San Francisco - The Embarcadero St and East Piers

The Embarcadero St and East Piers

The Embarcadero boulevard runs all along the bay waterfront, from Oracle Park, pass below the Bay Bridge, passing the Ferry Building, Pier 39 and all the way to it ends at Pier 45.

Here you can have long walks/run along the bay waterfront without the need to cross any street.

There are many things to do along this street and in the nearby neighborhoods.


Rincon Park

Waterfront Park with “under” the Bay Bridge views. In 2002, a huge sculpture of Cupid's bow and arrow has decorated the park.


Ferry Building

The Ferry Building (1898) located at the point where Market Street reaching the Bay is a beautiful large building with 245 feet tall clock tower.

This, more than a 100-year-old building, was the main San Francisco ferry terminal and today is a home for a large food and shops market. During weekends you will find in front of the building a Farmers and Art Markets. It is excellent location to take a coffee or something light to eat and find a bench near the waterfront.

From here you will see the view of the beautiful Bay Bridge with ships that are passing below, Treasure Island in the middle of the bay and Oakland on the other far side of the bay.

The Blue and Gold Line runs ferries from here to Sausalito, Oakland, Alameda, Vallejo and Larkspur.


From the Ferry Building you can walk on Market St to the downtown or you can walk north on Embarcadero St. along the bay in the direction of Pier 39.


Pier 7 Vista

Pier 7 is located 1/3 of a mile north of Ferry Building. Without any buildings or ships around it has view all directions, both to the bay and if you look back to the city center.

This is a great place to relax and seat on one of the benches and just enjoy the view.

If you look back into the city from the far end of the pier you will see Transamerica Pyramid aligned with the pier direction.



The Exploratorium is a museum of science, technology, and arts. This unique museum will teach you things in interactive ways that makes this as a perfect family activity, overall educational and fun experience.

Although it was design to educate young visitors it's a great attraction for all ages.

the visit here can easily consume few hours, if you have the time, I highly recommend visiting this museum.


After your Exploratorium visit you can go up to Coit Tower, walk to Alcatraz Tours 33 pier or keep walking on Embarcadero St. all the way north to Pier 39.


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