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Fisherman's Wharf

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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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Lots to see and lots of people...and $40 parking a day

There is no need to repeat what everyone has said about Fisherman's Wharf - it is a must-do of course. Either take public transit or find cheaper parking in the surrounding areas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Richmond Hill
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

There are a few good places to eat down on the wharf but it really is a little bit of a tourist area. Lots of souvenir shops, and people with carts and booths selling things.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There is no need to repeat what everyone has said about Fisherman's Wharf - it is a must-do of course. Either take public transit or find cheaper parking in the surrounding areas. $40 parking was crazy. The seafood stalls looked really appetizing though, next time I should try some of them!

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Crownsville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It was a neat place to see, with all the piers, shops and restaurants, but there were ALOT of homeless people. We didn't see any police and some would get belligerent. Coming from the Baltimore/DC area, we are accustomed to seeing and helping them out...but this was really sad and overwhelming. It really took away from the experience of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The place is over crowded, souvenirs are over priced, you do get cheaper ones in other parts of the city. Its got a lot of tourist walking.. The view from here is the only good thing, you can see all the nearby islands, Alcatraz, Golden Gate bridge and the bay bridge. The paintings sold on the street are very impressive.... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for shopping, dinning, have a drink or just walk around. The amazing views of the bay, Alcatraz and the bridges make this place the best to hang out during your San Francisco vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Me and my wife LOVED fisherman's warf. There are so many cute shops and places to see! We were able to walk there from Union square. The view on the way was amazing and then we took an Uber back to our hotel. We ate lunch and had drinks at Scomas and we're able to see the sea lions and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Bombardment of cheap souvenirs and mediocre restaurants feeding on the tourist dollar. the displays were nice to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fishermans Wharf is a huge place. Very, very, very crowded and was kinda hard to find a parking spot. However, there are so many shops with great variety and so many restaurants to choose from. You could easily spend a whole day here.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice visit here. We parked the car at the hotel and walked all over the place. We shopped, ate, shopped more and ate again!! Many nice restaurants and quaint shops to visit too. The waterfront area is beautiful and the views of the San Fran harbor are wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight of my trip to San Francisco. So much to see and do. Wonderful restaurants and many vendors to sample or just browse.browse . the sea lions were unbelievable and wonderful!! Don't miss!

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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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