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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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Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Embarcadero is a main Bay shoreline area of the city of San Franciso and with the same boulevard name. According to the map, the area stretch from Southbeach area near Oracle Park to Pier 39. Looking at the map, of course the area is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Embarcadero is a multi faceted attraction and experience to be thoroughly enjoyed. Lots of people, the Ferry Building, the waterfront, markets and of course the Bay. Highly recommend taking at least part of your day to enjoy this.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean space, a lot of people but so worth the stop. I love that they have bike rentals everywhere to hop on one. People were friendly

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Karla R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other than finding a parking space - tough in this part of the city, - this is my favorite place for a stroll. Start at the baseball park and walk towards Fisherman Wharf or vice versa. Take the old retro buses back on the return....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Embarcadero is nice for a walk or bike ride. It's very relaxing, especially once tourist season is over and it's less crowded. Plenty of places to stop and grab a bite to eat. A word of caution: if you park anywhere near Embarcadero, be...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John_r_in_sf
Reviewed 4 September 2019

The Embarcadero, along the city’s eastern shoreline, is home to several waterfront attractions. With its iconic clock tower, the Ferry Building is a major food lover's draw, featuring restaurants, plus gourmet shops and a popular farmers' market. A series of piers offers ferries to Alcatraz...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

A fun trip to try new foods, dessert treats, and food options on the water. We love a great market experience. You can easily walk up the wharf when done. If you’re short on time, this is something you can easily skip.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kristensonsma
Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

The is a great way to get around the harbour area. Very quick from point A to B. Took us from pier 39 (I think) to downtown and back. The cars are old fashioned and very cool.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 July 2019

Just walking the embarcadero you feel the energy of the city. There's much to do in either direction - restaurants, hotels and at the west end of Embarcadero, you reach Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, ferry rides, et al. A must!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ngsab
Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

Stroller down the Embarcadero beginning at Pier 39 to the Ferry Marketplace. It’s really nice, especially when the weather’s exceptional. Take your time, pop in to as many of the shops you’ll come across, that you’d like and enjoy!

Date of experience: April 2019
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filer
20 April 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
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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
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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
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