San Francisco Ferry Building

The Ferry Building is not just a terminal for ferries traveling across the Bay, but also a great spot for local eats and shopping.

Built in 1898 and marked by a 245-foot tall clock tower, the striking building sits at the foot of Market Street and boasts a backdrop of the San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge. It’s a popular destination, buzzing with people, activities and colorful trolley cars passing by.

The Ferry Building provides boat service to Sausalito, Angel Island, Oakland, Alameda and Vallejo. Inside, you’ll find dozens of merchants selling coffee, cheese, pastries, empanadas and more. It also hosts a year-round, outdoor farmers market every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Known as one of the best markets in the country, the market attracts more than 400,000 shoppers each week.

You can use Ford GoBike to link up a morning bike ride along the Embarcadero with lunch at the Ferry Building and an afternoon exploring SFMOMA.