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“A must visit in San Francisco” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fisherman's Wharf

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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Ranked #54 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
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.
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London, Canada
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“A must visit in San Francisco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Love, Love! Love the piers in San Francisco. We stayed at Holiday Inn Express on North Point St, but there's many more hotels in the area. So we were two blocks from pier. Great shops and restaurants, music and people milling around. Pier 39 is a must for shops, restaurants and the sea lions. Stopped for a drink on the 2nd floor one afternoon. Sat outside and just watched all the people, ferry boats moving in and out and view of Alcatraz. Amazing spot. Piers 41/43 have lots of restaurants and seafood options. If you like seafood, you won't be disappointed. From full course dinner to carry out fried poppers to fresh fish, it's all there. Great atmosphere. Lots of shops to pick up souvenirs and knick knacks. Easy to access by public transportation if your not saying in the Wharf but make sure you get down there.

Visited October 2012
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“Very touristy but a must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Be prepared for loads of tourists, take the overloaded tram car ride down for the experience.... soak up the atmosphere and eat clam chowder on the wharf. Say hi to the seals at Pier 21 as well!

Visited August 2012
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“great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

loved it , its a must if you go to san francisco, also try the crab meat its lovely, pier 39 is great too

Visited June 2012
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“Worth a leisurly stroll.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The main attraction is on Pier 39. You'll see the sea lions and lots of tourisy shopping, bars and restaurants.

Visited October 2012
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“Sea Lions are the Best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We bring out of town visitors and family down to see the sea lions off the pier 39. It's the best FREE entertainment in town!

Visited November 2012
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