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The San Francisco Ferry Building is an iconic structure situated near the financial center of the city. This European architecture style building features a nearly 100 year old magnificent clock tower that has four 22-feet (6.7056 meter) tall dials. The building came into existence in 1898 and became the center point of the ferry transport system. This architectural marvel houses a number of shops selling local farmer produce and grocery stores with organic ingredients. You will get to witness loads of crafts made by local artisans and taste some regionally produced wines. There are a number of independently functioning restaurants and coffee shops housed within the market place. With so much to offer, the San Francisco Ferry Building is one the best places to witness local culture and cuisine.
The Ferry Plaza building is located on the waterfront near the Bay Bridge and situated near the Embarcadero Center. Its corridors are filled with world-class shopping and dining establishments, and it's a popular lunchtime hangout for people working in the Financial District or North Beach. This huge area also houses the famous Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and hosts many other temporary venues and local events.
The Vaillancourt Fountain built by Armand Vaillancourt in 1971, lies between Ferry Building and Market Street in San Francisco. The fountain is amazing as you can take a look at it from above and even go behind it. This beautiful piece of art is very impressive as you can just relax by its sheer beauty. It is a perfect place to spend an evening marvelling at this architectural masterpiece. A famous hangout for architecture freaks, the fountain is crowded during weekends. Visit once to experience the magic.
Every Tuesday and Saturday, you have the rare opportunity to buy some of the country's best produce in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Head down to the foot of Market Street and buy seasonal produce, fresh farm goods and specialty foods direct from local merchants at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. You will find flowers, fruits and seasonal items like asparagus, daffodils, strawberries, fresh greens, cherries, herbs and more.
The Holocaust Center of Northern California features a complete library of materials on the Jewish Holocaust. It was founded in order to preserve and to disseminate literature on one of the world's most horrific periods and to educate and ensure that it is never forgotten. The center provides thousands of reference and history books, diaries and memoirs, photographs, posters, pamphlets, tapes and videos by prisoners, activists, historians, survivors as well as the Nazis and those who deny the Holocaust. The center is committed to research, educational programs, and coordinating lectures and workshops. It is strongly recommended that visitors call before arrival. Visit website for more information.
Central Embarcadero Piers Historic District is a pier complex in San Francisco. The site is located along the Embarcadero waterfront. Its construction lasted almost a decade before the opening of the piers in 1918. It came into prominence during the World War II, as it became the center of military activities. Currently, the restoration of these historical piers is underway.