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The Berkeley Region—which is located in California—encompasses multiple cities, the San Francisco Bay, mountains, hills, bays, and a part of the North Pacific Ocean. Cities within the region include Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Vacaville, San Jose, Napa, Fremont, San Francisco, and Berkeley. The weather in the region fluctuates slightly throughout the year, with an average high of about 65 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of around 48 degrees. It rains the most in December and February, and the region does not get snow.[6] Inside the Berkeley Region, there are many activities and attractions to visit in the nearby cities and bays. Some of these activities include swimming, paddling, boating, and sailing. Other things to do in the area are hiking, visiting museums, and parks.

What San Francisco is known for

The city of Berkeley is in the San Francisco Bay area, about ten miles east of the city of San Francisco. Berkeley is 10.5 square miles in total, with another 7.2 aquatic square miles. As of 2016, the population of Berkeley is around 121,240 people.[2] Berkeley is also home to the country's largest Chilean-American cultural center, along with the oldest school in the University of California System.[1] Within the city of Berkeley, there is an assortment of things to do, including the University of California Botanical Garden, the Berkeley Marina, Tilden Park, Sather Tower, the U.C. Berkeley Campus, Indian Rock Park, and the Lawrence Hall of Science.[4] Because Berkeley is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, there is an assortment of water activities that are available to visitors in the area, such as swimming, fishing, boating, paddling, tubing, and sailing. Also within the city are multiple museums, live performances, restaurants, shops, and stores that offer a variety of options for diversion. 

The city of San Francisco, which is located in the Berkeley Region, is a large city with a population of around 881,549 people.[10] The city is home to multiple neighborhoods, business buildings, and museums, along with the Presidio of San Francisco, the Aquarium of the Bay, Ghirardelli Square, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Coit Tower, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Asian Art Museum, the Muir Woods National Monument, and Ocean Beach.[5] Because of its many attractions and activities, the city of San Francisco gets around 71,805 visitors a day. Visitor spending totals up to be around $26.2 million daily, which sums up to be $1.1 million every hour. On average, individual visitors spend $264.94 every day. Because of the money the tourists spent, 86,111 jobs are supported. In San Francisco, tourism is a large aspect of the economic industry, and many of the local residents depend on the tourists for their jobs and money.[9]


The Berkeley Region is located in California. The region wraps around multiple cities, specifically Santa Rosa, Vacaville, and Santa Cruz. Within the region are various cities, both large and small. Some of these cities are San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont, Napa, and Berkeley. The region includes the San Francisco Bay and part of the North Pacific Ocean. The surrounding landscape has mountains, bodies of water, fields, cities, lakes, rivers, and hills. The city of Berkeley, which is located in the Berkeley Region, is situated right next to the San Francisco Bay, and the city is also at the base of some mountains. San Francisco, another city within the district, is mostly flat with an abundance of buildings. The city is surrounded by water and is connected to the mainland by multiple bridges. 

Because of the weather, the best time to visit the city of Berkeley is from the middle of April to the beginning of November. Berkeley gets rain for most of the year, with the highest chance of rainfall being in February and December. The city does not get any snow but reaches an average low temperature of about 48 degrees Fahrenheit in January and December. The average high temperature near the city is around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The region is relatively humid, and the weather does not fluctuate majorly.[6]

Within the Berkeley Region, there are many animals, some of which are opossums, rabbits, gophers, squirrels, beavers, foxes, weasels, river otters, badgers, mountain lions, elk, jackrabbits, cottontails, muskrats, deer, coyotes, raccoons, minks, skunks, and bobcats.[7] Plants that grow well in the area include leaf maples, California buckeyes, alders, Columbines, spikenards, madrones, sagebrush, mugwort, coyote brushes, water wallys, spice bushes, mountain lilacs, and morning glories.[8]


The city of Berkeley, which is located in the Berkeley Region, is known for a historical event that happened in the 1960s. President Reagan, previous to the Free Speech Movement, had called the city of Berkeley "a breeding ground for protesters, sexual deviants, and communist sympathizers." So, President Reagan ordered Berkeley police officers and the California Highway Patrol to block off People's Park, which was an abandoned lot that anti-war protesters turned into a volunteering grounds. When the Berkeley residents saw that People's Park was blocked off, they started a riot. Protesters started chanting the phrase: "We want the park!" The riot became violent when more than 800 police and National Guard officers began shooting tear gas canisters into groups of people. They also began beating people with nightsticks and shooting pellets and bullets into the crowd. After the event was over, 58 people were treated for injuries, 12 were admitted into hospitals, and 30 had been hit by gunshots. The People's Park Riots later became known as Bloody Thursday because of the violence that occurred.[1] 

The city of Berkeley was originally first populated when the private College of California was built in the area. The town received its name from an eighteenth-century Anglo-Irish philosopher named George Berkeley and changed the pronunciation of the name to accommodate American English. In 1868 the University of California was created in Berkeley, which attracted even more people to the area. However, the population growth ceased during the Great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, when much damage was caused to the city and its inhabitants. Later, much of the city of Berkeley was damaged in a fire on September 17, 1923. After the fire, about 640 structures had been burned.

Growth accelerated in the city of Berkeley with the advent of World War II. Many people moved to the area to work in the war industries. An Army base called Camp Ashby was temporarily functioned in Berkeley during the war, causing the population to grow even more. Berkeley, the city the Berkeley Region is named after, had many African Americans migrate into the area in the 1940s.[3] Since then, the city has been populated mostly by college students and teachers, along with families. Though Berkeley is not a significant tourist spot, it is located near the city of San Francisco. It is also located on the San Francisco Bay, making it a more popular destination for those traveling to the surrounding landscape and cities.

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