Since the 1920s, San Francisco’s fog-swathed Embarcadero has been a waterfront gateway to some of the most idyllic neighborhoods in the “City by the Bay.” If this 3-mile seawall could talk, you’d hear tales of fish tossed between market stalls, sailors strengthening their land legs, and ambitious mavens on their way to work in the nearby Financial District. Today, you’ll find remnants of that illustrious past mixed in with exquisite modern construction. Move seamlessly from the vintage Ferry Building to the stunning Exploratorium when you stay in Embarcadero hotels.
While the Embarcadero is small in square footage, you’ll find plenty ways to while away your time. Begin your adventure with day of discovery at the Exploratorium, an interactive science center for inquisitive minds of all ages— no, traveler, you aren’t the only one contemplating the meaning of the universe.
Glide to the north side of the waterfront, indulge in the catch of the day on a sourdough roll, then follow the rich scent of gourmet chocolates to historic Ghirardelli Square near Fisherman’s Wharf. Speaking of following fresh scents, lean into the flower-lined curves of Lombard Street with one of our Embarcadero car rentals. You haven’t been to San Francisco until you’ve navigated the eight hairpin turns of “the World’s Crookedest Street” from the driver’s seat.
As you wander through the northern side of town, stop for a quiet moment on the top of Russian Hill to watch the sun set over the Golden Gate Bridge. Rest up for another blissful day by the Bay in one of the best hotels near Embarcadero. Next up, shopping for paper lanterns in Chinatown…
Book hotels in Embarcadero with Travelocity and start planning your California getaway. You’ll want to see, taste, and explore more of the city, so reserve hotels in San Francisco’s other districts right here and float in on the morning mist.