The Embarcadero, San Francisco

The Embarcadero is the eastern waterfront and roadway of the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, along San Francisco Bay. It was constructed on reclaimed land along a three mile long engineered seawall, from which piers extend into the bay. 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, Pier 39, and Fisherman's Wharf, before ending at Pier 45. A section of The Embarcadero which ran between Folsom Street and Drumm Street was formerly known as East Street.
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  • The Embarcadero is the main road that runs it's way along San Francisco's East and (a bit of the North) waterfront. This runs from near the Ferry Building Market all the way past Pier 39 and Fisherman...  more »
  • It's a very long walk from one end to the other with lots of different things to see and do (and I mean a LOT). Good to go for a stroll but probably only in short sections. We went between the Ferry B...  more »
  • Coming out of Fisherman's Wharf, walked eastward by Embarcadero, which is full of Palm trees whose name comes from the Spanish and Portuguese verb "embark". Along the way you pass by several piers, bars, place where the ferry to Alcatraz-worth a visit too.
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