The Ferry Building
If you are staying in town, walk, cab, BART or trolley to the eastern end of Market Street, cross the Embarcadero and you will dead-end at the wonderful Ferry Building Marketplace.
If you are coming into town for the day, you have many nearby parking garages to choose from, especially if you arrive early, which is a smart idea on the weekend when the Farmers' Market is open.
Arrive early to get your first choice of the many purveyors' goods and then move on to the next stop on our list to avoid crowds.
There is a terrific (and large) farmers' market three day a week:
Originally built in 1898, the Ferry Building was remodeled and reopened in 2003. The result of a public-private collaboration, the building features a world-class public food market on the ground floor and office space with amazing views above.
Ferry Building Marketplace
One Ferry Building
-Validated parking is available at the Washington Embarcadero lot across from the Ferry Building.
-Additional parking is available in four garages in the Embarcadero Center on Sacramento Street.
-Metered street parking is available on Embarcadero, Washington, Folsom and Drumm streets.