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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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Besides having family that live in the area, we really enjoy the San Francisco area and go here often. Get the crab and beer in a bag!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Besides having family that live in the area, we really enjoy the San Francisco area and go here often. Get the crab and beer in a bag!

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

There is something here for everyone. From the ATT Ballpark all the way to Fisherman's wharf. From the giant arrow to ferry building to cruise ships to Pier 39 to the wharf itself... the walk is perfect for bay viewing and people watching.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A must see when in San Francisco, particularly if you get to the Financial District and Fisherman's Wharf, as you are close when you see those two.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It's a very lovely place! We were there on Saturday morning and there was a very nice market of local handmade stuff. You can buy squeezed glass bottles, paintings, flowers, fruits, chocolates, and everything is so fine and organic! That is my favourite place in San Francisco so far.

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It's a multifaceted walk along the piers -- you have your amusement park setups, authentic seaside restaurants, touristy restaurants, the homeless, the piers that are just boring warehouses, ships. It can be a long rather uninteresting walk if you pick the wrong piers. Tell your guide or a concierge what you want to experience & they can tell you where... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It was an interesting and fascinating walk along the piers. We went on a visit to Alcatraz and walked along Fisherman's wharf as well.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

nice long area to walk- certain parts are really nice with a lot of activity, other parts are kind of old,seedy and run down. It's a mixed bag. Nice views of the bay. It seemed plenty of locals liked to jog here. Nice experience.

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

One of the best parts of the Embarcadero is the Ferry Building. It is always busy with a great view of the bay.

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

A trip to the Embarcadero was a great way to spend a couple of hours on a sunny SF afternoon. The waterfront had a cool breeze, a farmers market and plenty of food to eat. A great place to stroll on a sunny afternoon.

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Kind of commercialized, but lots to do around the Embarcadero. It has the well-known touristy areas, but lots of local places. We went on a chocolate tour and explored some of the amazing chocolate stores. It isn't too far of a walk down to Crissy Field. Bike rentals available in the area as well.

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Address: Address: Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District

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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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