Waterfront Plaza and Fountain
Embarcadero and Sacramento St
(at the end of Sacramento, near Embarcadero)
San Francisco, CA 94111
The Justin Herman Plaza is placed right in front of the Ferry Building, near the base of the Bay Bridge at the Waterfront. This is a perfect place to begin a leisurely stroll down the Embarcadero, with plenty of scenic piers with gorgeous views of the bay. The Vaillancourt Fountain is an impressive if jarring work of modern art, with its giant concrete fingers reaching straight to the sky. In 1989, in a fit of artistic inspiration, U2 musician Bono spray-painted the fountain, earning him a citation for vandalism. Claiming that his addition was merely his artistic expression, he nonetheless incurred the anger of San Francisco's mayor. Still the site of community events, jazz concerts, and other attractions, this court is the center square from which you can plot your Embarcadero shopping and dining.
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Notes: You can take BART or Muni to the Embarcadero Station.
Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: Parking is very limited; if you drive, there are parking garages at Embarcadero Center and south of Market.
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