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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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So much to see and do!?

We spent two days trying to see as much as possible!! This is a very interesting place to sight see and enjoys the many places to eat.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Indianapolis, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two days trying to see as much as possible!! This is a very interesting place to sight see and enjoys the many places to eat.

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Mohrsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are a lot of attractions and shopping nearby. We enjoyed restaurants and got the double decker bus for a city tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very long street along the San Francisco bay. There are many restaurants, office buildings, piers from where you can go on a cruise or Alcatraz tour. Here are also many parking lots for a day, but you have to be careful with it, some are not safe.

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Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought there would be a lot of shopping but just a few vendors. Not that impressed. We were able to catch a bus back to Market street right close by.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bayside promenade filled with people walking, skating, biking, running, dogs and children playing, many benches and cafes to stop by for a break along the way.

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Embarcadero is a lovely way to see the SF bayfront and to experience lots of different things. You can visit the Exploratorium, go eat at the Ferry Building, enjoy the views of the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island and Alcatraz, catch a ferry to Vallejo, Oakland, Marin, etc. Highly recommended.

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking along the Embarcadero, which covered the waterfront of the piers on San Francisco Bay. There were wide sidewalks, plenty of places to stop in to grab a coffee, a bite to eat, or just gaze at the bay. Must do when in San Francisco!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The port with all of the old and new buildings as well as the beautiful views. Unmatched anywhere. Great area to walk around. Shops and restaurants available.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this stretches from fishermans wharf to att stadium and than to the houseboat area of china basin. unlike san francisco this walk is flat. you will see all the various denizens of san francisco and other places unknown. you will meet joggers, skateboarders, roller skaters, dogs, walkers, some homeless, and the rude bike folks. there is alot to see on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waterfront stretches from the Bay bridge to past fisherman's wharf and includes highlights like the Ferry Building, the Exploratorium, Alcatraz ferry, and Fisherman's Wrarf. Lots of restaurants and food stands. Buy a membership at the Explorotorium and make it your indoor go to spot. Lots of things to explore over these 2 miles.

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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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