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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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$70*
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San Francisco Waterfront Segway Tour
74%
Ranked #65 of 385 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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kirksville
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It is definitely a tourist place but if you have not been there it is good to see it. Lots of places to eat and can watch the Seals at Pier 39. All kinds of places to eat and spend your money.

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Mississauga, Canada
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163 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A nice boardwalk area by the water is what the Fisherman's Wharf and its famous Pier 39 is.... What do you expect to find here is lotssss of tourists, expensive souvenir shops (try going down and inside street, they have better deals), cool street performers, lots of different things to eat (if you are foodie like me you will enjoying... More

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Skørping, Denmark
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I'm afraid this is particularly over-rated. Only for tourists. Nothing genuine about it. We did however find the bicycle rental here.

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Portland, Oregon
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109 reviews 109 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is Not a place I would spend much time or money. This looks very much like the tourist traps in many other places across the US, and sells cheap trinkets and junk. Look for a good restaurant or two, and people watch. There are so many other places with more personality and flavor of San Francisco. This one goes... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

There are shows,games ,restaurants and boutiques on the Wharf.There were a lot of tourist but everyone keeps moving .When needed to rest there were benches to rest and kios for food and refreshments.jump on the trolley,electric cars,2 story bus as people movers.Great place we spent 2 days going back so we saw everything.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

What a great place, from the hot chowder and exploring the whaling ship to shopping at the myriad of stores and boutiques, Take your time and enjoy yourself.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Friendly atmosphere, sea lions at pier 39, good restaurants and ferry to Alcatraz. Must see in San Francisco! Just the weather could be better:)

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Prior to our visit everyone told us to go to Fishermans Wharf. There are so many places to eat, shops to browse for gifts and if your lucky sealions to photo! Hard Rock Cafe and Rainforest cafe are a must if you want to eat good food in a good atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Loaded with tourist, in fact they're probably the only ones that go from what locals told me. Lots and lots of good places to eat, or better yet the little stands right on the street. Not only is it more authentic that way but much cheaper. Big crowds so if you don't like crowds stay away. Parkings very expensive, we... More

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winnipeg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

From shopping, to food, to attractions, there is so much going on at Fisherman's Wharf. You can easily spend a full day here. We rode the Merry-Go-Round, watched the sea lions, and just enjoyed the atmosphere. There are great views of Alcatraz from the Pier if you're not going to be venturing over to the island. There are so many... More

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