I love walking along the Embarcadero in San Francisco - there is just so much to see. Plus you have San Francisco Bay there along with the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge and it is easy to see why it is my favorite spot in San Fran. As a photographer, I find so much to shoot there, as I have done many times. This shot is near the far end of the Embarcadero. The Bay Bridge is almost right behind me (you can see a portion of it off to the left) as is San Francisco Bay, and I am aiming into the city (or, a fraction of the city). The Ferry Building is down the Embarcadero to my right (out of frame) about 500 yards, probably about a 7-10 minute walk, depending on how many shots I stop to take. :) That place is pure heaven for me. I have a lot of shots I need to post from that building - it's a beauty!
Most of my free time in San Fran is spent in this area though, as both my work and my hotel are in this section of the city. When I have larger blocks of open time there, that's when I like to steal off and explore the other parts of this wonderful city. There's just so much to see and shoot here! Usually though my free time is short, so a quick walk gets me right into this area, and I am not complaining!