The Embarcadero San Francisco is the choicest place to visit in the beautiful city. This location is San Francisco’s destination extraordinaire that shows of all of what the city is truly about. Culture is evident with a wide presence of almost every nationality known on the Planet. A large presence of Asian culture is alive and thriving in San Francisco’s Embarcadero district. The name “Embarcadero” in Spanish means,”Warf”. The Warf is exactly what this place is all about. Starting in the year 1860 this section of San Francisco saw the influx of prospectors seeking their fortune in the gold fields of the Nevada and Placer Hills. Fortune and the choice of pursuing a dream, often left the prospector seeking the enjoyment, of the many pleasures that San Francisco’s Embarcadero district could offer.
From Second Street and the intersection of King Street The Embarcadero district makes its way up under the megalithic Oakland Bay Bridge. This monstrosity of human architecture achievement is a site to behold. The Bridge is really a testament to what man really can accomplish. For a fantastic view the are shows of the Bay Area’s waterways like no other area of San Francisco. This Area is truly a must see part of the San Francisco site seeing tour. Imagine the many Piers like pier 1,1½,5 all these make up the Warf. In the beginning however, these piers didn’t exist. The Embarcadero sits on what’s known as reclaimed land. This is to say that the original coves and docks were much different from they are currently. Imagine the history of the Sea going vessels like the Star of India that once sailed and docked these waterways of this place. The tales of sea gong vessels and rich trade that came through this very area is what made California the Golden State.
The famous Pulitzer prize-winning Author Herb Caen once walked these very streets of this area. The Embarcadero has Rincon Park,Pier 39, The trolley station and almost every facet of hat makes San Francisco destination a must. Rincon Park famous in the Embarcadero district for its sculpture created by the two famous cultures Class Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen. The majestic culture is a statement of true passion. Seeing this sculpture that resembles Cupids Bow and arrow going through park is a real treat. Pier 39 is where it all began. Here the heart of this place is truly presented as the festive, sea-going, trade route orientated place of interest. This area will give the tourist the experience of a life time. Culture and the life of sea trade is still present on this very pier. Standing on Pier 39 will bring a feeling of being the Captain of a great sailing ship from years gone past.
The smells of the open bay, and the scents of fresh sea food will make any traveller want to taste of the treats offered here at the Embarcadero Pier 39. Crab, Lobster, Scallops, Fresh fish all find their selves prepared and offered to guests. Prices are very reasonable and freshness is of the very finest quality If you are an individual that enjoys sea food then your right at home in this destination full of the finest restaurants offered any where. Shops with every type of nautical treasure are placed in every corner and nook for the shopper who wishes to pack their bags with memories and treasures of the Embarcadero experience.
A visit to this place would not be complete without a visit to the Embarcadero Centre were a viewing centre sits atop for the tourist who wishes to see the sites like no other place on earth. Imagine that in the early 1900s the ports of the Embarcadero were considered the most busiest with foot traffic in the world, can you imagine that? Today the Embarcadero is still showing that it is still full of sites and experiences that can be had no other place in the World. Large skyscrapers dot the skyline of this area. Lavish amounts of art and sculptures are presented for the tourist. There is never any end to the experience of this tourist attractions. Each time a visitor returns there is something new to be seen in the Embarcadero district.
- $10 million upgrade extends Embarcadero promenade into heart of wharf
- …green light for the Golden State Warriors to move forward in the planning process for their $1 billion waterfront arena project.