GrassRoutes: Oakland & Berkeley

Author: Serena Bartlett
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 978-1-57061-606-8
Pages: 288
Price: $16.95

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It’s fun to travel to new places, and if you want to see all the sights that interest you, you need a good guidebook. But what if your interests are a little off the beaten path? Or a bit greener than most? GrassRoutes Guides were designed with the eco-tourist in mind.

This guide to Oakland and Berkeley shares some of the best places to visit, broken down into sections by city. Within each of these two geographical sections, things to do are organized in helpful categories like “Outside,” “Do Lunch,” “Get Inspired,” “Film Buffs,” and “Stay Up Late.”

Symbol keys identify businesses that bank & hire locally, use organic products, run a green establishment, and recycle. Costs, dog friendliness, reservation info, and other factors are also included to make planning a breeze.

If you’ve always longed to visit Oakland or Berkeley, but prefer to venture onto roads less traveled, this guide will be indispensable for you. Bike, walk, volunteer, and eat healthy, while visiting the places you most want to see. It’s easier to travel green with your GrassRoutes guide.

Reviewer: Alice Berger