signs
Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve - FREE
-Entrance is on Stonewall Road behind the Claremont Hotel
-Maps can be found at entry
-Follow the Stonewall Panoramic trail to the lookout point. It is a steep 3/4-mile climb
-The first lookout is nice but keep climbing up!
-At the top there is an extraordinary panoramic view of Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Benicia Bridge
-2 hour street parking is available on Stonewall road near the entrance
Telegraph Avenue - FREE
-Berkeley is known for hippies and very open-minded people
-You can feel the vibes walking down Telegraph Avenue
-There are many thrift shops, restaurants, street vendors, street art, the original Amoeba Music
-Walks you straight into UC Berkeley
Cream (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me)
-Right on Telegraph avenue!
-Delicious ice cream sandwiches made on the spot
-Choose your cookie, your ice cream and your toppings
Address - 2399 TELEGRAPH AVE. BERKELEY, CA 94704
UC Berkeley campus
Must See - The Campanile
-3rd largest bell and clock tower in the world
-The bells are played daily at noon and 6pm, except Sundays they’re played at 2pm
-Cost to go up:
$3 for adults
-Beautiful view of the entire Bay Area, the UC Berkeley Campus and the Golden Gate Bridge
-As you walk up the steps of the Campanile, turn around to see the Golden Gate
-Take a stroll down the beautiful campus
-Great beer with full flavor - apparently it’s not filtered like most beers to allow the flavor to really stick
-A lot of variety in types of beer they brew
-Indoor and outdoor seating
-Food available - small plates, snacky-things
Watch a sunset
-In front of Golden Gate Fields - very close to Fieldwork Brewery, so grab a roadie and head over to watch the sunset
-This spot overlooks the ocean and mountains
Muir Woods National Monument
--Day trip about 45 minutes away from Berkeley or San Francisco--
-Parking is a disaster because of many tourists.
-There is the Muir Woods Shuttle you can take to avoid this mess
-If the parking lots are full, keep driving down Muir Woods Road until you find a space on the grass
-Hike from your parking spot to the main entrance gate to get a map
-Entrance fee is $10 for ages 16+
-DON’T pay the fee if you’re willing to take a gorgeous hike through the whole monument.
Here’s the insider scoop:
-Start your hike from the “second” parking lot - not one in front of entrance, but the one a bit further down
-Follow the sign that says “to the Ben Johnson Trail” meaning you’re currently on the “Dip Sea Trail.”
-Follow the signs for the Dip Sea Trail until you see the sign for the Ben Johnson trail. Make a right onto the Ben Johnson.
-Follow the Ben Johnson all the way until you reach the entrance
gate of the Monument. Boom! You just completed the whole hike
backwards for free!
-It is about a 2 hour hike at a very comfortable pace with stops for pictures and snacks. Perks:
-Gorgeous ocean views
-Tranquility and alone time with the redwoods
-You’ll also end up standing at the exact same spot with all the tourists who paid the $10 to go in #yourenotmissingoutonathing
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Discover Claremont, California Hotels - Hotel Casa 425 + Lounge
A stylish boutique hotel and lounge opening onto a tranquil courtyard in the heart of historic Claremont Village. Located within steps of fine restaurants, cafes, boutiques, art galleries and the prestigious Claremont Colleges, Casa 425 is the only sophisticated boutique hotel in Southern California’s Inland Empire. The hotel merges California mission architecture with contemporary styling and features 28 sophisticated guest rooms, an onsite lounge and full bar, a beautiful outdoor living room featuring water fountains and fire pits, meeting and event space, and more.
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Riverside-San Bernardino in California has 4,527,837 inhabitants, landmarks, travel, tourism,
Riverside-San Bernardino in California has 4,527,837 inhabitants, landmarks, travel, tourism
The Inland Empire (I.E.) is a metropolitan area and region in Southern California. The term may be used to refer to the cities of western Riverside County and southwestern San Bernardino County. A broader definition will include eastern Los Angeles County cities in the Pomona Valley, and sometimes the desert communities of Palm Springs and the rest of the Coachella Valley; a much larger definition includes all of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
The U.S. Census Bureau-defined Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario metropolitan area, which comprises Riverside County and San Bernardino County, California, covers more than 27,000 square miles (70,000 km2) and has a population of approximately 4 million. Most of the area's population is located in southwestern San Bernardino County and northwestern Riverside County. At the end of the nineteenth century, the Inland Empire was a major center of agriculture, including citrus, dairy, and winemaking. However, agriculture declined through the twentieth century, and since the 1970s a rapidly growing population, fed by families migrating in search of affordable housing, has led to more residential, industrial, and commercial developmentInexpensive land prices (compared with Los Angeles and Orange Counties), a large supply of vacant land, and a transport network where many highways and railroads intersect have made the Inland Empire a major shipping hub. Some of the nation's largest manufacturing companies have chosen the Inland Empire for their distribution facilities including Toyota Motor Corporation's North American Parts and Logistics Distribution (NAPLD) center in Ontario and APL Logistics in Rancho Cucamonga. Whirlpool Corporation recently leased a 1,700,000-square-foot (160,000 m2) distribution center in Perris that is larger than 31 football fields and one of the biggest warehouses in the country. These centers operate as part of the system that transports finished goods and materials from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to destinations to the north and east such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Denver. More than 80 percent of the state's imported cargo is shipped through the Los Angeles/Inland Empire Corridor. However, with the global economic downturn, industrial vacancies have doubled from 6.2 percent in 2007 to 12.4 percent to 2008. In San Bernardino and Redlands, vacancies are as high as 22 percent.
Although the region's large industries have been affected by the Great Recession, the Inland Empire is projected to remain California's fastest-growing region for some time to come. The area is also projected to remain one of the least educated areas of the state with the lowest average in annual wages in the country. A 2006 study of salaries in 51 metropolitan areas of the country ranked the Inland Empire second to last, with an average annual wage of $36,924. However, inexpensive land prices and innovative institutional support networks have attracted some small businesses and technology startups into the area.
While urbanization continues to cut into agricultural lands, the Inland Empire still produces substantial crops. Although 10,000 acres (40 km2) of irrigated land was lost between 2002 and 2004, agriculture still brought in more than $1.6 billion in revenues to the two-county region in 2006.
Being a MSA, aggregate GDP figures are reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis annually. The Inland Empire ranks 25th in the nation with a 2011 GDP of $109.8 billion, roughly a third of San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA MSA despite their close population numbers. Per capita GDP was $25,993.34 in 2011, nearly half among the nation's top 50 Gross Metropolitan Product. Due to housing crisis, the GDP fell from $114.8 billion in 2007, despite a heavy influx of residents.
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Dash Cam Tours
This video tour takes you around Oahu island, Hawaii, USA with stops ar famous landmarks.
In this tour you can tell which par of the island you are, as opposite to those driving tours that play local radio station, but don't tell what part of the island you are passing by.
As this is a driving tour, there are no detailed tours of every landmark in this video, but I am sure there are lots of detailed videos of Perl harbor museum and Waikiki beach walking tours on YouTube.
Pearl Harbor Historic Site
Iolani Royal Palace:
Ala Moana Shopping Center:
Diamond Head volcanic park:
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Halona Blowhole Lookout
Polynesian Cultural Center:
North shore surfing beach,
And some other vista points and scenic parks.
The tour ends at Waikiki Beach high end shopping area flooded with must-see gas fired tiki torches:
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WAIKIKI BEACH WALK
WAIKIKI SHOPPING PLAZA
ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER. Photo
INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE
PUALEILANI ATRIUM SHOPS
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Wigwam Motel - California Route 66!
Hey guys! I'm Veronica Hill with California Travel Tips and I'm really excited to show you a tour of the Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino/Rialto on California Route 66!
This Route 66 motel, a beloved relic in San Bernardino since 1949, is the last of three remaining Wigwam motels in the country. (The other two are in Kentucky and Arizona).
Designed by Frank Redford in the Native American style, the Wigwam motels on Route 66 have long been a favorite pilgrimage for Mother Road enthusiasts and are among the best Route 66 attractions. Each concrete teepee boasts updated amenities that include new Serta beds, free WiFi, flat screen TVs and refrigerators. Coffee is available in the lobby. While you're there, be sure to say hi to Kumar Patel, the motel's owner and a passionate Route 66 expert and preservationist.
During your stay, you can take a dip in the kidney-shaped swimming pool, grill up a burger on the barbecue, or explore nearby attractions that include the site of the first McDonald's restaurant (now a Route 66 museum) or the Auto Club Speedway. If you can, time your visit for the annual Route 66 Rendezvous, held here each September.
Fun Fact: The Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land at Disneyland California Adventure was inspired by the Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino / Rialto and Holbrook, Arizona and the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The cozy name comes from the Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield, Illinois.
2728 E Foothill Blvd, San Bernardino, CA 92410
The Rialto Wigwam Motel does not have a restaurant, so if you want to go out to eat, owner Kumar Patel recommends the following restaurants in San Bernardino:
1) Burger Mania: 124 W. Foothill Blvd., Rialto, CA 92376; (909) 874-5171;
2) Brothers Pizza: 142 E. Foothill Blvd., Rialto, CA 92376; (909) 874-1987;
3) Mitla Cafe (One of the oldest Mexican restaurants in Southern California and birthplace of the Taco Bell chain!) : 602 N. Mt Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA; (909) 888-0460. No website.
Tip: *Downtown* San Bernardino can be a bit rough, so use caution at night. The location of the motel is perfectly safe.
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