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Embarcadero Center

Embarcadero Center
Embarcadero Center

© Stephen Colebourne

Reaching up to 571 feet, the Embarcadero Center's four towers proudly mark the city's landscape. They aren't simply skyscrapers, however. Combining offices with stores and eateries, the Embarcadero Center is the only complex of its kind in the city. But since the buildings are located in the financial district, those who do not work in the area often have no clue what they're missing. The Embarcadero Center even offers services, like tailors and a luxury day spa, and, since each building is connected by bridges, it doesn't take long to get from one to the other. You can jump from browsing at Papyrus to running on a treadmill at Club One in five minutes. Take some time to educate yourself at the SF JAZZ Store on the musical genre, and then grab a traditional Vietnamese sandwich from local vendor Saigon Deli Express next door.

If you're in the mood for something other than Williams-Sonoma silverware or Chevy's margaritas, reserve a night for a trip to the theater. The cinema is nationally ranked among independent and foreign language film theaters. Its five screens create an intimate experience that's also unique: the concession stand carries imported chocolates and garlic popcorn.

When you don't feel like traveling all over the downtown district to find something that suits your tastes, drop by the Embarcadero Center. It's a convenient urban classic, right by the dazzling bay.

Attraction Information

  • Hours:
  • Monday through Friday: 10am to 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
  • Metro Stop:
  • Muni trains J, K/T, L, M, N: exit at Embarcadero station
  • Muni streetcar F: exit at 1st and Market
  • Muni buses 1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 20, 21, 31, 41, 71
  • BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit): exit at Embarcadero station
  • Contact:
  • Location: From Battery to Drumm, between Sacramento and Clay
  • Phone: 415-772-0700
  • Website:
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