Berkeley is located on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay. Fortunately for the LGBT community, Berkeley is one of the most politically liberal cities in the US. You will definitely feel welcomed in this city! Visit multiple different marinas, museums, theatres, and botanical gardens throughout the city. The majority of the city is lined with green trees that add a distinct ambiance for the people. The city has been planting trees for a number of years and the product is marvelous.