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The Embarcadero

Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111 (The Embarcadero)
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Ranked #59 of 361 attractions in San Francisco
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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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Ogden, Utah
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This stretch of road, which borders the waterfront, including the majority of the piers, is a place that all tourists and most locals will spend time on. From the Fisherman's Wharf area to past AT&T park, there is so much to do and see that you can easily spend day's here. The locals use it as a place to run... More

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171 reviews 171 reviews
95 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is the street that has a large number of the port attractions and businesses. A lot of piers and a lot to see and do. Begins near AT&T Park and goes to Pier 45.

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Somers, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Lots of things to see and do as you walk along The Embarcadero. Many shops and restaurants to enjoy, and of course the view of the bay, and the Bay Bridge. The terrain is very flat (unlike the rest of the city!). The wide sidewalks, smooth pavement, and lack of any cross streets make this an ideal place for a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Each time I come to San Francisco I walk here. As I don't have a car here, this is the perfect walk to get anywhere - Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf etc. The view is always changing with different ships in the Harbor, even cruiser liners that are amazing in their size. You meet many people, all enjoying the fresh air.... More

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Moreno Valley, California
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344 reviews 344 reviews
68 attraction reviews
482 helpful votes 482 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Plan a day of it! From Fisherman's Wharf to the San Francisco Giants baseball park, the 4-mile stroll along The Embarcadero should be leisurely and inquisitive. Wear sturdy shoes and plan a return by bus transit to your starting point. Take your time to explore the many restored piers, docks and wharves of what was once one of the busiest... More

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Austin, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We started at the end of the Powell Hyde cable car line and walked the all along the water until the Ferry One Market Building. It was a great day, stopping at Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and the various shops along the way. Lots to see, and eat. And the nice part is also that it is a flat area,... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I'm especially posting about the ice skating rink set up when we visited. On New Years Eve my husband and 2 others in our family ice skated. I've skated once before in my life and it was great fun to be skating outside. It was pretty chilly in the beginning but after a few rounds of hanging on tight to... More

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Edmonton, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The old streetcars running up & down the middle of the street create a real feeling of nostalgia. Lots of touristy things to do. Buskers & street artists are plentiful, but so are the panhandlers.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Spent most of a very warm December day strolling along here. Always something to see & if your down this area in the evening after dark it's an incredible sight to see the buildings lit up & the Bay bridge with the cascading lights.

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Oxfordshire, UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

If in San Francisco you must come down here. One of the best things we did was to come down on the trolley earlyish and hire bikes to cycle over the Golden Gate bridge. Folks at Blazing Saddles were very helpful and we thought we got good value at $47 each for 3 1/2 hours cycling. We went all the... More

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