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Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

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Pier / Boardwalk · Scenic Walking Area
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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.
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  • No need to visit this place until the car break-in issue is solved ... unless you want to repeat the same mistake I made with a broken window and a stolen luggage even in the trunk. Most tourist... 
    No need to visit this place until the car break-in issue is solved ... unless you want to repeat the same mistake I made with a broken window and a stolen luggage even in the trunk. Most tourist...  more »
  • It was a very busy area while we were here, but it was worth taking the time to see it. It had several photogenic areas 
    It was a very busy area while we were here, but it was worth taking the time to see it. It had several photogenic areas  more »
  • This is the main tourist centre for the city. The tours of the bay all leave from here and there is an abundance of shops and restaurants - well worth a visit! 
    This is the main tourist centre for the city. The tours of the bay all leave from here and there is an abundance of shops and restaurants - well worth a visit!  more »

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