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This is a really nice, long, easy walk ☺️

A lot of sight seeing.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice connecting area to other parks in the area!

hiking
1 month ago

Good view of Alcatraz Island from the pier!

Long but lots to see

Awesome... I've walked all the embarcadero many times. I use to work some at pier 23 and later at pier 51. A pleasure to walk any of it.

5 months ago

Nice city stroll with bay views

5 months ago

Nice area. Pretty walk

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful views of the bay. Not extremely crowded as most of the tourists don't make it this far from the wharf. Part of the pier is barricaded off due to the deterioration of the railing. Second half is a nice stroll on a paved path through some interesting trees.

Walked it about 9 p.m. A few of the restaurants and bars were still open, but most shops and other tourists had called it a night. I did see a couple of large rats that looked to have a nest under the sidewalk near the beach.

walking
Thursday, May 04, 2017

There's a detour at the Wharf due to construction, so you have to walk through a park instead. A bit disappointing hearing the rush of water behind the construction fence and knowing you can't walk there, but a decent walk nonetheless. I started at sundown so most of the walk was at night-- it was well lit and safe, and perfect temperature to walk in without getting overheated.

walking
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Walk on the North (water) side of Embarcadero and you can walk unimpeded by traffic lights. You can still catch a few glimpses of Fisherman's Wharf in between the tourist traps. Beautiful views of the Bay, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and Telegraph Hill

Touristy, but fun to walk and stop in the shops for souvenirs or delicious food.

More of a touristy walk but interesting!

walking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

This area had a bunch of runners and cyclists in it as well as locals. It's within walking distance of the major attractions at the piers. It also has a little beach area where you could get in the bay.

hiking
Friday, May 27, 2016

It was pretty and an easy urban hike.

walking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Go early to miss the crowds, but if people watching is your thing, it's gold

Plenty of people watching and can be very crowded. Overall a nice place to walk.

This is a must-see for SF. Great little touristy walk to just have fun with.

walking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

There are many shops here. Go see the sea lions at one of the piers, can't think of the exact one off hand, and fight the crowds. Or at least fight them in June. The weather will be a lot cooler than you would think so if you are cold-natured, bring a light jacket.

walking
Friday, August 07, 2015

I'm a native so I pretty much don't visit the tourist spots unless I'm showing company the city. Yet, it's an SF must see. There's been a trend of casualizing the area. The Franciscan used to be a place to dress up to...as was ASabella's which is now an Applebees. Nothing wrong with that, but the area is changing.

on Marina Green

walking
Friday, August 07, 2015

Yes, a lovely area. I used to play volleyball near it. On the edge of the green.

on Fort Mason

walking
Friday, August 07, 2015

I went when I was a kid on a school field trip and it's an endurance thing.

walking
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Great place to spend a few hours or most of the day.

hiking
Thursday, August 08, 2013

Great place to go. Not to sure how it is considered a trail, but great place to go to

scenic driving
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Tourist area with great views. Plenty of places to go, and hotels to choose from.

walking
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

I generally don't like urban trails, but who could dislike the San Fancisco Bay? I was even sick when I walked this, and I still liked it. The SF waterfront and all the urban and marine scenes made this a truly memorable walk. Remember, if you want to make a side trip to Alcatraz, it is very popular, and the tours require reservations.

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