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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

Historic Fisherman's Wharf is the classic San Francisco experience...

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 for photo ops!

We headed to Fisherman's Wharf as it was one of the more touristy places that we'd not been to before. Parking is expensive (at the meter it is $4.50/hr) but you can pay by credit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Brevard, North Carolina

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Brevard, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We headed to Fisherman's Wharf as it was one of the more touristy places that we'd not been to before. Parking is expensive (at the meter it is $4.50/hr) but you can pay by credit card. Walking around is fun, much to see, plenty to buy if you're so inclined, and great to photograph. Do stop and see the seals.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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575 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must if you are visiting San Francisco. You can walk around to all the shops and restaurants that are there. They have the menus posted out front so you can decided where you want to eat and what you want before you go in. You really can't go wrong at any of them if you want good... More 

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So Cal
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting if you have never been, but it's very crowded, and the main feature is several seafood restaurants. Parking is free for 2 hours if you get a restaurant validation, but expensive otherwise. It caters mostly to tourists, with lots of trinkets and street performers. walking distance to Pier 39 & Ghiardelli Square. It's a fun place if you like... More 

Thank Michael E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first time visiting and it was awesome people watching, and shopping for souvenirs. The people of San Fran were awesome, and very friendly. I highly suggest checking out The Left Handed Store if you're a lefty, or know someone who is. There were many things to do, and I was able to take a sailboat tour of... More 

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Truckee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, this is one of the most touristy places you will ever see in your life, but it's so easily escaped, and so dynamic, with such amazing views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, the city, the Golden Gate bridge, that you won't mind. There's still enough reality here to anchor the weight of all that fakeness, so swallow your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pray for a good, sunny day and you are in for a fantastic walk along Fisherman's Wharf. Start from Pier 39 to see the seals, and then you can take the boat to Alcatraz (book months in advance!!!!) and then enjoy the fresh seafood. Tried the highly recommended clam chowder in a bread bowl from one of the smaller shops... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

its a must see in san francisco but get your photos and get out of there. and absolutely do not eat at one of the many over priced sub standard restaurants

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth spending some time here, lots of fun things, good food, it's nice to go and sit near the ocean.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Super touristy, very overpriced restaurants, and sometimes creepy people there. Ok, to go during the day and see the bay and eat some french bread at Boudin's bakery, however is not too fun to go in the evening. Lot's of stores selling t-shirts and sweatshirts and cheap souvenirs. Not a local's hangout.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Years ago, we'd visit the Wharf because of the San Francisco historical flavor. Old-style Italian restaurants, fish-purchased from the dock, mom and op shops and fun. No violence, polite people, a piece of San Francisco history. Now?...... In&Out, Rain Forest cafe, TGIF, (can you believe that place?), fast food franchises, chewing gum-splattered sidewalks, no heart, no class. It's a mess... More 

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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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