We took advantage of the sunshine yesterday and hopped on the ferry from Jack London Square in Oakland to the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The ferry stops in Alameda, makes its way under the Bay Bridge and beelines for Pier 1 in the city. Not even considering the scenery, the whole experience was a million times more pleasant than bearing the traffic on the Bay Bridge to get into the city from the East Bay.
Once we got to the city, we wandered around the Ferry Building, down the Embarcadero and over to the Fisherman’s Wharf, where I was pleased to discover that the sea lions had returned to their docks (or the city had shipped in replacements to appease the tourists).
From the Wharf, we headed up the hill and into North Beach, which is one of my favorite spots in the city to grab a drink in a sidewalk cafe. After indulging in some prosecco and bruschetta, we walked back toward the Ferry Building, where we continued happy hour at the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant.
After dinner at The Plant Cafe on the waterfront, we barely made it back to the ferry in time to catch the last boat back to Oakland.