San Francisco, one of the most beautiful cities in the western hemisphere. Fisherman’s wharf, Chinatown, Transamerica pyramid tower, Golden Gate bridge, the Tenderloin, all or some of those surely ring a bell. A world-class city loaded with many astonishing things. For this occasion, we will see some skyline pictures of this wonderful city taken from several miles away. Pictures were taken specifically from the trip you experience when leaving Sausalito en route to the ferry building marketplace. Welcome to San Francisco!
About San Francisco
So, getting into business, San Francisco, is currently the 13th most populated city in the United States and the 4th in all of California. That is, however, without taking into account all of its metropolitan area which may include a total of up to 8 million people. All of this, allotted with multiple sources of transportation and a very diverse cultural and ethnic background. A city of this grandeur truly provides a huge lists of things to do at all times of the year. One feels amazed when wrapping their thoughts around this place. Its eclectic nature is evident in the streets by visualizing the artistic, financial, culinary, educational, musical and touristic feel it delivers.
I was lucky enough to visit during October. The city can get a little chilly at night sometimes, but overall, it still belongs to sunny California, so it is generally hot during most of the year. I’ve always enjoyed the nice chilly weather you normally get at the end of the year in the upper east coast, specifically New York City. But San Francisco is a whole other deal. Things run vastly different on this Californian city weather-wise.
Departing from Sausalito
The trip I was able to board departs regularly from the small town of Sausalito, about 5 miles north of San Francisco. People commute daily to and from both places for tourism or work purposes. San Francisco is a very expensive city comparatively, therefore, efficient and reliable transportation means like ferry riding are a great option.
The golden gate bridge has always been one of the most iconic symbols of the city of San Francisco, if not the most. With 1.6 miles in length and approximately 220 ft above water, this mass of steel startles few and plenty. It is simply a joy to be able to visualize its elegance at a distance. Night views are also spectacular. Unluckily, I was only able to enjoy the ride soon after midday. Birds were flying around the ferry whilst riding through the waters and it made everything very pleasant.
Soon after picturing Golden Gate bridge, you get to pass close by one of the most famous and classic penitentiaries, Alcatraz. It has become a world renown landmark all over the world due to its location away from the mainland and for the prisoners it housed. While cruising, great angles can be enjoyed providing a synergy with the San Francisco skyline.
The San Francisco Skyline is growing little by little. The economy is expanding tremendously with several investors interested in the city. This phenomenon has been ongoing for many years now and the future looks even brighter. The city is known for its great quality of life and also for its great job opportunities. All this adds up to an ambient of abundance and progress. Major hotel franchises, banks and technology companies have settled into the city, expanding the skyline dramatically. The “San Francisco Skyline” image shows the Salesforce Tower which is already the tallest in the city.
A city as big as San Francisco relies on multiple ways of transport. The city has a very convenient trolley car system, underground trains, taxi and uber rides, buses and of course, ferry rides. People of all ages ride through the route presented in this article. It is important to mention that there are indoor and outdoor seats depending on how you wish to enjoy the ride altogether. A mini-bar is available for snacks and drinks for this short but entertaining 30 minute ride. Crew staff cordially greet you upon arrival at the Ferry Building Marketplace. Inside the Ferry Building you can shop, dine and spend some time at your leisure. On the outside, Embarcadero street waits to be transited. With so much to do in the city, people have many options to choose on how to discover San Francisco.
If ferry riding is something that you might enjoy, consider giving this ride a chance. You might enjoy it as much as I did!