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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 stretch along the sea between the old Harbour Station (which now houses shops and a market) and Pier 39, one can understand under the name of Embarcadero. Numerous attractions, locations, points of departure.
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  • If you are a runner, this is the wonderful promenade from Center City to the At&T Stadium which is a beautiful outdoor area. Palm trees adorn the way on the waterfront. Perfect 4 mile-ish morning run....  more »
  • Great walk along the waterfront. There are musicians, sea lions, buskers, restaurants, cruise ships, cable cars, ubers, taxis, gardens..... lots of fun to pass your time on a vacation in San Francisco...  more »