Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

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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 trip planner .
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  • Tourist spot for sure, but you'll kick yourself if you don't check it out. A myriad of bars, shops and restaurants; no matter what you're seeking there's a strong possibility you'll find it here. Yes,...  more »
  • Huge Boardwalk. Numerous shops (cheap) and restaurants. Go with patience to ride you can reach the other dhow docks where several tours. Restaurants and snack bars serve giant crabs. I believe that an afternoon to know everything is ...
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  • The Wharf is part of what I would call the Pier 39! The wharf has a museum/exhibition in the United States Navy (paid), has some street artists and the wharf has a kind of fresh seafood fair.
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