Are you a people watcher or a lover of walking? Then the Embarcadero is a perfect place to venture out.
Stretching from the intersection of 2nd and King streets near the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco Giant's AT&T Park to Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf, this waterfront roadway is a direct line to the best of San Francisco.
You'll feel as if you've stumbled upon something special.
Besides passing the AT&T Ballpark, you'll see the Embarcadero Center… Cupid's Span… the Ferry Building… Pier 39… Pier 14… the Bay Bridge… and more.
Imagine being captivated by all the ferries… sailboats… cruise liners… and even cargo ships that pass through the San Francisco's bay waters each and every day.
The cooling bay breeze makes this the perfect place to snuggle up with your romantic date… or layer up for a fun excursion.
Catch a bite to eat at the assorted array of top rated restaurants lining the piers. And taste the freshest ingredients showcased by local farmers of the area.
If you're lucky, you may even get a chance to watch one of the many special events that take place here from time-to-time such as… America's Cup… multiple marathons… charitable fundraisers and more.
The Waterfront is recognized as a historic district and proudly showcased as one of San Francisco's finest attractions.
The right-of-way begins at the intersection of Second and King Streets near AT&T Park… then travels north, passing under the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge.
It continues north past the Ferry Building at Market Street, Fisherman's Wharf, and Pier 39, before ending at Pier 45.
The Center consists of four 30 to 45 story buildings and the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, located between the Ferry Building and the foot of Market Street.
A variety of retail stores, eateries, and offices. You might even stumble onto an art fair going on.
The complex includes five tall office towers, two hotels, and retail space on three interconnected levels with more than 120 shops and restaurants.
The shops are busy on week days, when office workers are there… but most are closed or very quiet on the weekends.
Two large outdoor plazas with some shopping, the Plaza and Justin Herman Plaza, also serve as parks along Embarcadero Street.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel Atrium is a visitor attraction all in itself.
The 4 star Hyatt-Regency Hotel within the Center has a beautiful 17 story atrium well worth visiting. This is a good place to start your tour of Embarcadero Center.
You can get a cup of excellent coffee at Blue Bottle Coffee, find gourmet snacks, or eat a full sit-down meal at places like… the Slanted Door or Hog Island Oyster Company.
Levi’s Plaza Park, located at 1270 Battery Street, is a relaxing little corporate park where you can go and unwind for a while.
Levi Strauss Plaza, across the street, faces Levi Strauss & Company’s corporate headquarters at 1155 Battery Street.
Levi's main lobby - is a small visitor center showcasing the history where the original blue jeans - patented 1873 - along with a display of current products.
Walk over to two nearby restaurants - Il Fornaio and the Fog City Diner, both on Battery Street - if you're looking for a place to get a bite to eat. There's nice outside seating at each location.
Fog City Diner is a landmark with the look & feel of a 1930’s railroad club diner car.
The park area is known as a little oasis and is one of the best places to have lunch while you're in the neighborhood.
Walking around baseball park at the southern end of the park is fun.
Swing by the Willie McCovey Cove to get a glimpse of where Barry Bonds hit 35 home runs that “splashed” into the Bay.
If the Giants are playing a game… go inside and enjoy baseball at one of the most sensational ball parks in the world.
On off days… when no games are being played… you might still get inside the stadium … via behind-the-scene public tours… or the free San Francisco Giants Children's Play Area.
This neighborhood in San Francisco is something many folks never see or even hear about.
And we’ve only touched on a few places to explore.
There’s still much, much more to discover. And we don’t want to give away all the secrets.
So what do you say… let’s head down to San Francisco's waterfront and see for ourselves. Okay?