Are you ready to explore “The Wall Street of the West”?
The Financial District is the home of the city’s iconic skyline. This is where you’ll find examples of striking 1920s Neo-Gothic architecture, like the Russ Building and the Pacific Telephone Building. After you’ve filled up your memory card with pictures of the city, take a deeper look into the local history. Did you know that the cable cars you see moving past are part of the last manually operated cable car system in the world? The city’s cable cars have become almost as iconic as its fabled skyline. Find out more about these contraptions and the people who operated them at the Cable Car Museum on Mason Street, where you’ll also find antique cable cars and memorabilia. Ready to see more? If you’re visiting San Francisco, the Financial District hotels will give you easy access to the rest of the city.
At the eastern edge of the Financial District is the Ferry Building. This stunning structure was once the transportation hub of the city; until the 1930s, the ferry was the only way to reach San Francisco unless you were coming up from the peninsula. Its most recognizable feature is its clock tower, which stands some 75 metres above the ground. Once you’re inside, wander through the Ferry Building Marketplace, a local hot spot for fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and delicious cuisine. This is also the place to jump on a ferry bound for one of the cities across the bay, such as Oakland or Tiburon. If you’re using the ferry as a jumping-off point to visit the greater Bay Area, then book a hotel near the Ferry Building. San Francisco has never seemed so accessible!
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