The Embarcadero

The Embarcadero, San Francisco: Address, Phone Number, The Embarcadero Reviews: 4.5/5

The Embarcadero
4.5
Neighbourhoods • Piers & Boardwalks
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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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blonnka
Winter Garden, FL156 contributions
Sep 2021
Clean, safe, a lovely walk. We particularly liked the skateboard exhibit on the street, a structure built completely of skateboards, and had instructions inside on skateboard skills.
Written 20 September 2021
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AndreaUbok
Florida2,678 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 13 June 2021
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gsgman777
Columbia, IL355 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 9 June 2021
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Kittygal
Los Angeles, CA6,797 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
When I recently re-watched "Bullitt" on TV, I knew my upcoming visit to SF---my first post-Covid---would include a wander around here.

During my grad school days, the freeway still skirted the area but the past decades if new development have really made the area shine. I love the venerable old Ferry Building as much as the gleaming new buildings. It's the perfect spot for a stroll, a bite to eat, a ferry to catch, or all three---and more!
Written 15 April 2021
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mini
Fremont, CA1,38,549 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 17 August 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,857 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 15 June 2020
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neil102
Astoria, NY6,877 contributions
May 2019
I always wanted to see this area of San Francisco after Embaracadero was featured in so many movies. Well worth a visit if you have time,
Written 2 April 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 9 March 2020
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MichaelMc777
Sunnyvale, CA4,598 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 7 February 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA1,38,549 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 4 January 2020
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