"The best public viewing locations are the wide sidewalks that run on both sides of The Embarcadero between Mission and Howard Streets. The pyrotechnics can also be viewed along The Embarcadero in the vicinity of Washington Street and Justin Herman Plaza. There is zero tolerance for alcohol at this family friendly event. And remember Muni rides are free from 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 until 6 a.m. on Jan. 1."
Some really great views of the city and fireworks can be seen from:
See all the events happening on New Year's Eve in San Francisco here: