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Address: Jefferson Street, Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-673-3530
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
Description: Historic Fisherman's Wharf is the classic San Francisco experience where...
Historic Fisherman's Wharf is the classic San Francisco experience where you will find a range of hotels, specialty restaurants, famous attractions, unique shops, breathtaking scenery and entertainment for the whole family.
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It is a tourist location but it still has its charm

This is the place for your out-of-town guests who want to visit SF. Many choices of good seafood restaurants. It has the hustle and bustle of the busy wharf and the sea smells... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Evans, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We were mostly thirsty and cold when we were there, so we shopped for hoodies, and then found a neat place that had live music and hung out until our time to go to Alcatraz.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Plenty of entertainment as well as gift and souvenir shops. Open-top busses, cruises and sightseeing. Well worth the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

If you are from UK then we have many similar place. But do visit this place as it is one of the attractions. Some things my be expensive but, isn't anywhere that the main tourist visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

But if you are tight on time or trying to balance other choices be aware that this is pretty much just a tourist draw with average restaurants (although Cod Mothers and Carmel pizza are both excellent) and a lot of souvenir shops. You can see the seals lazing about at Pier 39, go to Fisherman's wharf, grab a cold beer,... More 

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Aptos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Fisherman's Wharf is loaded with tourist traps. Go ahead and buy a sweatshirt if you forgot to allow for the weather. Pick up some sourdough at Boudin. Grab a few cheap trinkets and toys for the kiddies. But avoid the overpriced seafood restaurants, except for Scoma's and Alioto's, and above all, STAY OUT OF THE CAMERA SHOPS. You have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is the place for your out-of-town guests who want to visit SF. Many choices of good seafood restaurants. It has the hustle and bustle of the busy wharf and the sea smells are wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Did 2 visits here, in the morning just to look around (during the week, fairly quiet) and the other, on a Sunday to collect a bike. The whole area is dedicated to shopping/eating/going on boats trips/walking/cycling and you could never be bored. I choose to take a lunch time 1hr boat trip round the bay which was a great way... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you stop at Pier 39 to see the Sea Lions, you'll probably have a look at Fisherman's Wharf next door. It's very touristy - with average restaurants and souvenir shops. Much better places to see elsewhere in the city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Can't go to San Fran without checking out what all the wharf has to offer and it didn't disappoint. Water..views..food and fun all wrapped up in one place the hard part is picking where you are going to eat

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

There are all kinds of specialty shops and restaurants but the highlight for me was the sea lions on the docks and barges. They were clowning and laying all over the place. I could sit there for hours watching them.

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Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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