The shopping is sparse and the dining is not particularly exciting but who cares! I love the view of the bridges, the water taxis , and the riverwalk which run past and goes past Berkman plaza one direction and all the way to Fidelity in Riverside in the other. This is a wonderful resource and I can't believe it is not more popular. I enjoy biking and walking along the riverfront. Don't get me wrong there are many food choices and some shopping but the free concerts, holiday decorations and view are what you really want to come here for.