Top Travel Tip: The San Francisco Ferry

Today’s Tip: Ride the San Francisco Ferry

I used to think of San Francisco as a place you needed a car to get to. Not anymore.

Golden Gate Transit is good, and the ferry system is a thing of beauty. The boats take passengers to and from San Francisco from Larkspur and Sausalito – both across the bridge in Marin.

The journey takes between 30 – 45 minutes and in addition to conveniently bringing you into Marin or San Francisco, the ride is absolutely stunning in good weather. Bring your bike if you like, and take in the gorgeous San Francisco Bay and all the sites along the way.

You will pass by Angel Island, Alcatraz, and a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge as you glide along the bay, before the fantastic San Francisco skyline comes into view.

The Ferry terminal in San Francisco is a destination unto itself, with a great selection of coffee shops, restaurants, bookstores and a sampling of some of the best things San Francisco has to offer like the Blue Bottle Coffee and Cowgirl Creamery outposts.

It costs about $8 per person to ride the ferry and you can use your Clipper card for the journey if you have one.

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