I didn’t expect the Berkeley side of the San Francisco Bay to be so mind-bendingly beautiful. Like many other travelers, my husband and I combine sight-seeing with exercising, usually by taking a power walk around the area. The hiking trails located throughout the bay side of Berkeley, California, northeast of San Francisco, made it easy to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, but the views were a foot slowing hike-stopper. Our fast pace became a stroll, and sitting on the benches facing the bay suddenly became more important than feeling the burn. We were in the area to visit the beautiful college town of Berkeley, but it was the stunning San Francisco Bay that stole the show.