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The Embarcadero

Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111 (The Embarcadero)
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Ranked #70 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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Lancaster, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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
83 helpful votes 83 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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151 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 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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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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New York City, New York
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172 reviews 172 reviews
45 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This a great place to walk along the water and see a lot of the city, particularly near/at the Ferry Building where there are several restaurants.

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Dunedin, Florida
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181 reviews 181 reviews
99 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There were some lovely shops here to explore as well as some great vantage points of the city despite it being somewhat commercialized. Spend a couple of hours looking around and pick up some fresh bread or try some local seafood and stroll the waterside. Excellent people watching.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Located near the San Francisco Bay, the Embarcadero is a road lined with shops. They weren't necessarily the best shops, but there were restaurants and souvenir shops. There were many ports on one side and you could stand and see Alcatraz. Not very hard to find parking.

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