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Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

(3.4/5 based on 12,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Fisherman's Wharf a part of your San Francisco vacation plans using our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.
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  • When compared to Pier 39, the wharf area is looking a bit dated and has loads of souvenir shops. There is lots to see but it just feels a little bit run down.  more »
  • Tony, the executive chef handed over a 6 pound lobster to use in an photo op with a ten year old. A picture we will remember forever.  more »
  • If you've been to Pike Market in Seattle (we were on the same trip), you will be let down here...not as lively as Pike Market and lots of homeless people around. Thought the boat and submarine you can...  more »