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The Embarcadero

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Address: Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
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.
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Decent walk, not exactly as expected

From the map it looked like we could walk near the water from the Ferry area to Pier 39 but that's not exactly how it works. You can walk down some of these areas and see water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Los Angeles, CA
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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It's good place if you want to walk and do some sight seeing. Great view and lots of space. It was nice place to be around - I just felt a bit less attractive other than that it's nice. For me I should say I have seen better places.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

From the map it looked like we could walk near the water from the Ferry area to Pier 39 but that's not exactly how it works. You can walk down some of these areas and see water / piers but you usually have to make your way back up to the street to keep moving forward which adds a lot... More 

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Arlington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Ferry docks are bustling at rush hour. Some buildings have good restaurants and the Exploratorium is AWESOME. Parts are still seedy and run down. Really SF, you give up a view of the water for a warehouse converted to a parking garage? Interesting choice in urban design.

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Windsor, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Walked this from Pier 1 to Pier 33. Isolated restaurants here and there, people jogging, but great views of the city at night.

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Highland Village, Texas
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

One of my favorite neighborhoods in the city when it comes to dining options (Ferry Building and Tues/Thur/Sat Farmer's Markets at Ferry Building) and night time strolls. Walk out on one of the piers and enjoy the enchanting Bay Bridge as it sparkles and the neighborhoods lights reflect off the bay.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Go here to walk and people watch. It's a long walk from one end to the other. If you get tired you can catch the cable car's "F" line which will cover the length of Embarcadero.

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Honolulu, HI
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a very cool mall. They have great unique items and also more mainstream. The organic grocery store has the best organic beers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I was actually in a business trip with many people yet wanted to have a bit of a walk to disconnect & enjoy the fresh air, and the Embarcadero didn't fail to impress! Loved the restaurants, the street & the piers! A highly recommended walk!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A boulevard with palm trees; converted buildings that now house offices on the second floors, and friendly stores and restaurants on the ground floor. It is a nice area to see.

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We walked and took the trolley on the Embarcadero. It was very scenic and very clean and well maintained. Plenty to see and do from the great views and shops along the way

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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.
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