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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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a nice boulevard with palm trees bordered by retail store and restaurants

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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annapolis, md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This busy boulevard lined with palm trees, bike paths and wide sidewalks is a must for visitors to this great city. Besides the Golden Gate Bridge, this place epitomizes SF, with the views of the bay, restaurants, shops, ferry terminals, cruise ship terminals, farmer's market, seals, and Fisherman's Wharf. It's so nice to see a city take full advantage of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

While in San Francisco, even for a brief visit, be sure to walk, drive, bike, segue, or use any transport to go up and down The Embarcadero. It is crowded, but worth it! For this trip, we went up and down the area in a convertible - top down - since the weather was perfect. Stop, stroll, shop and see... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you visit San Francisco, you have to walk the Embarcadero, preferably from Red's Java House (under the Bay Bridge) to Fishermans Wharf and beyond. The views over the bay are great and there's no better place in the city for people-watching. There's also an incredible variety of shops, restaurants, and diversions along the way. Here's a tip a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The embarcadero has a muni (train) stop right at it. It's one stop after the Financial District. It's packed with skyscrapers and it's gorgeous. A must go in San Francisco.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Walking the Embarcadero area along the pier in San Francisco is a must for tourists. Beautiful, clean area with restaurants and shops with great view of the bay.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I took a lot of photos of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, boats and birds along this walk - it's a really nice stretch for taking photos and taking in the beautiful watery scenery!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I work in San Francisco but live in LA. Thankfully the office is blocks from the walk along the Bay and the Embarcadero. No matter what the day, gloomy, misty, sunny, hot, the walk is restful and full of sights. On my last trip I was at first disappointed that the rotating art piece of the "spaceship" was gone and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is THE place to visit in evenings. The view at night when everything just lights up is amazing. A must visit. Carry a good camera because you will have lot to click.

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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.
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