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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 days ago

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 2 days ago 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 Richard R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Wanderering1
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great place for a long walk where you can see much of the Bay, the Bridge, some parkland, the Ferry Bldg., and lots of people enjoying the city.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 20, 2018 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

1  Thank AnnieM452
Reviewed August 18, 2018

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 JustDriving71
Reviewed August 12, 2018 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 August 8, 2018

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

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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