Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

3.4
Pier / Boardwalk · Neighborhood
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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  • Lots of restaurants and shops here at the Fisherman's Wharf. A must visit tourist attraction if you're visiting the San Francisco area. Great view of Alcatraz island from the pier. I had dinner at...  more »
  • The nightlife in this area is surreal. There are so many food places that smell so good, you will have no idea what to try first. It felt as if this place was just radiating happiness, not sure if it....  more »
  • Awesome experience, always a great family weekend getaway. Easy to locate dinning. Street performers and other artist showcasing their talents. Views of the bay and Alcatraz are beautiful...  more »

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