San Francisco – Day 1

By grace.g.yang ยท June 10, 2008
Under: California,My Life

On the first day of my San Francisco adventure, I headed to the Ferry Building (located at the foot of Market Street):

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The Ferry Building was opened in 1898 and was a transportation focal point for people coming in by train from the East. It was also the only way people coming in from the Peninsula could reach the city. Today, the first floor has 65,000 square feet of marketplace space, filled with great food stands, bakeries, and cute shops. My first stop – Frog Hollow Farm:

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They have a large assortment of peaches, nectarines, cherries, and jams:

The peaches were sweeter than anything I’ve ever had from a supermarket. They also had a lot of cherries, but most were bruised so I didn’t bother picking any up. I bought a couple peaches and walked to my next shop, the Cowgirl Creamery:

They’re known for producing organic cheese in Point Reyes Station, California. Some of the cheeses were very pungent and attracted a large group of flies, so I decided to walk onto my next stop, an organic supermarket:

The apples smelled absolutely delicious, but prices were a little more steep than what I’m used to ($3/lb for apples?!), so I walked to the bakery across the way:

Even though I didn’t buy anything, I was really tempted to try a cupcake (or an entire cake).

After walking through the Ferry building, I decided to walk to Pier 39 to see all of the sea lions. On my walk over, here are some pictures I captured with my new camera:

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After walking from the Ferry Building to Pier 39, I saw the cute sea lions and called out to them a couple of times:

I was tempted to go into the aquarium, but decided against it since the weather was so perfect. My afternoon in the Ferry building was a fun adventure – you can see more pictures from my liveblogging site: gracenotesnyc’s tumblr. I’ll be back with my Napa adventure soon!

Reader Comments

I love these places.
They can be seen as very touristy by some of us but after 3 years here I always enjoy them as much.
If you are still around stop by our store. I love having tourists around and will give you the perfect path to walk to enjoy the marina:-)

Written By on June 10th, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

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