The Embarcadero

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The Embarcadero
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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.
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Neighborhood: North Waterfront/Embarcadero
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MichaelMc777
Sunnyvale, CA4,599 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The Embarcadero is one of the best walks in the City. It has a beautiful bay view over its miles of sidewalks. There is an abundance of restaurants and shops along the wide walkway. The Ferry Building, Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, and ferry rides to Alcatraz are just a few of the wonderful stops/possibilities along the way.

The avenue will entertain with street performers in the Fisherman’s Wharf area and Pier 39 area.

There are benches and piers to take in the beauty of the bay and San Francisco sky line. It is one of the best places to to see why San Francisco is one of the most interesting and beautiful cities in the world.

Starting at the Bay bridge and continuing all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge is a long and amazing walk. It will offer picturesque places to see and experience.

The parking about three-four hundred meters before the bay bridge on the right - large pier over the water offers all day parking for only $10 on the weekends.

The Ferry building is a yummy place to buy items for a picnic! It also has a very good farmer’s market on Saturdays.

The street is relatively very safe and I stroll down it, in the day time and night time. Good for families and it also offers great attractions for the kids!

A must see and walk!!
Written February 7, 2020
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CTBCalifornia
Groveland, CA1,941 contributions
Mar 2020
From views of the Bay Bridge and sailing boats to the statues at Giants Stadium, and from the Food and Shops of Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf to the waterfront pedestrian paths for walkers and bicyclers, this is a great way to spend your day out in the City. I rode my bike all the way from the Marina District near the Golden Gate Bridge to the Giants Stadium and China Basin, and back. I took most of the day, parking my bike several times to explore shops and restaurants at Pier 39, Fishermans Wharf and Guiardelli Square.
Written March 9, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,173 contributions
Jun 2020
We enjoyed a long drive along the Embarcadero on a Sunday and noticed the numbers of people enjoying their strolls at a safe distance. On a sunny day this is one of the best places in San Francisco for a walk. Lots to see and enjoy, the waterfront, the piers, the Ferry Building, the Bay Bridge.
Written June 15, 2020
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AndreaUbok
Florida2,702 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Had to come back to the Embarcadero. We enjoy walking through the market and looking at all of the vendors. Many of the vendors were closed but there was empanadas, coffee, a book shop, tea, flowers, housewares, pizza, wine…The views of the water and the bridge can’t be beat.

Unfortunately they were tent cities in front; As people are spending $25 for their lobster rolls there are many without.
Written June 13, 2021
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mini
Fremont, CA162,016 contributions
Aug 2020
We returned and took a nice exploring trip along the Embarcadero This is where the Ferry building is, There is the Alcatraz Tour. There is a nice walk showing many pictures of San Francisco

There is the Hornblower Dinner Cruise.

There is the embarcadero center with movies, cafes, restasurants and shops.

There is plaza areas with interesting statues.

its a fun place to go.
Written August 17, 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA162,016 contributions
Jan 2020
I often visit the Embarcadero Area of San Francisco. This is where the Ferry Landing and Building is. The Ferry Building has a good variety of food stores and cafes. One can also walk along the waterfront and have various views of the Bay.

At holiday times there is ice skating. This is close to the Hyatt Regency, which has an interesting interior. Its a good place to stay if one wants a nice view of the Bay and of the Bay Bridge.

There are a variety of stores, cafes, restaurants. Some of the restaurants are waterfront.

This is also where the Bayside History Walk is at.

There is also a BART station next to the Hyatt Regency for transportation around San Franciso. There are also trolleys and busses to use.
Written January 4, 2020
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Joan H
San Bernardino, CA1,027 contributions
Oct 2021
It was a long walk along the Embarcadero from where our Princess Cruise ship, the Majestic, was docked to the Ferry Building. Put on your walking shoes and try to imagine what it was like, when the Embarcadero was called the Barbary Coast. Enjoy the great view of the bay on a sunny day.
Written March 6, 2022
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gsgman777
Columbia, IL460 contributions
May 2021
This was just across the street and a block down from Hotel Griffon where we stayed. It was a cool row of shops, mainly eateries, inside. I stopped in and grabbed a waffle one morning and we got ice cream on another day. Convenient and nice atmosphere.
Written June 9, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,173 contributions
Jan 2022
We enjoyed our long walk along the Bay, as do so many other people. Lots of great views along the way, of nature and the built-up city. Easy to get to on transit. Places to eat and drink along the way.
Written January 28, 2022
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breadbowl
Kolkata (Calcutta), India338 contributions
Nov 2014 • Business
From past trips (2009, 2010) -- amazing views of the sunset, the Bay Bridge and numerous rides to Pier 39. Clam chowder and winters go hand-in-hand!
Can't avoid the famed Bay-Area traffic, it reaches well past 100,000 vehicles each day. You also can't avoid the quintessential morning 'worker' looking into the cabin mirror and applying lip-gloss at the steering wheel.
Written December 16, 2014
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