The Ultimate Weekend Bike Sharing Tour of SoMa
Bike sharing, one of the biggest and latest trends in transportation, is—without a doubt—one of the best ways to effortlessly explore San Francisco. Below, get a glimpse of how you can cycle your way into the ultimate weekend of touring SoMa.
Find & Jump on a Bike
No matter where you find yourself in SoMa, you’ll always find bikes docked along the streets. The first step to jumping on board is downloading the app. Your options in SoMa are Ford GoBike and JUMP Bike. So grab either of the two and pull out your phone to scan and unlock the bike. Depending on where you’re headed, bike sharing presents a low-maintenance and low-cost opportunity to explore.
Get an Early Start
Step one: take a look at The Harrison’s map. We suggest an early start on Saturday morning so you can get in line at your favorite coffee shop. Head down Fremont and stop by Capra Coffee for a cup of locally roasted, artisan brew. Then, breakfast. Make your way to Front Street to snag a table at Bluestone Lane, and don’t forget to order their famed avocado toast. At this point, you’ve already had a healthy and fun start to the day. Now bike your way towards the Embarcadero.
Explore the Farmer’s Market
Since it’s Saturday, the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market is a must. If you’re hosting a cocktail party on Saturday night, then you’re definitely in need of some specialty breads, cheeses and jams. Or, perhaps, you’d like to cook brunch on Sunday morning. Stock up on fresh eggs, veggies, fruits and, of course, flowers for the perfect Sunday morning centerpiece. Just park, pack a backpack with fresh goodies then hop back on to meander your way through the day.
Park it Out
An afternoon in the park is the perfect way to round out your tour. From the Ferry Building, make your way back toward The Harrison along the Bay Trail and head to Rincon Park. Maybe you’d like to dig into some of the cheeses you bought for a quaint park picnic, or perhaps you bought a bottle of wine to pop open for happy hour. Simply park, take a seat on the grass and revel in views of the bay. When you’re biked out, back to The Harrison you go. At the end of the day, there’s no place like home.