The Embarcadero
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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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,744 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is the traditional waterfront where the port has always been. The industrial port is gone, the ocean going ships are gone, except for a few cruise ships So the piers are being recycled with new uses, mostly recreation and everyone takes advantage. This area is now of the be best places to take a long walk as the views of the Bay, the Bridge and the City are superb. Some places along the way to rest or to eat.
Written 26 December 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Embarcadero is a perfect place on the waterfront either during the day or night. Loads of pier’s bars and restaurants. Walk, run or cycle. Fun!
Written 6 October 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a long promenade with countless piers.
While it IS possible to walk along the entire road, it's not particularly interesting, other than a relatively small touristy area.
Written 15 May 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,429 contributions
Oct 2022
The Embarcadero is both the street and the area of downtown that runs along the harbor from Fisherman's Wharf to the Ferry Building. It makes for a nice walk with many scenic views of the Bay, Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Alternatively, you can ride on the historic street cars that travel along the road. From here you can catch a tour of Alcatraz or catch a ferry over to quaint Sausalito. There are a number of restaurants along here offering tables with views of the water. There is also the science museum, Exploratorium, an Aquarium at Pier 39 or you can hike up to nearby Coit Tower for some amazing views of the city.
Written 8 May 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,744 contributions
Dec 2022
It's hard to beat this stroll, especially if you head south from Market Street. Lots of views of the Bay and the Bay Bridge, some terrific outdoor art, views of modern architecture. The promenade is wide so there is a lot of room for everyone. And eventually you end up at the Ball Park. Fun.
Written 27 December 2022
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,311 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Don't just cross it, visit it. As a tourist/visitor in San Francisco, you will most likely pass or cross this street. Whether visiting the Piers, bars, restaurants, Alcatraz or any of the other many attractions around, I recommend you take a pause and appreciate the crowded beautiful bustling of this street during the day/early evening. Tip: Mind your belongings, as tourist crowds can hide pick pockets.
Written 31 July 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,744 contributions
Jul 2022
This is a terrific place to take a long walk to enjoy the views of the Bay and the bridges, plus lots of the downtown skyline. You can go all the way to the ball park. It is very popular so you will see crowds along the way. There are a few places to eat and drink.
Written 21 July 2022
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Willie S
14 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We visited in July, sunny days but little cold. Beatiful views and we took ferry to Hammond. Price 4.50 single ride. Not much to see at destiny, but trip has beautiful view and service was awsome.
Written 16 July 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This is an excellent place to relax and walk, jog or just enjoy everything around you including people watching . Recommended.
Written 10 April 2022
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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 6 March 2022
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