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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 nice drive

Whether walking, biking, or taking the F Line vintage streetcars, the drive along the Embarcadero is interesting and attractive, in some cases even beautiful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Better not to go on a Sunday because 90+ percent of the stores were closed. We salvaged the day by walking down to the wharf area.

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether walking, biking, or taking the F Line vintage streetcars, the drive along the Embarcadero is interesting and attractive, in some cases even beautiful.

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Baytown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a typical tourist trap. If you like giant crowds, tourist foods, and spending cash then this is your place.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my partner and I took a look while in san fran. the embarcadero is a waterfont boulevard lined with elegant palm trees, historic pier structures , hip eateries and luxury apartments. . gourmet shops there is a farmers market outdoor, which is held Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

San Francisco is Embarcadero is a fantastic place for a stroll. Locals interests both will have a fantastic time walking from market Street down to Pier 39 or in the other direction toward the ballpark. The situation changes daily. Sometimes you'll find cruise ships more DeLong the Embarcadero. During fleet week it'll be packed with sailors. On an average work... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It can be difficult to find decent spaces to run in a big city like San Francisco. However, the road along the eastern waterfront is ideal, with not much crossing traffic and not too busy early in the morning (although several runners will be out). Great views over the bay too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked there, it is at the end of Market street and liked it so much that went back the next day. You can find there unique products and food.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shop till you drop, this is another busy part of the city. Worth a look, but seriously I already have everything I need. And I don't get much out of retail therapy, so this is just a sightseeing visit for me. "I've been there."

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Busy place and central hub, loads shops and so many people. a place to go somewhere else. The west..watever shopping mall nearby was excellent as were the bus routes to visit other parts of the city.

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Not much to say about this one, only it gets very busy in the late afternoon, so if you are trying to make an evening flight and want to travel this path, start early because you get hung up a lot in traffic.

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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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