Walks Along The Embarcadero
The beginning of the 3 mile stretch of The Embarcadero is near our house so we love to go for walks there. For those of you that aren't from here, the Embarcadero is a street and walkway that runs along the east side waterfront of the city. The views are amazing even on a foggy day. Towards one side you see the water and the Bay Bridge and to the other side you see the city. As you walk along the street you can see the downtown area, the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit tower.
I like walking along the Embarcadero because the walkways are wide and clean and perfect for Atlas to run around. There are Piers he can run down and parks we stop at. He loves to chase birds and look at the water. I usually see a lot of locals jogging or biking along the path as well and others just sitting to enjoy the water views.
We usually stop at Rincon Park where the Cupid's Span sculpture is. I've seen older kids use the sculpture as a slide but Atlas is way too small for that. We like to sit on the grass or run up and down the small hill.
Right after this is the Ferry Building where we always stop for breakfast or a snack and coffee! (I'm doing a separate post with more detail on the Ferry Building next week. It's full of shops and restaurants that we love.)
Once we get to the Ferry Building we have walked a mile from our house so we turn around and head back. We don't usually walk the full 3 miles of the Embarcadero but if you are up for it there's tons to see and do.
Past the Ferry Building you will find the Exploratorium, Alcatraz landing and Pier 39. There are also tons of restaurants along the blvd so you have plenty of options to stop and enjoy. Some of our favorites with kids are; The Slanted Door, Gott's Roadside and Pier 23 Cafe. Some to try without kids are Coqueta and Chaya Brasserie.
If you plan on visiting San Francisco I definitely recommend a walk along Embarcadero. If you live here, I'm sure you alredy know about it and we will probably see you there!