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Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

3.4
#1 of 101 in Neighborhoods in California
Pier / Boardwalk · Scenic Walking Area
Encompassing the northern waterfront of San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf ranks as one of the city's top tourist attractions, packed with souvenir shops and seafood restaurants. Nearly 12 million visitors flock to this neighborhood each year, drawn by its museums, galleries, historical buildings, piers, and scenic vistas over the San Francisco Bay. For over a century the area served as the headquarters of the city's fishing fleet, which numbered nearly 500 vessels. Though the fleet's numbers dwindled over time, the remaining boats continue to supply some of the city's finest restaurants with fresh seafood. You can enjoy views of the bay from any number of restaurants, but try to explore other attractions as well, like the maritime museum, chocolate factory, and the infamous Alcatraz Island. To visit Fisherman's Wharf on your holiday in San Francisco, and find out what else San Francisco has to offer, use our San Francisco.
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  • So you do have to go there but it is crowded and packed with your standard tourist shops, restaurants and what have you. Do a quick fly by.  more »
  • Fisherman's Wharf is just electric. So many things to see and do. So many food options. Great photo opportunities.  more »

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