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Major street in the port area of San Francisco that has become a bustling area of shops, businesses and sightseeing attractions.
Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely walk from Embarcadero BART station via the market to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. Wide open pavements with information about the history posted along the way. Plenty of opportunities to take photos of the views as you walk along. On the way back,...More

Thank AnnieM452
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is something for everyone in this part of San Francisco from the fire boats and trolley museum to the wonderful ferry building. There is usually a nice arts and craft fair set up to visit and lots of fun street performers. It's great to...More

Thank Calef71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice , clean toad, wide footpath to walk on at any time of day. People are walking, running all the time. The sitout eateries of market place are occupied. Kids in prams, kids holding parents hand, school kids on a visit are fun to watch....More

Thank Mad-doc-bomb
Reviewed 1 week ago

After being here for 10 minutes, we turned around and left. Pretty sure we narrowly avoided our car being broken into as a guy was looking in the windows as we came back. Between the trash, the dirty needles and the excrement on the streets,...More

1  Thank navyhmc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I walked around a bit mostly in front of Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf taking pictures. Views of Alcatraz on a clear day were good. Paid parking was very close. Prices for food overpriced for what you get.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We walked the Embarcadero by the Ferry Building, Alcatraz Pier, Pier 39 and all over the Fisherman's Wharf area. We did it both during the day and in the late evening. There are great views of the bay, many restaurants and interesting buildings all along...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed July 11, 2018

My husband has family in SF so we visit at least once a year. The Embarcadero is his favourite walk in the city. It's not so crowded on a weekday, and it's only touristy at Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf. The eastern portion is pretty...More

Thank pingaroo
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant walk with great views over the bay. Lots of places to stop for a refreshment or two. It seems to be the place for the owners of boom-box Harleys and 1960s Chevies to show off their stuff!

Thank SchalkNZ
Reviewed June 8, 2018

The easiest way to get around the touristy areas of SF. Some neat and quiet spots along the way (if you know where to look). Watch out for those on the electric scooters - they're not locals, and have no idea how to operate them...

4  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We walked a ton, and loved it. Just touristy with lots of shops, places to eat, tours and museums. Boys age eight and nine loved it. For the crowds, the place was very clean. Park at back and walk down, seems to be about half...More

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds
for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North
Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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April 20, 2017|
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Response from rachaele30 | Reviewed this property |
The Starlight Room at the Sir Francis Drake is right there for nighttime dancing and 360 views of the city. Sunset drink at the top of the Mark (Mark Hopkins hotel), across from the Fairmont. Lunch at the rotunda at Neiman... More
November 4, 2016|
Response from Usia2014 | Reviewed this property |
There is a YMCA in the Embarcadero area that should have lane swimming at certain times each day. Also, you can check the web for the closest and best public indoor lap swimming pools. They have a few listed with a map... More
August 23, 2016|
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Response from SteveandSonya | Reviewed this property |
We didn't find it necessary to have a rental car in the city. Taxis are very inexpensive and lots of public transport options. With cable cars it can be a bit tricky driving if you're not used to it. We hired a car for trips... More