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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: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining, 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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Had great weather that day and was able to enjoy walking around this area for a few hours. Love the fresh food and all of the souvenir shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A must see,me when you go to SanFrancisco! It's like a wonderful street festival, you must have the fabulous Dungeness Crab, walk around, see the seals. Great views!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Its been a few years since I last visited Fisherman's Wharf....oh dear I think its now so commercial and not very special ..having said that my 17 yr old daughter enjoyed the Buzz...we ate at Bubba Gump which was over hyped and frankly not very good for the price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A great spot for tourists. Loved the seals! Many gift shops to look at ans plenty of places to eat, just don't buy any food from the pier while waiting to go to Alcatraz as it is very overpriced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I just love it. I take all my relatives and friends who are from out of town. It is a lot of fun, great views of the bay, food and souvenirs shops, there is something for everybody. My husband and me go there often, just for a nice relaxing afternoon. Some of my friends say that is a little bit... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had great weather that day and was able to enjoy walking around this area for a few hours. Love the fresh food and all of the souvenir shops.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Well may be this place is not for me. You could love this place but I just didn't find it to good. This place reminds me of Asian countries that sell food items outside on the roads and all the mosquitoes and dirts around. And the smell of fishes was a complete disaster to this place. I'm not too fan... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

After having delicious clam cowder on pier 39 we had to continue on to see what else was on offer. There was a huge selection of beautifully presented seafood. We had to have fresh crab and some delicious calimari. You have to sample the fresh seafood. It would be madness not to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Definitely a tourist spot. But it's easy to get caught up in it and how busy it is. The seals are definitely worth a look. Very cool that they live there so close to the city. Lots of souvenirs available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This attraction is a must see for anyone visiting the city by the bay. Some of the sidewalk vendors are hilarious with their numerous come-ons & trinkets they have for sale. Looking at all the artwork & photos is like going to a cosmo art show.The dungess crab cocktails are worth the high prices.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I didn't think much of fisherman's wharf. Not much to see there. Just your average touristy shops. We had an ok lunch at the Franciscan which is a great looking restaurant with a great view. Unless you had headed to Alcatraz or the war museum not much on offer.

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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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