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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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In Spanish, embarcadero is a pier or wharf, a place from which to embark. That name is synonymous with San Francisco, and it applies to several entities. Primarily, it is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

In Spanish, embarcadero is a pier or wharf, a place from which to embark. That name is synonymous with San Francisco, and it applies to several entities. Primarily, it is the major street that borders the eastern bayside, from the ferry terminal at Pier 1, to Fisherman’s Wharf (the name of the waterfront district, not an actual wharf). It is... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must if you visit San Francisco. It is well located plus you can actually visit other attractions, such as the Cable Car Museum. Have your camera ready as you will take very beautiful pictures. You can get there by car or public transportation. I recommend you get on the cable cars. Traffic is heavy, and parking is... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I walked along the sidewalk on The Embarcadero when I got off the Alcatraz ferry at Pier 33 down to the Ferry Building. There were many tourists as well as locals taking advantage of this area to walk, skate, run, or bike from one point to another. Had I known at the time, I would have crossed The Embarcadero from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Great harbor views and sea breeze. Lots of eateries, bars and cafes along the way to keep you going. Great photo spots along the way too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Staying at the Fisherman's wharf, a good day program is to take the cable car to Powell and Market street, then walk Market street to the Ferry building and then again from the Ferry building along the Embarcadero back to the Wharf area. Never a dull moment along the way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I spent lots of time walking along the Embarcadero several times, as it was close to the Hyatt Regency Hotel where we were staying. The Hyatt is located in the heart of the Embarcadero. The Embarcadero is the eastern waterfront and roadway of the Port of San Francisco along San Francisco Bay. The Embarcadero Waterfront consists of... More 

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Embarcadero is a large stretch encompassing some of the best sights in San Francisco. The Fisherman's Wharf (do the mirror maze- it's fun), Pier 39, Levi Strauss area (go to the visitor area to see the history of Levi's), the Exploratorium (there is a FREE bay view walk there), you can stroll down Broadway there are some decent restaurants... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The easiest way to get from AT&T Stadium all the way the wharf, very flat. Many things to see along the way - piers, Ferry Bldg, Emporium, many restaurants, Alcatraz, and the way wharf.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Every time we go to San Francisco, we're always going through this area. Great location, near hotels, attractions, restaurants, shops, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Embarcadero is super easy to get to. You can take the BART down to one end by the Ferry Terminal, which in itself is a beautiful building, and walk all the way down to the Wharf. Great views of the city and the water. It's not super seedy, if anything there are droves of tourists walking along with you... More 

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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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