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The Embarcadero

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Financial District
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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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Gotta go on a Saturday for the Farmers Market, it is awesome.

You need to visit on a Saturday for the Farmers Market with all the fresh fruit and vegetables plus all the food vendors and craft vendors.As expected it's very crowded as this is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Carmichael, California
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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You need to visit on a Saturday for the Farmers Market with all the fresh fruit and vegetables plus all the food vendors and craft vendors.As expected it's very crowded as this is a weekly event attended by the locals too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting insight of how to overcome head on vehicle collisions by one direction being travelled inside the structure and opposite direction traffic being above outside.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While you can walk the Embarcadero, you can also use the historic street cars to see most of the Embarcadero and decide which areas you want to explore on foot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place also known as the ferry terminal but this place offer lots of variety of foods and drinks as well as a place for shopping for gifts. Enjoy d breeze along the bay. Pier 39 the best with sea lions

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ferry Building is loaded with places to eat or buy food for home and picnics. Lots of little shops with neat things and farmers market on Tuesday and Saturday, Saturday is the big farmers market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we first walked the lenght and took in the many sights. the main building peir 1 with the farmers market alone is a great visit with much choice in food. there is much to see from Pier 1 through Pier 39.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning bay view, breezes, great shops, food. The farmers market is the Best, like Europe, the flowers,fruits,cakes,cheeses. You name it San Fran has the Best of the Best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will never tire of Embarcadero. It's a perfect combination of nature and urban setting. The ferry building on Thursday or a Saturday is a must. There is an organic market and a mix of food stalls. It could get a but crowded though on Saturdays. For the past two years there has been a lot of influx of people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite part of town, you can jump over to other areas easy and quick but you'll want to comae back here. Amazing views, great walks, little parks, food all over , artwork, live music, local art. get a great taste of San Francisco.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We met old friends and ate at a great restaurant on the Embarcadero on the bay side. Great burgers, ambiance and views of the bay. Epic is a great place for a friendly get together

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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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