We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Embarcadero

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

Major street in the port area of San Francisco that has become a bustling...

Major street in the port area of San Francisco that has become a bustling area of shops, businesses and sightseeing attractions.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$70*
and up
San Francisco at Night: Segway Tour of North...
More Info
$30*
and up
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
More Info
$110*
and up
Alcatraz Admission and Small-Group Craft Brews and Bike Tour in San Francisco

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 415 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 195
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Great experience for all ages! On every visitor's to do list.....

One can get a panorama of the sea,historical buildings along the impressive drive,or simply sit on the benches and watch the birds dipping in and out of the water.There is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
BenuBery
,
New Delhi, India

Similar Things to Do in San Francisco

Add Photo Write a Review

415 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One can get a panorama of the sea,historical buildings along the impressive drive,or simply sit on the benches and watch the birds dipping in and out of the water.There is the Fisherman's wharf,which has ecelectic stores ranging from fresh catch of the sea to exotic smoked meats,wines,hand rubs etc,not to mention good restaurants.A great place to stroll and enjoy the... More 

Helpful?
Thank BenuBery
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our ship docked here a short walk to pier 39 to see the seals with plenty of shops and cafes and fish restaurants .just up the embacardo you can get the boat trip to Alcatraz

Helpful?
Thank irene55_10
Rio Vista, California
Level Contributor
297 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love to take BART into San Francisco on a Saturday morning and disembark at the Embarcadara. Saturday is Markey day and many vendors are lined up on both sides of the building. Buy some fruit, a loaf of bread, some cheese and take it with you for a picnic in the park. Lots of ready made meals too at... More 

Helpful?
Thank Crt1943
Oceanside, California
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a transformation! City of San Francisco we salute you for hosting a great Super Bowl party! We as football fans had a really great time! Lots of fun things to do even for adults! Not all just for big spenders... Lots of activities with the help of the superbowl50 app. I planned it all with the help of that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Compwizmt
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not too far from Fisherman's wharf. Where all the boats are docked. All the tourists go here. It can be chilly so wear a jacket.

Helpful?
Thank Alyssa S
Humboldt County, USA
Level Contributor
68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good views, fresh air...if you need to take a break from whatever, take some time on the Embarcadero to unwind. I particularly love to take active out-of-towners here: we rent bikes (or bring our skates) and go up and down the Embarcadero, from the ballpark to the Ferry Building (coffee! Ice cream! Great eats! Expensive.), to Fisherman's Wharf, and on.

Helpful?
Thank wishfrog
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting ready for an important business meeting requires a nice place to get focus, San Francisco is a good place to keep calm

Helpful?
Thank Hugo G
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
259 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

San Francisco has done a great job of creating a harbor area that is friendly to walkers and bikers. We enjoyed going to the Ferry Building on a Saturday morning for great coffee and a quick breakfast. We then wandered up through the various Embarcadero buildings up towards our hotel in the financial district....so many shops and restaurants to choose... More 

Helpful?
Thank StanleyandMarie
Fremont, California
Level Contributor
3,543 reviews
2,301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,969 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With Super Bowl 50 being held in the San Francisco Bay Area, we went to the Embarcadero are to see the workers set up Super Bowl City. We went a couple of days before it opened and plan to return to see the activities such as Chris Izaak perform on City Stage. Fireworks also are planned. There are other fan... More 

Helpful?
Thank mini
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very fun area ( Pier 39 is part of this). If you like seafood, try the lobster or other seafood sandwiches at the crabstands. Watch out for scammmers however. We got "bamboozeld " by a lady who gave us what we tought were menus or coupons for estaurants, turns out she was giving out "chinese prayer cards" and asking for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Louis and Alexa... G

Travelers who viewed The Embarcadero also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to The Embarcadero? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Embarcadero and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Embarcadero staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Financial District

Neighborhood Profile
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
Explore this neighborhood