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Embarcadero
Acting as both the waterfront and major road along the eastern edge of San Francisco, the Embarcadero stretches from Fisherman’s Wharf to South Beach, passing through some of the city’s most popular destinations. It attracts visitors and locals with its restaurants, bars, hotels, tourist attractions, event spaces, bay cruises and ferries, and a wide pathway for walkers and joggers.
 
The Basics
You’ll likely find yourself on the Embarcadero at some point during your stay in San Francisco, whether you’re watching the sea lions at Pier 39, hopping on an Alcatraz ferry at Pier 33, visiting the Exploratorium at Pier 15, catching a ferry to Sausalito at the Ferry Building, or taking in a Giants baseball game at AT&T Park. See it from above on a helicopter flight, or explore on two wheels with a bike or Segway tour.
 
The Central Embarcadero Piers Historic District, which consists of piers 1, 1 1/2, 3, and 5, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Embarcadero is 3 miles (4.6 kilometers) long, so wear comfortable shoes if you’re planning to walk it.
  • It’s a busy road, with both vehicle traffic and streetcars, so only cross at designated crosswalks.
  • Starting at the Ferry Building, odd-numbered piers run north to Fisherman’s Wharf and even-numbered piers run south to South Beach.
 
How to Get There
The MUNI light rail system runs along Market Street to the Embarcadero, as well as along the southern portion of the Embarcadero itself. If you’re taking the BART, get off at the Embarcadero station. Paid parking lots and metered street parking are available all along the Embarcadero.
 
When to Get There
Enthusiastic photographers will want to go at sunrise for shots of the sun rising over the bay, while those who want to eat and shop should wait until late morning. Waterfront bars and restaurants near downtown get lively during happy hour—a fun time to mingle with locals. Fourth of July fireworks take place near Fisherman’s Wharf, and an ice skating rink operates at the Embarcadero Center during the holidays.
 
Ferry Building
In the center of the Embarcadero, across from where Market Street ends at the Embarcadero Plaza, the Ferry Building Marketplace is a haven of gourmet goodies and views of San Francisco Bay. Taste your way through the historical building, from cheese and bread to oysters, wine, coffee, and ice cream, or try your luck at getting a table at the Slanted Door, a popular Vietnamese restaurant.
Address: The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA, USA
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Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

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Explore San Francisco on a small-group full-day tour that covers top attractions including Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Get great views of the San Francisco Bay Area during the short ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you then take a self-guided audio tour of the infamous prison. Return to shore for your bus tour of destinations such as Nob Hill, the Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, the Mission, and Golden Gate Park. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

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Tour San Francisco's Ferry Building Marketplace with a culinary expert guide and sample many products from artisan and local food purveyors. Then visit the former maximum-security prison, Alcatraz, to shed light on the history-packed location during this full-day excursion in San Francisco.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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Private Group Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco 3 Hours of Fun

Private Group Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco 3 Hours of Fun

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See beautiful San Francisco by Segway on this 3-hour private tour. This route is only available on the private tour. The extended route includes the best of the Waterfront, North Beach and the Advanced Hills Tour in one incredible experience. A local guide will lead the way, providing fun and insightful commentary as you discover San Francisco on two wheels.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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Ultimate San Francisco Self-Driving Audio Tour

Ultimate San Francisco Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Explore all that San Francisco has to offer, from the twists and turns of Lombard Street, through the bustling streets of Chinatown, and to the top of Telegraph Hill! This comprehensive self-guided audio tour of San Francisco covers everything from the Painted Ladies to the Golden Gate Bridge. This self-guided driving tour allows you to explore San Francisco with maximum flexibility and value. Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience. Recommended: purchase one tour per vehicle. Everyone can listen at the same time! This tour doesn’t include entrance to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules before your visit.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$8.00
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San Francisco Tech Walking Tour - Small Group

San Francisco Tech Walking Tour - Small Group

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Find out how San Francisco became the tech capital of the world! Why did everything start here? What is the secret recipe for success that everyone comes to learn? This tour will take you on a 2-hour journey through the Financial District of San Francisco. All of these questions and many more will be answered and you’ll be able to feel the startup spirit as we walk through the city. We will talk about the people that came here as college dropouts, made it big and are changing the world today.
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  • 2 hours
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All-Day Union Square Bike Rental

All-Day Union Square Bike Rental

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Driving around San Francisco can be hard with the city’s busy traffic and hard-to-find parking spaces. Opt to explore the city by bike instead with this Union Square bike rental package. Along with your bike, you’ll get a helmet, lock, water-bottle holder, and map to make your experience one of the best. Plus, your trip will be catered around what you want to do and your own time.
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  • 1 to 10 hours
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$32.00
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Private San Francisco Urban Adventure Tour

Private San Francisco Urban Adventure Tour

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There’s plenty to see on the streets of San Francisco, and this half-day ‘safari’ through the wilds of SF makes sure you experience it all. The San Francisco Urban Adventure is a four-hour expedition that takes place in your own custom, open-air game-viewing vehicle. Wind through the city streets on a hunt for the best hidden gems and well-known attractions. You’ll track colorful murals and film locations, meander down alleyways and keep an eye out for historic architectural sites on this fun, good-humored tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Alcatraz

2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Alcatraz

Alcatraz Island Visit 3 great bus tours on one value ticket! Official City Tour + Sausalito Tour + Night Tour. FREE Madame Tussauds entrance ticket included. FREE Walking Tour included. Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off usage for 48 hours. 24 Stops along the way. See all major sites of San Francisco. Explore the city at your own leisure. Major Highlights: Downtown San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf, the world famous Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Treasure Island, and much more.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$149.99
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Private 4-hour city tour of San Francisco with driver/guide with Hotel Pick Up

Private 4-hour city tour of San Francisco with driver/guide with Hotel Pick Up

Enjoy a private 4 hour tour with a professional and licensed driver-guide to get to know the best of San Francisco. From views of Alcatraz, to Golden Gate Bridge, to a stroll down Chinatown, a view of the famous Pier 39 and never missing out Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy the beautiful city of San Francisco. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$390.92
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Private 4-hour Walking Tour of San Francisco with official tour guide

Private 4-hour Walking Tour of San Francisco with official tour guide

Take 4 hours out of your busy schedule to enjoy a private walking tour of the most important highlights of San Francisco. We will arrange the meeting point at a centrally located meeting point and we will take you on this private tour. San Francisco is a unique and very famous city. Let us indulge you in this unique 2 hour experience to get to best of San Francisco that can be done walking. Amongst others, during your private walking tour you will enjoy: Queen Anne Hotel St Mary’s Cathedral Lafayette Park Painted Ladies Calvary Presbyterian Church Pacific Heights Golden Gate Bridge Mrs Doubtfire House Congregation Sherith Israel Cow Hollow Union Street - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 4 hours
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$344.01
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