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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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  • Nodules on the sea along the downtown San Francisco (market Street) with its Jetty area. Restaurants and shops will quite moved into the Hyatt Regency and four Embarcadero Center. Between the building and the ferry building green, here the landscape is like personally.
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  • If you can't find a store here it doesn't exist. There are so many buildings and floors of stores it can get confusing. There are a lot of restaurants to hang out in for a bite to eat also. Spend the ...  read more »
  • This is a must see road way. Runs along the waterfront by the piers, trolley's buses, people and bikers, all use it. Very nice but long walk a mile or two that we did 
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