Solano Avenue

The place for family-friendly fun

Solano Avenue provides an outdoor, open-air shopping experience unlike any other, with an abundance of local, independently-owned shops, restaurants and interesting enterprises. Family-friendly spirit and local flavor are on display throughout this mile-long shopping district, as it passes through Berkeley and the neighboring town of Albany. The famous Solano Avenue Stroll, one of the largest and most festive street fairs in California, takes place here each September.

Locals & Visitors Like

Easy parking and convenient public transit, fine and casual dining, gift shopping and an unmatched array of professional services.

Businesses Like

A safe and family-friendly district with great community events, easy access and ample parking.


Multiple bus lines (7, 18, 72, 79) and walkable from North Berkeley and El Cerrito BART, plus fast access to Interstate 80.