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Aquatic Park: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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This waterfront area, once part of Fort Mason, is now a complex for museums and artists.
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499 Jefferson St, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Reviewed August 22, 2019

We parked at 11 am on a Thursday, among dozens of other cars in a well-traveled area - the Aquatic Park public parking lot. Safe, right? Wrong. We came back a couple hours later to a couple smashed windows in our car. We had nothing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

We, a family of four, was surprised that we were almost alone sunbathing and swimming on this beach on a hot and sunny July afternoon. I was actually looking around to see if there were any prohibition or warning signs, but couldn't find any. And...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

We walked from our hotel to Fort Mason to the Fireworks on the Fourth of July. The Fireworks were at the Aquatic Park. It was foggy at the San Francisco Bay so we didn’t see the Fireworks in the fog.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BangkokSachse
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

We spent an hour with r so here and had a great time walking along the water and up the hill. Lots to see. If people watching is your thing, there is no better place to go.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank YotaPwr
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Great spot to lounge around while by the waterfront. Part of the National Historic Parklands which includes much of the surrounding area, The old bathouse from pre-WWII is now the Maritime Museum at the top pf the berm. You can picnic here (but watch the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

Next to the San Fransisco Maritime Museum and Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Cove is part of the waterfront area of Fisherman’s Wharf and one that can mark the beginning of a long stroll down the coast towards Crissy Field and the Golden Gate Bridge. You will...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank gregwilson09
Reviewed January 24, 2019

Amazing view of people, and swimmers and boats and birds and ships and .... With plenty of urban activities nearby, including the lovely Ghirardelli square

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mehrnoushs2015
Reviewed August 20, 2018

A very pretty park along the Bay with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, next to a very elegant upscale neighborhood.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This sheltered cove and park just behind the Ghirardelli building and Maritime museum is pretty and scenic. No dogs are allowed on the tiny sandy beach there is. Plenty of places to sit down unwind, and watch the sea.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Tony M
Reviewed July 15, 2018

This Park is right between Ghirardelli Square and the Cable Car turnaround and provides a nice break from walking/sightseeing. Plenty of benches overlooking the water, the GG bridge, and Alcatraz to sit and watch the world go by. Also there are open water swimmers that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Brenda T
July 13, 2016|
Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
No this part is free. There are areas in which you can sit and eat.
May 26, 2016|
Response from StanleyandMarie | Reviewed this property |
Cannot say for certain, however, we do not recall seeing any rental locations.