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The Embarcadero

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Address: Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111

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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Feast for the eyes and soul

This is one of the great ways to experience San Francisco. It's the eastern waterfront and major thoroughfare of the Port of SF. The roadway follows the seawall, a boundary first... read more

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the great ways to experience San Francisco. It's the eastern waterfront and major thoroughfare of the Port of SF. The roadway follows the seawall, a boundary first established in the 1860s and not completed until the 1920s. For three decades, until it was torn down in 1991, the Embarcadero Freeway dominated the area. The redevelopment and... More 

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Makawao, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love the Farmerʻs Market. You get to see all the fresh produce from CA and lots of other local delicacies. The indoor market has a great selection of gifts, coffee, food and treats. The area is nice for strolling. See joggers, bikers, locals, street musicians and SF dogs.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can spend a day along this strip. If you're a walker it's a several mile stroll past all the piers, yacht harbor, restaurants, bay views, etc. etc.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you can't find a store here it doesn't exist. There are so many buildings and floors of stores it can get confusing. There are a lot of restaurants to hang out in for a bite to eat also. Spend the day!!

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see road way. Runs along the waterfront by the piers, trolley's buses, people and bikers, all use it. Very nice but long walk a mile or two that we did

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chill Market and Foodie . Weather was very cooperative that day . Restaurants and food stalls , depending on the budget was an adventure . The Restos situated near the bay were pricey , BUT worth savoring the moment as some have been there for almost 30 years . One cannot resist and notice the total decor they invested all... More 

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You need to visit on a Saturday for the Farmers Market with all the fresh fruit and vegetables plus all the food vendors and craft vendors.As expected it's very crowded as this is a weekly event attended by the locals too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting insight of how to overcome head on vehicle collisions by one direction being travelled inside the structure and opposite direction traffic being above outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

While you can walk the Embarcadero, you can also use the historic street cars to see most of the Embarcadero and decide which areas you want to explore on foot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is a place also known as the ferry terminal but this place offer lots of variety of foods and drinks as well as a place for shopping for gifts. Enjoy d breeze along the bay. Pier 39 the best with sea lions

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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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