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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 2 weeks ago

Fresh sea breezes and lovely views for miles. Wide pathways and its all very flat, unlike the rest of San Fran!

Thank shazztang
Reviewed November 3, 2018

We strolled multiple times on our visit to SF down the Embarcadero. It has a nice touristy vibe to it as you stroll along sea-side and see vehicles whooshing by. There was no attraction as such to see along the way, as we had separately...More

Thank AyushiChandra
Reviewed October 31, 2018

If it were not for the hundreds of homeless people camped out in, on, under, and around the embarcadero square next to the Hyatt, it might be a nice venue. I was accosted in broad daylight, saw people defecating, peeing, throwing up, shooting up, and...More

1  Thank Maureen D
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

This area of San Francisco is a mix of high rise offices and tourists activities. Here you will find the Ferry Building where there are a number of fun shops and restaurants to visit. On a few days a week the market becomes a “Farmers’...More

Thank 577SusanH
Reviewed October 26, 2018

The Embarcadero in San Francisco provides a gateway between the financial district (think big tall buildings) and the waterfront of San Francisco. There are fantastic hotels, eateries, and places of business. You abut right onto the wharf structure near the Bay and can see many...More

Thank rbstrategist2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This past week we were on the beautiful Star Princess and we saw many things on the California Coastline. We docked at the Embarcadero, and it is short walk from there to Pier 39, which is Fisherman's Wharf and the boat to Alcatraz. This port...More

Thank Shep48274
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We started by the Ferry Building and walked all the way to Ghirardelli Square stopping along the way at the Alcatraz Pier, Pier 39 and then our Tour at Pier 43. I will try and give you the most honest assessment here from someone who...More

Thank L9622AZrichardr
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful day to get off BART at the Embarcadero stop and wander amongst the vendors and catch a streetcar to Pier 35 where we caught the ferry to Alcatraz. When we returned, enjoyed walking the whole way back. Despite the touristy crowd, enjoyed the people...More

1  Thank 594gwenw
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Very nice boulevard walk from the Port of San Francisco to Fisherman's Wharf. There is a lot to see along this walking route. Beautiful views of the city of San Francisco, the bay bridges, harbours, the bay itself, Alcatraz, several piers, shops, (seafood) restaurants and...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

The busy street runs along the city foreshore on land that was once part of the bay. It has several parks and a number of beautiful buildings. The Ferry Terminal is located here, the cruise terminal, Pier 39 and the Fisherman's Wharf area. It connects...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