1 Market St, San Francisco, Ca 94105
- Farmers Market
- AT&T Park access
The San Francisco Ferry building was, at one point, the second busiest transport station in the world. This declined tremendously with the building of both the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. With the decline, it became almost a forgotten asset once the construction of the double decker freeway that passed right in front of the building was completed. One would merely only think of it in passing. Now, it’s almost impossible to think of San Francisco without recalling the addition of the Ferry Building within the San Francisco cityscape.
This is the only location to visit the most well known Farmers Market in San Francisco on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays all year long providing access to local and farm fresh produce.
The San Francisco Ferry Building also offers ferry services to Alameda, Oakland’s Jack London Square, Vallejo and South San Francisco.
Just in front of the Ferry Building, at the Harry Bridges Plaza, lies access to the F transit line to Fisherman’s Wharf, the Castro district and AT&T Park. Harry Bridges, whom the plaza was named, was known for his Union negotiation involvement and for the planning of the West Coast Longshore Strike. The plaza is used mostly as a place of congregation of performers, artists, athletes and tourists enjoying the scenery when the weather is nice.
For additional boutique shopping opportunity and delicious restaurants The Embarcadero Center is a great place to check out. This is also a location of a number of San Francisco Events, an extension of Farmers Market with local retail vendors that can be seen nearly any sunny day, and the Holiday Ice Skating Rink. The Embarcadero Center is comprised of 5 similarly structured office towers built to replicate books on a bookshelf and 2 hotels, including the Hyatt which at one point housed a revolving restaurant.