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Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco

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Located inside a landmark building designed by architect A. Page Brown in the Beaux Arts style, Ferry Building Marketplace takes up the entire ground floor, the former baggage handling area of a ferry terminal. At its completion in 1898, this building was the largest project ever undertaken in the city. Today, the marketplace attracts foodies from around the country with its small shops selling everything from expensive mushrooms and sourdough bread to award-winning wines, cheeses, and chocolate cupcakes. The plaza just outside the building hosts local farmers and merchants selling organic produce grown in the area, as well as fast foods like burgers, pizzas, and tacos. Don't miss a stop at one of the marketplace restaurants, serving fresh seafood dishes and signature cocktails. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace by using our San Francisco vacation generator.
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  • A visit to this Market Place is well worth the time. You will see all sorts of stalls: food, clothes and many more. Good place to spend an hour or so.  more »
  • For shopping, dining and vistas with connection to ferry this is a special location. If you have a business appointment with one of the tenants take time to enjoy a stroll for shopping and a bite to e...  more »
  • A rainy over cast day and having visited many museums I ventured to the ferry building. A lot of food vendors...diversity of vendors would have made this a better destination.  more »
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  • Ferry building is an awesome place. So visually grand and classy. From inside it has great views of the bay and the bay bridge. It's refreshing to just sit there and sip your coffee, maybe bring your jacket! I also like a lot of small shops inside especially the ice cream shop which name I can't recollect now.
  • Love the ferry building. If you come on the weekends you can go to the farmer's market and then do some nice shopping inside. Get cured meats, exotic cheeses and great breads. There are also nice restaurants worth trying. Great place to explore and taste foods.
  • Lots to do around here but just seems somewhat expensive since many of the stores here seem catered to more affluent people. But this place is open pretty late (I believe around 10pm) so you can come here if you need to use the restrooms or need to charge your phone (I found a few wall outlets nearby the restrooms). There are also places to just sit and relax (most are outside though) if that is what you need. The views of the ocean here are great too. Quite crowded at times since this place is rather touristy.
  • About a week ago, I used the San Francisco Bay ferry for the very first time! Talk about a means of transportation that makes it easy to get from Vallejo to A.T. & T. Park to see a Giants game! The craft was spacious, clean, tidy and the staff was helpful! Just one nice fast smooth ride across the bay!
  • So many great shops and stores to see. Wines, cheeses, fresh fruits and produce, breads, soups, seafood, and even desserts and craft beers. Prices can be a bit steep, but the taste is normally well worth it. Gets extremely busy on weekends with tourists, especially when the sun is out so plan ahead. Don't even bother with ridiculously expensive and limited parking, just take the MUNI F-Train right there. Highly recommended.