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Fisherman's Wharf

Address: Jefferson Street, Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman’s Wharf)
Phone Number: +1 415-673-3530
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San Francisco Waterfront Segway Tour
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Ranked #46 of 716 things to do in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Piers & boardwalks, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
Fee: No
Owner description: Historic Fisherman's Wharf is the classic San Francisco experience...
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Type: Piers & boardwalks, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
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 young children, Activities for older children
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We definitely like to visit like a local (to the best of our ability) and, while the wharf seems to be the poster of SF, it doesn't feel like the soul at all. This seems to be the tourist trap of the area, with food that, while fresh, isn't all that exciting and most of the stores are kitchy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to visit during a spell of unseasonally warm weather. The views across the bay were fantastic. Food is rather expensive and the queues are often very long! A good place to get on a bus tour of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Very touristy and busy but definitely a place to visit when you're in San Francisco. Lots of restaurants, shops and street performers so there's plenty to see & do. Excellent views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz. A little isolated from public transport though

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

You can't visit San Fran and not visit this place! Very busy. Not a place you want to visit more than once.

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

(bit might be a bit too small of a word). This is the place you should go if you want to do the touristy stuff in SF. Not my favorite, its usually packed and the food isn't that great. the depiction of San Francisco here is not the place I know. I tend to go find better food and more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Looking out at the Golden Gate and Alcatraz across the water is truly a magnificent sight, do take a boat ride for even better show, Most of the restaurants sell crab seafood chowder which is great. A walk along the seafront is good for seeing some interesting ships docked in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It is a tourist trap but there is a maritime museum to check out, nice buildings and a few gems in between the tourist tackiness. I asked in one shop where I could buy a stamp to send postcards and was directed to the camera shop nearby, situation on a corner. They charged me 2.10USD for a 1USD stamp. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to SF and Fishermans Wharf was brilliant again. Last time I was there in Summer and this time I went in Winter - brilliant sunshine both times which is perfect for walking around checking out the water vistas, kitch shops and fabulous al fresco dining with fish and chips! Find a nice bar with a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Smelly and filled with homeless people. Void all together unless this is your first trip to the area. If it is your first trip, take a picture of the famous Fisherman's Wharf landmark and leave

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Fisherman's wharf is a nice and unique experience in itself. There are lots of shops, eating joints next to the sea. You would see many fishing boats and sea lions swimming and enjoying relaxing on the boats and platforms made for them. There are games for kids to spend time and more often then not, there are street performances. You... More 

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