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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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

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Interesting experience, definitely a must do. So much happening . Lots of foods, stores to shop at and games. Kids stuff can be done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting experience, definitely a must do. So much happening . Lots of foods, stores to shop at and games. Kids stuff can be done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Wharf to eat and people watch. On a Saturday in July, there were CROWDS! Great for people watching, less great for shopping. While it was possible to grab some food and look at some items, most of the vendors were difficult to visit. I recommend weekday visits or going at a different time of the year.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The pier is packed with touristy stores but not the tacky kind. Of course they sell tat but it's all in a lovely setting and feels like a great novelty. Grab some lunch with plenty of seating and a view of both Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz island with sea lions basking in the sun for mild entertainment , makes... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lively, vibrant and bustling with locals and tourists alike. Great views of Alcatraz across the water set in a busy fishing environment with local fresh produce served by street vendors, bars and other establishments daily. A must visit for anyone wanting to explore a little something different.

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ugh! I didn't belive all I read and found out for myself what a tourist trap this is! People everywhere and wall to wall cheese. Can't say I'm not glad I got to see it in person, but won't go back!

Thank Brian O
Canfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

love things around there. many restaurant clean close to argonaut hotel. people were nice. many things to see

Thank mussalina
Woodham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Disappointed with FW. It is just a whole set of eating places and shops selling sweets and overpriced souvenirs. I liked the left handed shop but didn't buy anything. The other piers are cleaner and more pleasant . The best part was watching the sea lions but it was very cold and windy so we didn't spend too long there.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent a couple of days down here walking around. There is obviously a ton of seafood to be had... And lots of street side food to grab and walk with. A must try is the clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. Delish!!! Avoid it at Boudin's though... Not enough clams in it and more potato based than anything.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a tour for several days and this is definitely one to remember. You are greeted with doves and birds waiting for spare bread/food. The shops serve fresh catch shrimps, lobsters, crabs cooked in different ways. There are also stands for chicken poppers and fries if you want more of the American side. There are also shops nearbty to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Besides all the other people being tourist, we had a nice time visiting the shops. We went on a whale tour, and upon are return, went and shopped for things to bring home. The prices were ok, and if you don't mind the crowds you are all set.

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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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