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Best things to do in El Cerrito

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Movie Theatre
“Dinner theater! Great for kids and adults alike, fun local spot with movies and pretty good dinner (pizzas, salads, sandwiches, beer, etc.)”
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Park
“Point Isabel is an awesome off-leash dog park. My dog gets to run around and play with other dogs, both large and small. There's even a little pool area for them to swim. ”
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Bus Station
“Getting around by BART is so easy! and bike share program LIME BIKES are parked all over the place!”
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Brewery
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“Microbrewery, very popular. With the stainless steel tanks and throng of local devotees, it is noisy. Happy hour weekdays 3-6pm. If you enjoy local artisinal food and beer don't miss it! ”
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Restaurant
“Located in a small strip of shops on Arlington Avenue. It's a great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. There's a wonderful local grocery store called Youngs Market in the same set of shops and if you are looking for that special bottle of wine then don't go past Arlington Wine and Spirits. ”
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Warehouse Store
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“Local Costco and Costco Gas. It can be a zoo any day of the week. Great bay walking trail just passed the building.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“Adjacent to the del Norte BART station, Has a Starbucks Cafe, deli, bakery, wine selection, all the essentials expected of a large supermarket chain. Easy parking.”
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Restaurant
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“A GREAT thai food spot, if you love Thai food as much as me... definitely worth it.”
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Park
“Hiking, lake for swimming, steam trains for kids, merry go round, little farm for seeing animals... ”
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Farm
“Cute little animal farm in one of the Bay Area's best hiking parks. 12 min taxi/rideshare away”
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Pub
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“Good burgers, brew choices. Live music on certain nights. Neighborhood scene. Kid friendly.”
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Bakery
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“This was the first location of the famous East Bay bakery: try their morning buns”
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Coffee Shop
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“Our local answer to Starbucks. People all over the US love Peets' unique dark roast and have it shipped to them by the pound”
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Food & Drink Shop
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“Serving a tasty selection of hot beverages, specialty sandwiches, bagels, salads and Italian sodas. Open 7-days Mon-Fri 6am-6pm, Sat & Sun 7am-4pm If you're on a tight schedule perhaps go online to order ahead. Want to buy something special for yourself, a friend or a loved one, visit Jenny K next door for unique gifts, toys, accessories and cards -see separate entry. These side-by-side businesses are owned and managed by a husband-wife team.”
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Bakery
“About a 10 minute walk. Good breakfast or brunch spot. We love their apple pancakes.”
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Restaurant
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“El Mono is a fave of mine. Really wonderful Peruvian cousine. Check out their brunch and is only a few mins drive from our Richmond home. ”
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