Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

3.4
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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  • You definitely have to spend half a day to a day at Fisherman's Wharf; one of the nicer areas of San Francisco. There is, of course, the infamous Pier 39 and its Sealions (see my other reviews), and.....  more »
  • Totally a fun area to spend time whether you’re shopping for souvenirs, watching the seals at Pier 39 or eating! So much to see.  more »

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