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Embarcadero Center

Embarcadero at Battery, Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94111 (The Embarcadero)
415 772 0700; 800 733 6318
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Ranked #37 of 221 shopping in San Francisco
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Malls
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: With more than 125 stores on three levels, plus seasonal concerts, festivals or art displays for the enervated shopper.
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Columbia, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

What a pleasant experience! The area has definitely developed into an attractive, artsy, unique venue since my husband and I lived in San Francisco years ago. Great place for personal shopping and for gifts created by artsy vendors. The Embarcadero Center is enriched with unique restaurants, coffee shops,, and bakeries. We rode the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I didn't realize this is much more of a market than a destination to be able to sit down and eat lunch. Interesting places, but not a spot where it is easy to find seating - especially for our family of 6.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

if you like shopping you'l find n number of shops here to fit into your budget... it would be a window shopping to a proper outlet you'll find evrything here. you can spend a quality time here at evnings.

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I tend to like this particular company. They have several tours developed around the City, and in the East Bay, all centered around eating/discovering delicious places and things to eat. I have not been disappointed with any of the tours I have taken with them and can repeat them, as I am doing with new people, the Embarcadero Tour included.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This building is in a lovely location by the water. There is a farmers' market on Saturdays (and Tuesdays I believe) that is the best I've ever seen.

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Mountainhome, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great little stores and shoppes. Can find some great little gifts here to take home. Unique shoppes. Also wine bar inside and cheese shoppes. Great restaurants right on the water!

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Manchester, England
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144 reviews 144 reviews
57 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We were looking forward to some interesting shopping in SF, but we didn't find it here. Very disappointing - soul-less mall with uninteresting chain shops. Very glitzy, but didn't even feel like going in any of the shops...

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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great place for lunch and a little shopping. The Embarcadero Center is made up of -4- Buildings with bridges and passage way connecting each.

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Dolgeville, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Our hotel was across the street from the center and it was filled with several shops. A variety of shopping was available and it was a convenient walk for us.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This was a good place to walk through but not much more. The shops aren't special, so it doesn't have a sense of life and action about it the way the Ferry Street Market does.

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