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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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Be careful where you park

Be aware of the signs that you have around you. Many of the lots on this amazing busy street have fake attendants and your car will get towed. I had fallen for one said attendant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be aware of the signs that you have around you. Many of the lots on this amazing busy street have fake attendants and your car will get towed. I had fallen for one said attendant and thanks to a passerby I was ale to correct the situation. others were not so lucky. Ones you master the parking get ready to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This unusual food shopping mall has a wide variety of speciality foods, restaurants, coffee houses and more. If you plan to take a ferry ( well worth it ) to Larkspur or Sausalito be sure to allow time to enjoy the Embarcadero space

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked this several times during our short stay in San Francisco, from the Ferry Plaza down to Fishermans Wharf. Easy walk with lots to see and plenty of places to stop at for a drink or bite to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're going to San Francisco California don't miss this place. I called the eighth wonder. Delicious food everywhere . Huge bridges I have no words to describe the view

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At the edge of the financial district, what detracts from this center is having to walk through the trash filled streets and unfortunate disadvantaged citizens living on the streets in this wealthy corporate neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

grate restaurant's and stores and bay ferry's lots of music easy walking lots of good views of the bay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just love the Embarcadero in San Francisco, lots of places to eat, shop and drink. The Embarcadero Center by John Portman is a particular treat, with its hotels, shops and restaurants. Also it´s an interesting piece of modern architecture. The atrium lobby of the Hyatt Regency is always worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love wandering the embarcadero! So many things to see and do! Stop for a snack, drink or photo opp!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The number of vendors working inside and around Ferry Market Plaza continues to grow. I recall 15 years ago or so, perhaps 5 or 6 stores operating in addition to the info/souvenir /"buy a Ferry Market Plaza Apron" booth. Now the market seems nearly 100% filled. Frog Hollow Farm: Ridiculous organic, local peach turnovers. Far West Fungi: an amusing array... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a lovely clean walk along the bay. Plenty of bars and restaurants to drop into. Very clean and very safe feeling even at night. Yes there are a fair few homeless knocking about, but never felt threatened by any of them.

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Staying in 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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