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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

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Nice but very touristy

A great fun atmosphere, but its very touristy and feels fake. The Sean lions are a great sight! And the live music and food stalls are fun.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Croy, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place, big selection of eating places. close proximity to all transport links and has a very buzzy atmosphere.

Thank Jacqueline p P
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great fun atmosphere, but its very touristy and feels fake. The Sean lions are a great sight! And the live music and food stalls are fun.

Thank PaulS1981
Ruislip, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Expensive restaurants and not as expected. Not very scenic and quite run down in places although quite lively down by the piers.

Thank Theresa C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great place to wonder around and people watch while in San Francisco. It's easily accessed. There are tons of restaurants and shops you can go through. We went on one of the boat tours from here. I will warn it's very busy! Parking is very expensive as are the restaurants. However, if you're only in San Fran... More 

Thank mmflatt
Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shops and Restaurants by the bay. You can spot Alcatraz from there. Located between Ghirardelli Square and Pier 39.

Thank travellistics
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On pier 39, there is a very good mix of shops with a selection of restaurants. The trouble is, it is all false and does not reflect the true San Francisco. Do visit and see the sea lions, they are really comical in their behaviour, and it is free. Along the front in Fishermans Wharf, you get any cuisine you... More 

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I did not find this place as amazing as it has been reviewed... all you see is people and shops, thats it...

Thank Kartik S
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone who comes to visit San Francisco ends up here at Fisherman’s Wharf. It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street. It gets its name from when Italian immigrant fishermen came to the city by the bay to take advantage of the influx of... More 

Thank Maggi713
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked from the Embarcadero BART station all the way along to Fishermans Wharf, it is a long walk but its great to see all the different piers, restaurants etc and there are lots of bus stops on the way so its easy to jump on one if needed, the buses are $2.50

Thank Sarah R
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This reminded me of Blackpool Beach on a bust day. It would not be my first choice of place to visit, but I'm sure that many other will enjoy it.

Thank CaravannersDandK

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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 neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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