Berkeley is an ideal place to savor the San Francisco Bay Area's delicious food. Park your car in the Gourmet Ghetto ― a food lover's paradise since the 1970s ― and load a picnic basket with to-go delicacies.
Next, stroll north on Shattuck Avenue for about a mile, past Live Oak Park and houses designed by Craftsman architect Bernard Maybeck.
When you reach Indian Rock, climb the steps to the top for a prime picnic locale and a panoramic view of the cities by the Bay. After lunch, walk down a pretty path to Solano Avenue stores ― shopping's a nice reward after your city trekking.
From I-80, exit east at University Ave., turn left onto Shattuck Ave. The heart of the Gourmet Ghetto is on Shattuck between Cedar and Vine Streets. To reach Indian Rock Park, follow Shattuck (don't veer left onto Henry St.).