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Fisherman's Wharf

Jefferson Street, Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman's Wharf)
415-391-2000
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As featured in 3 days in San Francisco
Ranked #67 of 362 attractions in San Francisco
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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 »
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A lot of different restaurant and shops. For those who likes seafood/clam chowder this is the best destination. We went to Fisherman's wharf after our Hop on Hop off tour. Always full of tourist. This is the famous tourist destination. Love the food. There are also a lot of different shops. A must see destination for Food Lovers.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Lots of souvenier shops and LOTS of food options. Boudin bakery is located here to visit for some history and good food! Ghirardelli chocolate factory is a short walk away. So are the awesome views of Golden Gate Bridge! A good way to spend an afternoon.

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Spent the afternoon here walking around once day when i was out visiting my friend. Good luck trying to find a place to park. We drove around for a bit searching, finally we found one right on the main stretch. Standard boardwalk stuff. Seafood, souvenir shops, fast food, street performers. It was busy on the weeknight we went. You could... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

In this place, enjoying the fascinating views, you can see the sea lions and seagulls, enjoy what each pier serve, of different art, exhibitions, views, food. You can reach there walking or you may take the cable car for more excitement. Shopping, especially fair priced clothes, is an option here.

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Oakland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My cousin and her husband came for a visit from the southern area. Drove from Oakland to San Francisco across the remodeled Bay bridge. It was a Giants game that day, my husband took us to the Giant stadium. We enjoyed an afternoon on the pier. It was free Ben & Jerry day so we had ice cream on the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was a place that was on our must see list and we are glad that it was. There are many, many restaurants, boat tours, shopping, areas to relax and to enjoy entertainment. We dined there on 2 days and went on a cruise from there as well. I highly recommend it.

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Saegertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

On my first trip to San Francisco my friend and I had time to explore Fisherman's Wharf. Yes, it is touristy, but we were tourists! It was an unexpected delight to come upon the harbor seals after our shopping excursions!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We walked to Fisherman's Wharf and although it is touristy, it was still a lot of fun. This was one of our favorite parts about our trip to San Francisco. It was fun to walk around and have this experience in San Francisco. We really liked watching the sea lions. There was also a great variety of food available for... More

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Las VEgas
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We cruised on Disney to San Francisco and the ship docked right at the pier. We were able to walk right down to Fisherman's Wharf. There is so much to see so many places to stop and shop with inexpensive souvenirs. There are so many eateries on the way and you can grab some fresh baked bread or fresh crabs... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The bread from Boudin is quite a view and delicious! Also see the sea lions at pier 39. There are also a lot of shopping choices.

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