Ferry Building 2.5 rating


The Ferry Building is an historic ferry terminal which survived the 1906 earthquake and fire, and had 100,000 people pass through it every day before the bridges were built. It was renovated several years ago and now it's a great example of Bay Area 'foodie' culture. Inside you'll find little shops selling artisanal bread (Acme), cheese (Cowgirl), chocolate (e.g., Tcho, Recchiuti, Ghiradelli, Scharffen Berger, etc.), slow-drip coffee (Blue Bottle), and so on. There's even a stand selling vegan donuts! There are also a few excellent little restaurants and specialty markets as well as a large farmers market out front (Tuesdays and Saturdays year-round and on Thursday evenings in the summer). Together with its surroundings, the Ferry Building is beautiful to see, especially at night (although the shops will be closed at night). It's a popular place to visit for downtown office workers and tourists alike.



About Ferry Building

 1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA, United States

 Nearest Transit: Embarcadero

 +1 415-983-8030


Ferry Building and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Union Square San Francisco

Union Square San Francisco(1.4 km)
Union Square is a commercial and cultural hub in downtown San Francisco, named after the pro-Union rallies held here during the Civil War.

Alcazar Theater

Alcazar Theater(2 km)
Built in 1911 in honor of the Shriners (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine); this Byzantine-style Islamic temple (now a 500 seat theater showing Broadway and off-Broadway shows), is now a historical city landmark.

United Nations Plaza

United Nations Plaza(2.5 km)
The UN Charter was signed in the Civic Center in 1945, and this plaza was constructed in honor of its ideology and is ironically over the site of the original San Francisco City Cemetery.

Ruth Asawa Water Fountain

Ruth Asawa Water Fountain(1.4 km)
A quick overview of San Francisco geography is provided by the '''San Francisco Fountain''' on the steps of the Grand Hyatt on Stockton just north of Post.

GLBT Historical Society

GLBT Historical Society(1.1 km)
A GLBT historical exhibit, 'Passionate Struggle', traces elements of the community's affinities and differences.

Chinatown Alleys

Chinatown Alleys(1.1 km)
Though Grant Avenue has a lot to offer, it is quite touristy; thus, it is essential that you examine the more authentic areas in the alleys, such as Waverly Place, Pagoda Place, Spofford Lane, and Ross Alley, between Grant and Stockton.

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory(1.1 km)
Opened in 1962, this tiny factory produces more than 20,000 fortune cookies a day.

Chinese Historical Society of America Museum & Learning Center

Chinese Historical Society of America Museum & Learning Center(1.3 km)
This is well worth a visit, with exhibits on the history and experience of Chinese immigrants to San Francisco over the past 150 years.

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