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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Berkeley?
If your trip to Berkeley is all booked but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a helping hand.Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Greek Theater are some excellent attractions that are easy to get to from this neighborhood. Whether you head over on a tour or experience them at your own pace, it’s sure to be a day to remember.There are a range of sights within walking distance of the middle of this neighborhood, such as Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden. UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall and Memorial Stadium are two other close-by attractions that draw large numbers of travelers like yourself.
What are the best road trip destinations near Berkeley?
If you’re chasing some fascinating places close by, head 0.4 miles from Berkeley to Downtown Berkeley. Whether you go for the day or just an afternoon, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
Where are the best beaches near Berkeley?
Fill the gas tank, turn on the engine and get ready to feel the fresh sea air on your skin. Berkeley is home to some awesome stretches of coast, such as:

  • Baker Beach (13 miles away).
  • China Beach (13 miles away).
  • Rodeo Beach (15 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Berkeley?
If you have some work-related business to attend to in Berkeley, chances are you’ll be spending plenty of time in convention centers. If that’s the case, you might want to hear about the ones that have cafés and restaurants nearby:

  • Oakland Convention Center (5 miles away).
  • Kaiser Convention Center (5 miles away).
  • Craneway Pavilion (6 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Berkeley?
Every good car should be comfy, reliable, and practical. So, we’d recommend booking a full-size car or an SUV if you’ll be using Berkeley as a base to travel around Oakland. These larger vehicles offer spacious interiors and a powerful engine to take you across the open roads safely and comfortably. If you’re here to spend your time in the city, a car with good fuel-efficiency, like a mini or a compact, will be a great fit. This zippy little rides operate like a dream when it comes to cruising around those busy streets!
Should I get a luxury rental car in Berkeley?
For some, owning a prestige vehicle is little more than a lofty dream. But renting the car of your dreams is as easy as a few clicks! Picture yourself tearing down the open road in a classy sports car, even if it’s only for a few days. Or perhaps all you’re chasing is a reliable set of wheels to get you safely from A to B. Flashy or affordable? Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit your style in Berkeley.
What side of the road do they drive on in Berkeley?
In Berkeley, you’ll need to stick to the right side. When exploring someplace new, it’s always a smart idea to book a vehicle with automatic transmission. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and not stress about gear changes.
Is it difficult to park in Berkeley?
Getting a car space in Berkeley isn’t always easy. That’s why many people opt for a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around the city, pay close attention to the signage. Overstaying the permitted time limit could get you a big fine.
Does Berkeley have peak-hour traffic?
Peak-hour traffic isn’t a major concern in Berkeley and the greater Oakland area. With a population of 419,300, the roads aren’t as busy here as they are in larger cities.
Are there speed limits in Berkeley?
If you plan on driving around Berkeley, a neighborhood of Oakland, speed limits range from 15mph to 70mph. Keep in mind that most residential areas usually have a maximum speed limit of 25mph.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Oakland?
More often than not, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Or they may share your information with the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then send a fine to your postal address.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Berkeley?
It’s illegal to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Berkeley, and you may even receive a fine for just handling a phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your eyes remain on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Berkeley?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when driving in Berkeley is 0.08%. If you’ve got a big night planned, leave your wheels behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Berkeley?
Yes it is. But before you turn, you must stop the car completely and only continue if the way is clear.
Are seat belts compulsory in Oakland?
Seat belts have to be worn in Oakland. That being said, these rules may differ for some vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.

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