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Fisherman's Wharf

Jefferson Street, Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman's Wharf)
+1 415-673-3530
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As featured in 3 days in San Francisco
Ranked #67 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Yes, it is over-the-top touristy, although it has one or two high points.  Yet, for some reason, Fisherman's Wharf is San Francisco's most popular... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Salem, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very crowded, very dirty, very over hyped. Skip it and head to the Marina District or the Ferry Building instead.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Fisherman's,wharf is well worth a visit, a lovely atmosphere. We did the hop on hop off bus tour as well which was great value for money.

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Marlboro, New Jersey, USA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
53 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A beautiful area of SF on the bay looking out at Alcatraz with hundreds of restaurants and stores. You can walk the whole things... which is many miles... A nice visit on a sunny day.

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Civitanova Marche
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This attraction is a must. Many restaurants and stalls selling all types of seafood. My partner and I visited San Francisco in August 2014. He wanted to go down to Fisherman's Wharf, because he had experienced its fresh seafood many years ago and loved it. He said that I must eat their special crab. We went on a very cold... More

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Downey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You have to go Fisherman's wharf. So many places to eat ... you have everyhing you could ask for. There's something for everyone. Local seafood eateries, fast food, sit down restaurants ... take your pick. Parking is a pain though. Find a good lot. The structures are easiest ... there's a bunch on Beach. When you leave, get off Beach... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Luckily our hotel was at the bridge end of this awful heaving morass of people seemingly desperate to part with as much money as possible for the overpriced goods and services on offer. Even the usually polite USA customer service was absent as presumably not required. To be fair it is a tourist area and that's what you expect and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A must visit for every tourist like us!! Clam chowder overload!! I like the take away counter where you can just eat standing or at the benches nearby. We don't mind the people because we know that its a tourist attraction. We just enjoyed the vibe and the place. It could be an effort though if you will bring a... More

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Doha, Qatar
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A lively place which is packed with tourists. A lot of souvenirs shops around you can get a good bargain on most of the items. We could not walk much as tight on time, however parking was a challenge there! Good to take public transportation and spend couple of hours!

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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Visited here as a kid and thought it was great. Now I brought my kids here I wasn't as upbeat as when I was younger. Place looks a bit tired and the food just isn't what it used to be. There's certainly some great restaurants but there's too many rip off joints intermixed. Fun but everybody is looking to make... More

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Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Fisherman's Wharf is a great place to visit. Make sure you wear your walking shoes because you will do a lot of walking. You can find lots of places for shopping, eating and just people watching. The sea lions are fun to watch and you get a view of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge. If you get a chance,... More

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