This is very popular among local people. The ferry comes from Tamsui, on the other side of the Danshui river, and arrives at Bali's Ferry Pier, as well as several piers along Bali Left Bank Park. Note that on weekends and holidays, you may have to wait for as more as an hour before being able to get aboard, while the ride only lasts for a few minutes.
The best method to move in Bali is renting a bicycle. There are several places to get one near the pier where boats from Danshui arrive, and rental is inexpensive. Many of local attractions are located within a couple of kilometers from the boat pier and bike makes them all quickly accessible.
Bali Left Bank Park (八里左岸公園) - The newest waterfront park in the left bank of Danshui River. This park, along with the bicycle path pass through it, is now the land mark of Bali and offers great view of Danshui river.
Bali Ferry Pier (八里渡船頭) - This is the main ferry pier of Bali, located on one end of Bali Left Bank Park. The place is always filled with local people on weekends, and there are many shops selling snacks or so.
Watziwei Nature Conservation Area (挖仔尾自然保護區) - A small mangrove forest located on one end of Bali Left Bank Park. The unique ecosystem has made the governess put it under protection. But you can still get really close to it by the viewing trail.
Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology (十三行博物館), 200 Museum Rd, +886 2 2619-1313, . Tue-Sun 9:30-17:00 (opens longer on weekends and summer). Admission free. A modern looking museum dedicated to an ancient culture that once existed in the north coast of Taiwan. It also displays collections related to Taiwan's Archaeology developments. The museum becomes free of Admission since 2010.
Formosa Fun Coast (八仙海岸 or 八仙樂園), 1-6 Hsia Ku Zu, +886 2 2610-5200, . June & September 9:30-17:00. July & August 9:00-21:30. One of the most successful water parks in Taiwan. Enjoy the water slides and other water amusements. Swimsuit is required in the park. Admission NT$590 for adults.
Tang Spa (大唐溫泉物語), 1-6 Hsia Ku Zu, +886 2 2610-5218, Everyday 10:00-22:00. A separate spa amusement park owned by Formosa Fun Coast. Themed as China's Tang Dynsaty, it features hot springs, spas and Chinese styled decorations. Some of the facilities does not open during Formosa Fun Coast's operate season. Swimsuit is required for certain facilities. Admission NT$600 for adults. (500 on weekdays, extra fee required for the use of private hot spring room.)
Fancy cafe and restaurants can be found near Bali Left Bank Park. There are also food stands available at Bali Ferry Pier for fans of Taiwanese snacks. However, many of them are closed on weekdays, as most visitors come on weekends.