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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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  • This is the place or get the ferry is a ferry terminal which is occupied by very interesting shops for food a very good Baker and e very nice restaurants but especially come to market you degusterez of delicious sandwiches and you can supply you of succulent products
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  • We walked from our hotel near the Bay Bridge down to Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf...a long stroll along the Embarcadero. We saw just about everything: folks dressed up in animal costumes, folks not dress...  more »
  • It was cold, windy, and many of the shops were closed. It is either touristy or very expensive. But, we did it. Check