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The Embarcadero

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Address: Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111
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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 never missed and always enjoyable walk

We typically visit SF in nice weather and always enjoy the two-mile walk from the Ferry Building at Market Street to Hyde Street and Ghirardelli Square. The north terminus, at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Edmonds, WA
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was similar to a farmers' market but did not meet our expectations! It seems overrated. Perhaps, we missed something.

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Edmonds, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We typically visit SF in nice weather and always enjoy the two-mile walk from the Ferry Building at Market Street to Hyde Street and Ghirardelli Square. The north terminus, at Fisherman’s Wharf is crowded, noisy, and very touristy, while the south end offers more upscale restaurants catering to smaller crowds. Walk from end to end and take your pick of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful setting. Warm as toast sitting outside with overhead has heaters on. Fantastic Cebiches Selection on offer in the midst of a very appealing menu. Wine selection was great -but the Pisco Sours were unbelievable. The main of Lomo saltado was mouth watering. Service was friendly and on pace. Only minor complaint was lack of numbers of toilets for an... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Embarcadero can get really busy with tourists! Saturday mornings are the best because of the Farmer's Market. A coffee, croissant, and stroll in the early AM is a good plan!

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf along the Embarcadero. Good views of the city skyline and fascinating views into the vast pier buildings. Stopped at the Ferry Building for and excellent lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there is really nothing much to do here but admire the views of the san fo bay and just relax. while you walk down the street. we spent around 1 hour here

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not only fun shopping, but some good food too. My favorite is Fuzio's which is Asian Fusion. Get the firecracker pork fusilli.

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. There are many things to see & do here. I recommend walking and not driving as traffic can be very bad. There are a lot of great restaraunts all along here and nice views across the bay along with the other bridge. cant remember the name of the bridge (bay bridge?) is beautiful... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice street to walk down, especially along the water on a sunny day. If you're sitting in traffic in a car, though, that might take away from its charm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to access via BART, buses or tramcar the Embarcadero has plentiful restaurants and so great views across the bay. Perfect for a gentle stroll or an envigorating run. Restaurants and cafes aplenty but reservations often needed.

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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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