A walk along the piers, San Francisco 漁人碼頭漫步, 舊金山

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As some of you might have already known, this summer had been a crazy two month of traveling for me! Starting from Xinjiang, China, to Shenzhen, China, to Seoul, Korea, then to Hong Kong, and finally to the U.S.. Alright, it was a long list. But before I start writing about all of them, I’d actually like to begin from my final station! San Francisco!

Though my visit to San Francisco was only a short stay of two days, I had loaaads of fun. Maybe I did not have to time to visit all the famous attractions, I but sure enjoyed strolling around the beautiful streets of this beauty.

The weather was cloudy and a bit rainy upon our arrival at SF, still it did not suppress the beauty of this fascinating city. I stayed at Sheraton Hotel fisherman’s wharf, which I would highly recommend for its convenient location.

It was my first time ever to visit San francisco, and of course, first thing first, SEAFOOD! One does not come to SF without having some best quality of seafood. Luckily, just one block down my hotel is the famous Pier39, which is probably one of the most famous tourist attraction in SF and also a seafood paradise.

Oh we were so hungry that we just walked into the first restaurant that we saw ─ Fog Harbor. And it turned out to a wonderful choice.

20150914,我來到個這個夏天旅程的最終站 ─ 舊金山。

雖然在舊金山只待了短短兩天的時間,我卻已經深深愛上這個城市。去過北方的西雅圖、南方的洛杉磯,舊金山給我的感覺又是截然不同。

抵達舊金山時是早上9點,天氣有些陰沈。和心目中原本想像的加州暖陽有些出入。

從機場到位於漁人碼頭的飯店有一小段距離,雖然前一晚為了趕飛機睡眠不足疲勞轟炸,看著車窗外舊金山的街景依然興奮得目不轉睛。

舊金山的街景和我在美國其他城市所看過的大不相同,整座城市可以說是建立在無數的小山坡上,明明前一秒還在上坡的車子,下一秒又開始下坡了。連房子的基底也隨著街道而傾斜,看起來非常有趣。整座城市有種古老的氣息,新舊交錯,看得出來已經發展了許久。雖然我沒有去過紐約,但我想舊金山和紐約或許有幾分神似吧。

來到舊金山前我並沒有做什麼功課,但還好這次入駐的飯店剛好位於漁人碼頭的著名景點─Pier39(39號碼頭)旁。拐兩個彎就能來到這個觀光客的天堂。海鮮餐廳、紀念品店、冰淇淋攤、水族館,所有的吃喝玩樂都能在這舊金山最熱鬧的碼頭上一網打盡。

當然最不可錯過的還是海鮮了!走到這裡一群人已經餓慘,一抵達Pier39便朝著眼前第一間看到的海鮮餐廳直直的走了進去。還記得那是間名為Fog Harbor的餐廳,餐廳內氣氛很好,白淨的長餐桌旁是大片的玻璃窗,海鳥不時從窗邊飛過,空氣中除了食物烹調的香味還有點海水鹹鹹的味道。

十幾個人圍著長桌,享受這盛大的海鮮饗宴,餐桌上是前菜沙拉、各式海鮮、散落的麵包屑、交錯的酒杯、每個人七嘴八舌的交談,遞著盤子,分享彼此的菜餚。儘管窗外依然卷著烏雲,這樣的氣氛卻很溫暖。

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The food was fabulous as well as the atmosphere, right outside of our window was the lovely ocean view with some seagulls come and gone. I really enjoy dinning at pier restaurants, fresh seafood by the ocean, what more is there to ask for? I have been to the ones in Seattle, LA, but Pire39 is probably my favourite out of all! very relaxing and the quality of food really does stand out. Oh, an of course an apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream at the end would do no harm <3!

After lunch, I decided to go for a walk along the piers, all the way from pier39 to the ferry building. If you ever come to SF, I would suggest you to do the same. It takes about 30-40 mins, and it’s definitely a walk to enjoy!

吃飽喝足了以後,最適合的活動大概就是城市漫步了。在朋友的建議下,我決定繞著漁人碼頭走一回,到最起點處的Ferry Building(舊金山渡輪大廈)。

離開Pier39前,也順便造訪了最著名的「海獅曬太陽」,只見一群海獅擠成一團,攤在漂浮的木板上,慵懶的晒著太陽,這景象真是神奇又好笑,時不時還會有一兩隻海獅被擠下去,在自己認份的滑回木板上,肥肥胖胖的身軀配上此起彼落的叫聲,有些可愛又有些蠢。

隨著碼頭的號碼遞減,景致也漸漸改變。每個碼頭的有其獨特的樣貌,從Pier39的熱鬧人潮,到Pier33停靠的巨大油輪,充滿釣客及海鷗的Pier7,Pier3那間可愛的咖啡廳,一直到最後的Ferry Building。明明是30分鐘的路程卻走了一個多小時,每個角落都讓人不禁逗留。

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The Plant Organic Cafe at Embarcadero was definitely one of my favourite spot along the way. To me fresh juices are just irresistible, especially when you have an outdoor seat by the ocean to enjoy with.

位於Pier3的 The Plant Organic Cafe,第一眼看到就讓我忍不住停下腳步。打開挑高的落地玻璃門,有濃濃的咖啡鄉混著新鮮蔬果的香氣,右方的吧台有穿著圍裙泡咖啡的員工,吧台前的玻璃展示櫃擺滿了各式甜點、果汁及cupcakes(甚至有vegan版本)。左方是開放式的廚房,帶著白高帽的廚師正在準備晚餐的料理。Cafe的對面就是同名的餐廳,雖然沒能進去用餐但想必也是非常美味。

我買了兩瓶新鮮果汁,室外的座位正巧能看見海和遠方的Oakland Bay Bridge。海風吹來有些冷,天空也漸漸下起了毛毛雨。店員很熱心的幫我加熱了剛從冰箱拿出的肉桂杏仁豆漿,接過手中時已暖到心裡了。

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At the end of the walk we came across this giant blue renewed building, the Ferry Building, which I was recommended by one of my friend who told me no detail but only said “Just go, you’re gonna like it!”

And he was absolutely rightttttt!

Ferry building was totally my kind of place! Inside this renewed historical building stores numberous adorable unique shops. Trust me I spent 20 mins only walked 5 meters.

Ferry Building第一眼看來就充滿了歷史,藍藍的外觀看起來很舒服,而往內走進更是讓人驚艷。

這次在韓國留學認識了韓裔美籍的Brendan,懶得做功課的我閒來就巴著他問舊金山有什麼好玩的。Ferry Building就是他推薦我來的,只記得他說了句「Just go, you’re gonna like it!」,就叫我別再問下去了(可能覺得我問題怎麼這麼多吧)。總之,他真了解我!因為Ferry Builfing完全就是My kind of place阿!

重新整修過的建築內充滿了各式小店,咖啡、飲食、雜貨,大部分的商品都是以新鮮有機為主,是個充滿多樣性的室內市集,每間店都非常精緻,讓人忍不住停駐許久說我20分鐘只走了三公尺大概一點也不誇張。

牆上掛有些介紹Ferry Building歷史的照片和文章,這棟建築歷史悠久,原是最大的渡輪轉運站,但隨著其他地方建設的發達,此處也漸漸落沒,經歷了許多轉折慢慢發展成如今的樣貌。現在除了是個觀光景點,也是有機農產品的集散地,聽說假日還會有農夫市集含展示會呢!

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2 thoughts on “A walk along the piers, San Francisco 漁人碼頭漫步, 舊金山

  1. 真的很喜歡你的文字、文章、還有照片!我很喜歡旅遊,常常亂看很多背包客攻略還有遊記,一在迪卡上看到你的就立馬fall in love at the first sight哈哈哈哈哈。
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    1. 哈囉~~~~
      謝謝你的留言!好開心哈哈。
      我也熱愛旅遊,但又時常看不慣攻略式的旅遊,覺得除了景點之外每趟旅程都有屬於它特別的意義。希望能藉由這居平台讓大家看見每個城市不同的故事,不只是information:)
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