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The Embarcadero

Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111 (The Embarcadero)
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Ranked #65 of 375 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Major street in the port area of San Francisco that has become a bustling area of shops, businesses and sightseeing attractions.
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Fremont, California
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1,486 reviews 1,486 reviews
947 attraction reviews
907 helpful votes 907 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I like the Embarcadero area of San Francisco a lot. There are wonderful walks and views of San Francisco Bay and also of the Bay Bridge. There are fun restaurants to eat at. There is some shopping. Hyatt Regency is a nice place to stay in the Embarcadero. It is very close to a BART station. Also the ferry building... More

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Calgary, Canada
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275 reviews 275 reviews
99 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

As most have already written, The Embarcadero is the place to walk, run, and enjoy The Bay, classic piers, Pier 39, Port of San Francisco, catch a ferry or do some ferry tours. From AT & T Park to The Ferry Building, where most of the fun begins, ending at Pier 45, expect the walk to take about 2 hours... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I loved the historic street cars running on the Embarcadero. Evidently a cruise shop dock opened recently and I expect the t-shirt shops and bubba-gumps of the world will creep down from Fisherman's Wharf soon enough but for now it was great.

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Lancaster, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
42 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a colorful and fun walk be sure to see the sea lions sunning themselves. Plenty of street performers, and stores. I will return ~

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Brisbane, Australia
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350 reviews 350 reviews
242 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

What has the Embarcadero got to offer, well it has great views of the San Francisco Bay, there are many unusual things to see, objects of art along the way like 'Cupid's Span' at the Southern end. The Embarcadero is well designed for all sorts of exercise, walking, running, riding a bike, nice wide pathway. Keep an eye out for... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you go to San Francisco, you have to walk the Embarcadero from the Ferry Plaza to Fisherman's Wharf. It is an experience not to be missed. Take a jacket. It gets cold and windy even in August.

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New England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Whether you want to walk, ride a bike or just sit on the pier and enjoy the views, The Embarcadero is perfect. We walked from the Ferry Building all the way to Pier 39 and the Aquarium. Very nice views of the water, Bay Bridge etc. You can grab a bite and sit out on a bench overlooking the water... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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413 reviews 413 reviews
151 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Nice to walk along the embarcadero. Has nice views of the bay bridge and a lot of nice restaurants as well. We just enjoyed sitting on one of the park benches and watch the sailboats go by.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

San Francisco is a walker's town. If you're willing to endure a few hills, you can get anywhere tourists want to go. If you like flat and still want to walk around, the Embarcadaro is the way to do it. You can get from the Marina district to AT&T park if you want. If you're a runner, 6 AM on... More

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Powell River, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lots happening on the Embarcadero. Cool farmers and craft markets especially in front of the Hyatt, where we stayed. As we headed northward to Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz shuttles I noticed the wind picking up and I wasn't dressed for it. We got to the Alcatraz landing area and ate in a dodgy little café with birds all over the... More

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