Have you heard of Cupid’s Span (aka the bow and arrow) in San Francisco? I took the train all the time past this area back when I commuted to work each day but it took me almost 5 years to actually pay it a proper visit.
So, last week my husband and I took the train to the Embarcadero and strolled down the sculpture before hitting up the Ferry Building farmers market after! The market is every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, in case you want to also visit.
Right the San Francisco Bay, next to the Bay Bridge itself is this giant bow and arrow sculpture. At 60 feet tall, it’s large you can’t miss it. Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen are the artists behind this public piece. It was installed in 2002 and has been a fun, quirky landmark in the city ever since.
I think this is technically Rincon Park, but it’s a very small patch of grass (low-key giving me “tiniest park in Indiana” vibes from Parks and Rec. If you know, you know!)
It’s about a 10-minute walk from AT&T park along the Embarcadero which is grand and offers sweeping views of the bay. Most visitors like to start at the Ferry Building and walk down past the sculpture site and end up at a Giant’s Game.
On this day, we grabbed brunch inside the Ferry Building and soaked up all the warm weather during our city-wide heatwave. Usually August is foggy but this past week, it’s been hot hot hot!
Boulettes Larder was a cute little spot. We both ordered salmon on toast (yum!) but the poached eggs on cauliflower also looked amazing. There’s tons of restaurants inside so you can always take your pick of places to eat!
Looking for more places to see or things to do in the city or California? Check out one of these other posts!