Visit Berkeley / Convention & Visitors Bureau

CVB
Hotels15
Convention Center
Guest Rooms1,600
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel
Special Event Venues20
Average Room Rate$199.00
Restaurants300
Daily Food Cost$65.00
Occupancy Rate80%
Tax Rate12%

Visit Berkeley / Convention & Visitors Bureau

CVB

Be a Little Berkeley!

The hip hub of the San Francisco Bay Area, Berkeley is an inspired setting for great meetings, events, and celebrations. Berkeley's meeting and event venues range from grand ballrooms and conference-ready hotels to dramatic theater spaces and private dining rooms in trendy restaurants. Meetings and conferences gain focus and status from Berkeley’s university-town climate of thought leadership. Green meetings are a local specialty. With exceptional service, a multitude of accommodation options and exciting after-agenda group activities, Berkeley has true event-appeal. Berkeley is a vibrant and spirited city that will surprise those who still see it as the counter-culture center of the Sixties. Free Speech and flower power are forever in the city’s “DNA,” but Berkeley has evolved into a culinary and cultural destination with a “green” soul. Across Berkeley's 18 square miles, a visitor can hear a symphony, rock concert or jazz quartet, take in a Broadway-bound play or first-run film, stroll through a redwood forest or a rose garden, shop for handmade jewelry or organic sportswear, play a round of golf or take a yoga class, embark on a sport fishing excursion or listen to a poetry reading. And that’s just for starters. Consummately Californian in its setting but international in its cultural landscape, Berkeley is home to the University of California, Berkeley, which lends a youthful note to the entire city. With its wealth of cultural and social diversity, culinary and shopping opportunities and recreational pursuits, Berkeley is a small city with a big reputation, and offers a compelling range of options to meeting and event planners.

Need Dates

  • 01/22/201801/31/2018

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Distance from Airport

  • Oakland International

    24.14 km from City Center

  • San Francisco International

    40.23 km from City Center

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Local Attractions

Tilden Park Golf Course

Recreation
15 minutes away
Tilden Park Golf Course is a SF Bay Area gem, offering 18 challenging holes of championship golf and covered event space. Tilden is an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, certified by Audubon International for high standards of eco-management. In Berkeley, golf is definitely green!
10 Golf Course Drive
Berkeley, CA, US 94708

Telegraph Avenue

Shopping
3 mi. away
For decades, poets, artists, musicians and urban explorers have enjoyed the energetic atmosphere of one of the Bay Area's oldest and most distinctive commercial districts. Telegraph Avenue merges the bustling vigor of modern Berkeley with its rich political and social history that dates back to the 1960's and further. Today, its multi-layered character attracts a diverse mix of students, Bay Area locals and out-of-town visitors.
Telegraph Avenue @ Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA, US 94704

University of California, Berkeley

University
UC Berkeley is one of the world's leading centers of higher education. It is renowned for the distinction of its faculty and students, scope of its research and publications, and size and quality of its libraries. The "Cal" campus serves as Berkeley's unofficial "Central Park," with beautifully landscaped grounds, historic architecture and also offers a number of meeting and event venues available to the general public.
Berkeley, CA, US 94704

Fourth Street Shops

Shopping
3 mi. away
Bejeweled by respectful architecture that follows the scale and context of the street, Berkeley's Fourth Street is a shopping destination with world-class restaurants and retailers that offer creative merchandise of high quality and contemporary design.
Fourth St. @ University Avenue
Berkeley, CA, US 94710

Downtown Berkeley

Shopping
1 block away
From innovative restaurants and lively pubs to world-class theatre and arts venues, Downtown Berkeley offers a wealth of experiences for you to explore. Highlights include the Downtown Berkeley Arts District, Hotel Shattuck Plaza, and over 140 restaurants offering farm fresh menus, organic spirits and international cuisine.
Downtown Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, US 94704

ACCI Gallery

Shopping
5 blocks away
Our gallery is highly regarded as an established venue for collectors as well as a destination for treasured gifts. We showcase fine craft and fine art including jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, textiles, along with painting, sculpture, and fiber.
1652 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA, US 94709

Gourmet Ghetto / North Shattuck Association

Shopping
1 mi. away
The restaurants, boutiques, and galleries along Shattuck Avenue & Vine Street in North Berkeley share an emphasis on unique, artisan-products and services. Sidewalk cafes, flower stands, bakeries and fine food purveyors lend the area a wonderful European ambience.
Shattuck Avenue @ Vine St.
Berkeley, CA, US 94704

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life

Museum
3 blocks away
Part of UC Berkeley, The Magnes is a teach and research collection on Jews in the Diaspora and San Francisco Bay Area. It offers to the public exhibitions, lectures, performances and a unique venue for community events.
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA, US 94720

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Additional Information

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