Drinking in the Sunset on Grizzly Peak Boulevard in Berkeley, CA
After a long day studying or hiking in Tilden Regional Park, turn left from Golf Course Road onto Grizzly Peak Boulevard for an evening treat. Keep your eyes on the winding road to avoid tumbling down steep cliffs. Pick a turnout, any turnout, for sweeping views of the bay, accessible since the road opened in 1932. My favorite spot is 1.2 miles from Golf Course Road where a few logs provide comfortable seating. Watch the sun set the sky and water ablaze before melting into the ocean behind San Francisco’s skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge. Drink it all in from your lofty perch until fading colors are replaced by glittering lights and stars.