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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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  • Busy place and central hub, loads shops and so many people. a place to go somewhere else. The west..watever shopping mall nearby was excellent as were the bus routes to visit other parts of the city. 
  • nice ride/tour to find shops and everything and anything. Very nice to do if you walk and you're in the neighborhood.
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  • Not much to say about this one, only it gets very busy in the late afternoon, so if you are trying to make an evening flight and want to travel this path, start early because you get hung up a lot in ...  more »