Close to Oakland, the turreted white Claremont hotel stands out among the green Berkeley hills. This quaint and quiet residential side of the college town has mom-and-pop shops, restaurants and cafes for a mellow change of pace. College Avenue connects Elmwood and Rockridge, and looks a movie version of an American Main Street. The clean, pretty street has a mix of restaurants and novelty stores, minus the downtown Berkeley bar hopping scene.
Getting Around Oakland
The best way to get around downtown Oakland and Berkeley is by walking and using the BART (subway/metro). Fares are calculated based on distance and generally range from $3-$6. Driving will allow better access to some residential areas.
Nearby Airports
  • San Francisco International Airport-SFO
  • Oakland International Airport-OAK
Airport Taxis
  • $68 from SFO to Downtown Oakland
  • $30 from OAK to Downtown Oakland
  • $85 from SFO to Downtown Berkeley
  • $45 from OAK to Downtown Berkeley
Things to Do and See Near Claremont