San Francisco's Wonderful Waterfront

Discover how San Francisco evolved from a true working waterfront to one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the world. From working docks to modern sports teams, these tours illustrate the evolution of San Francisco’s waterfront.

Palace of Fine Arts/Marina — Originally part of the effort to demonstrate to the world that San Francisco had recovered from the 1906 earthquake, the palace of Fine Arts is the most prominent reminder of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. This iconic San Francisco landmark is one of the most romantic and most photographed in The City.

Fisherman’s Wharf — Home of the Dungeness Crab, Ghirardelli Chocolate, the famous Cable Car turnaround, and the largest floating maritime museum. Hear stories of how San Francisco has welcomed the world through the Golden Gate for centuries.

Making waves along the waterfront — Experience San Francisco’s first land of innovation. From blue jeans to televisions, the Northern waterfront was ground zero of many entrepreneurs back in the day.

Ferry Building — Once the second largest post in the world, the Ferry Plaza in now home to a world class Farmer’s Market and Food Hall, promoting local sustainable food practices and growers. A perfect place to sit outside and watch the world pass through.

Embarcadero South: A turbulent port — See where San Francisco’s Freeway brought people to The City as an entryway into Chinatown and North Beach. Once the part of the bustling waterfront, learn about coffee manufacturing and industries that this port city relied on.

Mission Bay: Hidden Waters – What was once the most industrial section of San Francisco’s working port has been transformed to a bustling bio-tech hub. Home of UCSF’s sprawling campus, as well as the new Chase Center and the Golden State Warriors. Also home of several of San Francisco’s bustling brew scene with several breweries within walking distance.