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30 Dec 2014 - 10:59:13 pm

5 Free Things To Do In Berkeley And Oakland - Yahoo News

STEP INTO HISTORY Jack London was born in San Francisco but spent his boyhood on the Oakland waterfront and you'll find him immortalized there by way of a bronze statue at Jack London Square, a retail and restaurant complex. There's also a replica of his log cabin next to Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon where London studied as a schoolboy and later made notes for his books. Not far away you'll find the Oakland Museum of California which features exhibits on art, history and the natural sciences and charges no admission on the first Sunday of the month. SEE THE STREET visit the site SCENE View gallery In this photo taken Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, a statue of Jack London is silhouetted at sunset at Jack You haven't really visited Berkeley unless you've strolled Telegraph Avenue, a collection of bookstores, cafes and other stores lined by vendors selling various arts and crafts. Stop in to Amoeba Music to see the huge record collection and take in the mural at the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph commemorating the creation of People's Park, a UC-owned block of land taken over by student and community activists in 1969. GET SCHOOLED Set close to downtown, the UC Berkeley campus is easily accessible. Here you can stroll along redwood-lined creeks or stretch out on the grass and watch the world go by. Check out the landmark bell tower (Campanile).
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