Berkeley Walks: Revised and Updated Edition (Paperback)
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The definitive guide for Berkeley wanderers, now fully updated.
This local bestseller, now updated for the first time since 2018, offers revealing rambles through one of America's most fascinating cities. Visitors and locals will be surprised and charmed by the treasures that dot the paths of these 21 walks showcasing Berkeley's neighborhoods, shopping districts, and academic areas.
Berkeley Walks celebrates the qualities that make Berkeley such a wonderful walking city: diverse architecture, panoramic views, tree-lined neighborhoods, unusual gardens, secret pathways, hidden parks, and vibrant street life. Historical surprises and architectural delights include the building from which Patty Hearst was kidnapped; Ted Kaczynski's home before he became the Unabomber; and the residences of Nobel laureates and literary Berkeleyans such as Thornton Wilder, Anne Rice, and Philip K. Dick. With more than one hundred photographs, and detailed maps with hundreds of points of interest on the easy-to-follow, self-guided walking tours, Berkeley Walks is an indispensable guide to the wonderments and personalities associated with the city.