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Address: Berkeley, CA
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Almost as if we haven't lost a moment of time... Telegraph Avenue in...

Almost as if we haven't lost a moment of time... Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley is still so reminiscent of the 60's that you will feel as if you have traveled back in time when you visit Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley.

The shops and eateries are a mix of quintessential hippie-dom mixed with the current U.C. Berkeley modern day student. Both seem to blend together in a medley that makes shopping and eating here almost a cultural or historical trek as well as a great shopping one.

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If you're already in Berkeley, might want to check it out.

If you're a tourist, it isn't really worthy as an attraction to visit on purpose. If you're already on campus or downtown Berkeley, might as well check it out. There are still a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Joy S
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Berkeley, California

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Riverbank, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great variety of shops and restaurants. You need more than one day to see it all. Some of the stuff for sale borders on the unique.

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're a tourist, it isn't really worthy as an attraction to visit on purpose. If you're already on campus or downtown Berkeley, might as well check it out. There are still a couple of cool bookstores and independent shops, but not much else. The food is not fantastic. You can get cheap greasy spoon chinese, pizza, burgers, etc, but... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Walking Telegraph Avenue is always lively and entertaining. Lots of coffee shops and tasty restaurants to enjoy, before after walking around the UC Campus.

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Martinez, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Pizza, Chinese, Vegan, Vegetarian, books and dogs. Freaks and geeks. Hippies and students, High school kids and parents wheeling strollers. Don't forget the side streets off of Telegraph - People's Park, used records, Gumby, Poky, kites,things to read, buttons and bumper stickers, bicycles, bagels, balloons and flowers, tie-died shirts, second hand clothing and everything blue and gold.

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San Francisco, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Cafes, restaurants, bookstores, Tibetan shops, stores, punks, hippies, students, visitors, artists, street vendors, homeless, and more all mix on historic Telegraph Avenue that runs from Oakland right into the UC Berkeley campus.

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Greer, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Runners, bikers, joggers, walkers dog-walkers Busy Thanksgiving week in the stores-restaurants over flowing. Safeway grocery in the area super busy-but fun!

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Everything wonderful about Berkeley can be found on Telegraph Ave. Firstly there is People's Park, and all the shops between the end of Telegraph at the UC campus and Stuart. Everyone is wonderful - be prepared to bring plenty of cash to dispense to the homeless panhandling, but also to be rewarded for it with genuine appreciation and friendship.

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Thank caseyandgina
Galway, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you're in Berkeley you absolutely must spend some time on the famous Telegraph Avenue. There are a lot of interesting people around and cool places to pop in to. Definitely worth a look.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I used to love to shop Telegraph, especially the bookstores and record stores, and stop for something light to eat. Now I avoid it because almost all the good stores are gone and the street is swarming with aimless young people begging and harassing the rest of us. Too bad.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Would not stay in Berkley again. Was dirty and dingy and everything was overpriced. Enjoyed the Greek though.

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