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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“ferry building” (129 reviews)
“bay bridge” (57 reviews)
Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111
Financial District
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an expansive walkway along the waterfront with many things to see and do along the way. It is great for just walking or jogging as well.

Thank 1zane1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have pointed out - not sure why this is even a Trip Advisor listing. This area is three miles long - maybe longer - and stretches from Fisherman's Wharf to near AT&T Park. There used to be a freeway here (eyesore) and was...More

Thank vb22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Embarcadero is long. It goes from Fishman's Wharf to ATT Park. If you walk along the bay side the sidewalks are very wide and very good for walking. There are many things to see and beautiful views, downtown and the Bay Bridge included. You...More

Thank Cincin2100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is just a street. Not sure what all the hype is about. The electric bus goes pass this on the way to and from Castro and the ferry or wharf.

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked part of the Embarcadero walkway on a warm sunny Saturday afternoon. We also took a taxi as the distance can be daunting in the heat. Traffic was heavy, speed was city regulated and there was a police presence. Streetcars are available.

Thank R8506AOlindam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice street but it is just a street. Lots of people around and a few street artists so a good place for a bit of people watching (around Pier 39). Nice place for a walk on a nice day but the further you go to...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I really liked this area as we chose to come to SF from Burlingame on a daily basis, in order to park near the piers, however expensive the parking there can be (we paid 45 dollars one day!!!! for the whole day). The area is...More

Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We visited the Embarcadero during the last week end to witness the Naval Show, flypast by military aircraft and also to relax. It is a multi facility tourist center with all facilities and amenities and also offer a good view of the bay . The...More

Thank harikn
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a very nice walking route. Lots of people jogging too! The area is very clean and there is ample room for people travelling in both directions to exist in the space. There are various attractions along the way, as well as landscaped areas,...More

Thank Sunshinecop67
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Take a walk along the Embarcadero. You can see lots of joggers and runners zooming by. The view of the water is beautiful. There is plenty of restaurants and cafes with outdoor seating. Enjoy!

Thank S S
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
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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
5 November 2016|
Response from seetheworld2014 | 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
24 August 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