Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

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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 trip planner .
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  • We were teenagers who wanted to see the sea lions... they really a lot... it was fun to see them pushing each other in small... beautiful water stop... There are also lots of souvenir shops
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  • much to look at. eat and drink are also available. small museum more in several buildings. as well as a great wine bar, where we were a lot.
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  • Best clam chowder and seafood in San Francisco. There are dozens of restaurants to pick from and food is reasonably priced at most. If you’re looking for something other than food though you won’t rea...  more »
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