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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I remember watching the fishing boats long ago. Now the place a good place to wander to see the sights of fish and seafood. more »
Glad that we had the chance to see the iconic wharf. In many ways, I personally found Pier 39 more fun, but this was interesting nonetheless. The two attractions are within easy walking distance of.... more »
Nice to walk at the wharf. Lots of restaurants and shops. I am sure most businesses now have reopened. more »
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