So, why just have a view of the Ferry Building without actually exploring its Marketplace and Farmers Market??
I don’t quite know how to describe the Farmers Market, local street vendors (across the street from building), or the experience. As one of the top farmers markets in the country, let’s just say it is a foodie’s (and adventurous sampler’s) paradise – definitely not your grandmother’s market. On average, they say over 25,000 people visit the market – every week. So, huge is an understatement. And its diverse – from the food offerings (cheese, meat, desserts, produce, basically, some of everything) to the people visiting. The market alone provides a glimpse into the reality that San Francisco is an international tourist destination. And this is just the market, which is only open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (this is the best day to go!) There is the permanent Marketplace located inside the actual Ferry Building. It is a microcosm of the farmers market, and it’s open daily if you miss the market. Also, don’t sleep on the nearby street vendors – unique clothing, jewelry, art (flattened wine bottles??), etc
I love this place!
Finally, I mean, it’s San Francisco, and this is the Ferry Building, so you may as well take a ride on the ferry while you are at it. But, I’ve done that before, so it didn’t make my 40 by 40 countdown…consider that a freebie.