Berkeley has a diverse range of thing going on and something for everyone, whether you want to immerse yourself in the arts or hone your darts skills in the pub. Have fun exploring!


There are several sightseeing opportunities throughout Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco. Also be sure to take advantage of everything California has to offer, including Yosemite, Alcatraz, Lake Tahoe, Napa, and Sonoma.


Check out these websites to find out what's going on near you!



A website which can help keep you up to date with what’s going on in the bay area. You can sign up for free weekly email newsletters of what’s on.



A review site where people can go to rate their favorite and worst restaurants, hairdressers, bars, florists, parks etc. A good guide if you want to research a place but bear in mind one persons great night out, can be another person’s nightmare - all the reviews are just one person’s opinion.


East Bay Express

Has good listing of what’s going on in the East Bay.


San Francisco Chronicle/SF Gate

The major newspaper for San Francisco and the bay area. Read it online or you can buy it from the vending machines in the street for 50 cents.


Berkeley Parents Network

A good community resource for parents in Berkeley – people buy and sell stuff, and ask each other advice about music teachers, pediatric dentists and all sorts of advice.


Lonely Planet

A well known tour guide which gives you a bit of information about the Berkeley and SF bay area.



The classified ads – people buy and sell all sorts of stuff on here from second hand bikes to furniture and cars, also a good place to look for places to rent.

A good site for finding the community for an activity you’re interested in – includes advertisements and discussion forums.