71. Larkspur Ferry to San Francisco

There are those who are lucky enough to take the Larkspur Ferry to work every day, my husband being one of them. Most of us don’t fall into that category, so taking the ferry represents a vacation day and an outing to Marin’s next-door, world class neighbor.

Today, like so many weekend days we enjoy throughout the year (and certainly for the next six months) is a perfect day for a ferry ride to the City. And even if you just stay at the Ferry Building and along the Embarcadero, it makes a wonderful outing. Three days a week, including today, the Ferry Building hosts one of the best farmers market in the country. It’s in the Ferry Plaza surrounding the Ferry Building and is a destination in and of itself.

The ride to and from the City is great, passing by Angel Island, Alcatraz and Treasure Island. It’s fun to see the work on the Bay Bridge from this perspective as well. You can sit inside or out, and definitely bring your camera  – and a jacket because it’s rather brisk on the decks!

The Larkspur Ferry offers free parking, and tons of it, so it’s a huge cost and hassle-saving over driving into the City, dealing with the traffic, and paying the bridge toll and parking costs.

The ferry runs less frequently on the weekends and holidays but it’s oriented to  visitors getting to the City in the morning and returning in the afternoon so it’s still very convenient (ferry schedule).

Where: 101 E. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Larkspur (map)

Cost: Kids 5 and under are FREE! For other fares, click here

Ferry Schedule

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About Anne Mosnier Kennedy (374 Articles)
Real Estate Broker / Cal-Haas MBA / Architect / Real Estate Investment Instructor

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