Ideal for avid walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts, the Embarcadero boasts miles of flat, paved paths with jaw-dropping views of San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge. All along the waterfront, you’ll also find a variety of dining options, whether you’re in the mood for a casual bite or a special meal. A number of restaurants are housed in the Ferry Building, including the critically acclaimed Slanted Door. Foodies also love the Ferry Building for its specialty shops selling locally-produced meat, cheese, wine and other goodies. Its weekly farmers’ markets are also popular. And when you need a change of pace from city life, take a short, scenic ferry ride across the bay to hang out in Sausalito or Larkspur.

All of downtown’s attractions are also within walking distance of the Embarcadero or a quick ride away by BART, MUNI or street car.