A few blocks east of the hotel where I stayed in San Francisco is the city’s famed “Embarcadero,” the eastern waterfront of the Port of San Francisco along San Francisco Bay. Stretching approximately 7 miles from AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants) to the south to Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf in North Beach, it is lined with renovated piers, restaurants, parks, and various attractions and is a popular place to bike, skate, and walk. And, of course, to photograph!
Pier 14, closer to the southern end of The Embarcadero, overlooks the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
“Soma,” an interactive LED sculpture created by local art collective the Flaming Lotus Girls.
Pier 7 and the San Francisco Belle docked at Pier 3. The Belle originally was a floating casino on the St. Charles River in Missouri. She is the largest capacity dining yacht on the west coast (2000 guests).
Pier 27 is the Port of San Francisco’s Cruise Terminal.
View from Pier 27 – Financial District with the Transamerica Pyramid (the tallest skyscraper in San Francisco’s skyline).
Pier 33, which was my destination, is home to Alcatraz Landing, where I was all set with tickets for the first ferry to the island in the morning AND for the night ferry, 10 hours later. Stay tuned for my trip to The Rock!