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The Embarcadero

Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111 (The Embarcadero)
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Ranked #71 of 377 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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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 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
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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171 reviews 171 reviews
45 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
118 helpful votes 118 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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Almada, Portugal
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A place near the San Francisco port. From there you can see both bridges, besides you have the train station, the cable cars and buses. You even have shopping stores inside the Ferry Building. The Ferry Building is a massive building (of course) that includes all the piers and docks and ports. It's amazing to ride on the surrounds.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This ruined our trip to SF. This area is unsafe and is dangerously exposed, suggest families stay away.

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West Chester, PA
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stopped here twice. Once enjoyed a light meal at the Ferry Terminal Marketplace. The other time walked a few miles while my companion ran along the water. Lots of attractive buildings, sculpture, interesting people watching, interesting shopping, and farmer's market several days a week.

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London, England
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57 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A great way to people watch while enjoying the Californian sun. There are also various bits of public art to enjoy

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My only real experience with the Embarcadero was driving it. Other reviewers have it right--take some time, wear some good walking shoes or have a bike and just explore. Driving it just didn't give us the opportunity to appreciate it as much. There are so many places to see and little things to check out. Give yourself half a day... More

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