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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  • A very happening and busy place. Spent about 1 hour to walk around. Hard to get a car park by the road.  more »
  • The area is very touristy and full of people but definitely worth the pen spend a few hours. Nice long pier with view of Alcatraz. Get there well also on foot from downtown or you can use a Cable Car line, although you may need to do a bit of tail. The place is full of small shops and restaurants. To eat more, quite pricey and no big deal, just a few hundred metres away is better. The stores can be helpful for acquisitions of souvrenir and various memories, there are really interesting.
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  • I enjoyed all the hustle and bustle of fisherman’s wharf. There are lots of shops and tons of places to eat. The downside is you pay more because it is fisherman’s wharf. I found a fruit market there ...  more »
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