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The Embarcadero, San Francisco

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The Embarcadero is the eastern waterfront and roadway of the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, along San Francisco Bay, constructed atop an engineered seawall on reclaimed land. It derives its name from the Spanish verb embarcar, meaning "to embark"; embarcadero itself means "the place to embark". The Central Embarcadero Piers Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 2002.The Embarcadero right-of-way begins at the intersection of Second and King Streets near AT&T Park, and travels north, passing under the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. The Embarcadero continues north past the Ferry Building at Market Street, Fisherman's Wharf, and Pier 39, before ending at Pier 45. A section of The Embarcadero which ran between Folsom Street and Drumm Street was formerly known as East Street. The sidewalk along the waterfront between China Basin and Fisherman's Wharf was named "Herb Caen Way..." after the death of celebrated local columnist Herb Caen in 1997. The three dots, or ellipsis, deliberately are included in honor of columnist Herb Caen's Pulitzer Prize winning writing style.
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  • The Embarcadero is the road that runs along all the piers in San Francisco from the Ferry Building until Fisherman's Wharf and the best thing is to just walk along it to ensure the waterfront and fres...  more »
  • We took an Uber to the pier area and spent several hours on Embarcadero. We walked the entire length of it as well. Lots of shops and other things to do along the way.  more »
  • at the Embarcadero, are good bars and restaurants ... public a little more select than at Pier 39. higher prices, but with quality idem ... recommend the Waterbar.
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