The Ferry Building

Type: Architecture, Family Friendly, Food & Wine, Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Sightseeing

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We're starting off this list with the Ferry Building because, whether by boat, car, bus, trolley or foot, all points lead from the San Francisco Ferry Building. Whether you want to hike the hills of North Beach, push through the bustle of Chinatown, peruse gift shops on Nob Hill, or walk the Embarcadero all the way to Fisherman's Wharf, it's hard to find a better place to start than the Ferry Building. And it's not just a starting point - the Ferry Building has been redesigned to include some wonderful artisan shops, perfect spots for grabbing that something special to bring back home.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

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(415) 983-8030

Expert Tips by Tom Molanphy

San Francisco Local Expert

Romantic Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities: "If you happen to be downtown on a Saturday morning, don't miss the Ferry Building Farmer's Market. It offers a taste of the incredible variety of fruits and vegetables that only California can offer."

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Walking through the Ferry Building and sampling their eclectic mix of fine food is a sensual and romantic date.

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Ferry Building should be considered "Point A" for anyone starting a San Francisco adventure.

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