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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
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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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My First Visit To Fisherman's Wharf

I read about this tourist site before my trip and it met my expectations. It's a busy, windy, exuberant must see San Francisco experience. The casual, diverse musical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm so happy I stayed at Hotel Zephyr in Fisherman's Wharf. We were in walking distance of the piers (Alcatraz and the sea lions), lots of restaurants, the cable cars and Ghirardelli Square. It was the perfect location - though being on the water makes it windy and cold. However, the scenery made it worth it. There was live music... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I read about this tourist site before my trip and it met my expectations. It's a busy, windy, exuberant must see San Francisco experience. The casual, diverse musical presentations by various local musicians were a treat for all of us visitors. The seafood offerings by the seafood stands were fresh and reasonably priced (for San Fran). I walked to Ghirardelli... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was the kids first trip to SFO. There was plenty of walking to do. The Wharf was teaming with sea life everywhere! The kids were amazed that the sea was alive just before we....Well, ate it. It was superb. This is a fun 24 hour place PACKED with many quaint restaurants and merchants. Thank you SFO.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love coming to San Francisco to visit. We love walking around and seeing various cultures interact that we don't get to see back home. As vegetarians (for health reasons, not animal rights reasons) the smell of sea creatures being brought to market can be slightly nauseating. But we loved seeing the sea lions, various sea birds, walking through the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My daughter loved this area for people watching, views of bay, and food. I thought that it was nice 1/2 day visit but too crowded along with hustlers/peddlers. I'm glad that I went so that I can check off list but I would not rush to see during the next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to spend some time. Good views, nice restaurants, and a great place to just stroll and relax. And don't forget to see the Seal's too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took my sister to San Francisco for the first time. So I took her to Fisherman Wharf. We had a great time walking around, shopping and eating. So much to do and see. Beautiful view of the water, Alcatraz and so much more. Had a wonderful time...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lot of people trying to figure out where the fishermen are. A nice archade with some interesting old (twentieth century) stuff and lots of places to eat. Nice view of the harbor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first time to Fisherman's Wharf. It was a very pleasant experience. A lot to things to see and do. Had Clam Chowder as well. Pier 39 was located here as well. Definitely a must do if you're going to be in SF.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very touristy area. Very very nice. There are little stands to purchase food and neat statues to take photos. You can also see sea lions here. I tried the clam chowder in a bread bowl which was pretty cool.

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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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