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The city buses have obnoxious alarm bells that go off every time the door opens. The fact that there are bars on the Chamber of Commerce office tells you something. — Anonymous
I visited Berkeley to use the science libraries. They are the best I have ever used -- they are of international stature. The campus, with its groves of century-old redwoods and two streams, is restful. However, serious students take heed. I have never seen as many drug paraphernalia shops as I saw on Telegraph Avenue, which is immediately to the side of campus. — Mye Flatley
Walk Euclid Avenue to the Berkeley Rose Garden. This area is known as Northside. — Anonymous
Berkeley is charming. I visited Berkeley in 2006 and was impressive by its famous scenery. At UC-Berkeley's campus, I feel lovely, enthusiastic with my friend. I want to stay here for a short traveling. — Stanley Hung
The heart of Berkeley, in many respects, is indeed the UC campus. Take your time -- above all, savor the company of the trees. Slowly walk through and around each grove, make your way through some of the buildings -- particularly Wheeler Hall, with its massive stories of lessons past -- and muse as to where the students have gone with what they learned, debated, embraced, and refused. — Anonymous
Berkeley is beautiful. I just went there this afternoon (mid-November). It's like autumn in summer -- there are falling red leaves like in cold places, but the weather is warm and nice! — Anonymous
Of course most visitors to Berkeley go to Telegraph to shop, but there are plenty of other areas that offer a completely different type of shopping experience, if the begging teenager/dirty hippie scene isn't your thing. Try College Ave (go several blocks past the dorms) and Fourth Street. Fourth Street is a bit trendier, but both are pleasant, though too yuppie-ish for some. — Anonymous

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