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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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Great place to shop

Did most of my shopping from , there is a nice place to sit and have beer,and we reached it by tram that was great gives you a mini roller coaster like ride

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Cottonwood, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

While it remains a "must-see" for every visitor to the City by the Bay, it's really pretty much a tourist trap, with an abundance of homeless folk. That being said, there is some great seafood available there. Clam Chowder, dungeness crab, sourdough bread, etc. It's also a fun place to people-watch. Ride the cable cars, take the ferry out to... More 

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Aligarh, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Did most of my shopping from , there is a nice place to sit and have beer,and we reached it by tram that was great gives you a mini roller coaster like ride

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Istanbul
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely place with lots of locals and tourists. Lots of souvenir shops and restaurants. It is a paradise place for seafood lovers. Fresh from the ocean.

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Lake Forest, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I finally figured out there is no need to go to Fisherman's wharf when in San Francisco....although I do love the cable car ride and love the Irish Whiskey at Buena Vista. I won't be going back again. Nothing changes, there are so many people...it is dirty. With so many great eateries in the heart of the city, I don't... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent clam chowder in a bread bowl. Set outside and listened to street performers. Perfect spot for people watching.

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Tucson, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Fisherman's wharf is an eclectic little place that is great for an afternoon of eating and people watching. There are so many things to see, tons of shops, and a lot of street performers.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Came here for lunch - food was great super fresh. So many places to choose from. Bf and i ate one of the best lobster sandwiches here :)

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you're just busting to visit Starbucks, the Gap, or any of dozens of other franchised, homogenized McBusinesses, then come on down. They can't take away the remarkable views of the Bay, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge, but other than that, Fisherman's Wharf is pretty much identical to your local shopping mall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a hotel just 2 blocks from the Wharf so we spent almost a whole week down there. There are a ton of shops and restaurants, pretty much something for everyone. The Aquarium of the Bay and the Exploritorium as well are Pier 39 are all on the Wharf. We liked just going down and walking around. The... More 

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Milford, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Windy, a little chilly, but a lot to look at and very photogenic. People watching all enjoying the day, a beautiful view of Alcatraz , however there did seem to be quite a lot of beggar s around, ( not sure if they are homeless ) . Felt safe and enjoyed taking pictures, take a walk it's very enjoyable.

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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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