Located along the Embarcadero, the historic Ferry Building was built in 1898 and is home to a bustling marketplace with stunning views of the bay.
The Ferry Building Marketplace boasts dozens of upscale restaurants and shops centered around what's known as the Nave — a three-story-tall, light-filled hall that runs the length of the building. Sip on artisanal coffee, buy fresh local produce or enjoy happy hour at the oyster bar. If you're feeling nautical, hop on the ferry for a 15-minute ride under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to the East Bay. The boat offers a full bar and free Wi-Fi — a far cry from the Gold Rush era, when ferries were the only way into the city for commuters outside the peninsula.