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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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The Embarcadero is a San Francisco neighbourhood running northwest along the waterfront from roughly Rincon Park to Fisherman's Wharf. Included in its many piers include Pier 14... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

The Embarcadero is a San Francisco neighbourhood running northwest along the waterfront from roughly Rincon Park to Fisherman's Wharf. Included in its many piers include Pier 14, a prime photo opportunity for both downtown backgrounds and Bay Bridge backgrounds. The Ferry Building, Pier 15, Alcatraz tours (Pier 31)mans Pier 39 with its mega-shopping are all here. And tha's just on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This is a long promenade by the bay and a great place to jog/walk - in fact I did both! Huge sidewalks which pass a number of piers and the Port of SFO. Lots of places to eat and good views of the Bay Bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were in San Fran for a short visit.. mostly to see Alcatraz and Angel Island. Our visit to The Embarcadero was a nice stop too, however expensive as most of San Fran is. Driving around the area was tough because the traffic is crazy! Park your car and walk around the town and area - you will enjoy your... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Embarcadero has something for everyone. A wide array of museums, restaurants, sightseeing tours, and other attractions are based on Embarcadero. Check out the Ferry Building as the focal point of your tour of the Embarcadero.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

There's not too much to do on the Embarcadero itself. There's a lot of fancy restaurants and mediocre eats along the way, but nothing that stands out to me too much. It's cool if there's some things going on, like street vendors and the marketplace, but it's not a must see.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Right at pier 33 if you plan to go to Alcatraz which you definitely should. You'll see big signs for this but it's not really a tourist place unless you shuffle off to Pier 33.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's a road along the waterfront -what more is there to say? Can get very congested with cars pUsing to look at the piers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A great place to walk and take in the sights of San Francisco. Everything is just in front of you .You really get to feel the magic that this iconic city has to offer. People watching would be one of the highlights for its diversity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Nice stroll, but beware summer heat. It is way warmer there and could be way too hot since it's all concrete.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The Embarcadero is a great place to stroll along the piers. You will see great opportunities to see many of the great places in San Francisco.

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