Encompassing the northern waterfront of San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf ranks as one of the city's top tourist attractions, packed with souvenir shops and seafood restaurants. Nearly 12 million visitors flock to this neighborhood each year, drawn by its museums, galleries, historical buildings, piers, and scenic vistas over the San Francisco Bay. For over a century the area served as the headquarters of the city's fishing fleet, which numbered nearly 500 vessels. Though the fleet's numbers dwindled over time, the remaining boats continue to supply some of the city's finest restaurants with fresh seafood. You can enjoy views of the bay from any number of restaurants, but try to explore other attractions as well, like the maritime museum, chocolate factory, and the infamous Alcatraz Island. To visit Fisherman's Wharf on your holiday in San Francisco, and find out what else San Francisco has to offer, use our San Francisco.
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Fisherman's Wharf Reviews
Couldn't have loved Fishermans Wharf more, the restaurants, street food, shops and bars were all excellent and not to mention Pier 39. We spent just over a week in San Francisco, based in Fishermans..... more »
This a good place to begin if you are a first-timer in San Francisco. You get a good sense of what the city is all about and how the history and culture arose. As most people want to see the Golden... more »
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