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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

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Jefferson Street, Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 673-3530
http://www.fishermanswharf.org/
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While it is still a thriving fishermen community, Fisherman's Wharf has morphed into San Francisco's busiest tourist destination. Its most popular stop, Pier 39, is a collection of shops, restaurants, ... Read more
performers, and an always-barking family of seals. Rows of seafood stands lead up to the Musée Mécanique, an old warehouse filled with vintage arcade games, and just steps away is the unbelievable Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a stop at Ghirardelli Square, where the smell of chocolate wafts throughout the store and surrounding courtyard. Trace history at the Maritime Museum and Hyde Street Pier.

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The most artificial tourist spot in SF. I suggest staying away from this spot. Instead visit the Ferry Building, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, the Mission.

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Richardson, Texas, USA

The area is clean and family friendly. Tourist spots as well as local restaurants and shops.

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Sasebo, Japan

Typical tourist stuff but still a lot of fun. This city is so culturally diverse thanks to its acceptance of foreigners, that there is always a new and excited event happening.

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Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Great place to walk along to find some great places to eat. A very scenic stroll!

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Monterey, California, USA

This place is very touristy but it can be fun to explore. There are a great deal of restaurants and shops. I am sad that Rainforest Cafe and Joe's Crab Shack have closed but there are other places that I like to eat. Two of my favorites that are still around are Hard Rock Cafe and Boudin Bakery. Most of the shops sell souvenirs and they all seem to sell the same stuff. But you can find a few unique stores and some discounts.

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Saratoga Springs

Very touristy but fun place to see if you are looking to grab something to eat, drink or shop for those souviners that adorn most people's houses.

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New York City, New York State, USA

A staple San Fran attraction. Lots of restaurants and bars and shops to entertain anyone. They even have a big carousel that is fun for all! Definitely a must see attraction.

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Winder, Georgia, USA

I really enjoyed Fisherman’s Wharf. The only downside is the expensive parking ($9 per hour). There is so much in the area to do until you could easily end up spending 4 hours there. My favorite part was the food. I had the best crab sandwich from a crab stand called Sabella & Latorre. It was cheaper than one of the other nearby crab stands. Parking trick, you can at least save on parking by patronizing one of the crab stands and getting your parking validated for up to an hour. Also, there are homeless people in Fisherman’s Wharf but they won’t bother you. Great views here as well.

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Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Great place to get fresh seafood at a good price, plus you can catch a part of the Princess Diaries set!

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Cambridge

Always busy, but I always like the feel here. Great place for souvenirs, but don't forget to check out the native sea lions.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Love this place for a good ol' bowl of clam chowder! Beautiful views of the harbor.

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Fullerton, California, USA

Fun place to come and check out all of the shops, the street performers, and all the hoopla.

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Carlsbad

I feel it overrated, too touristy and while historical not reflective of the area which I’m glad I got around to seeing.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

A must-see cliche that really doesn't warrant the attention. There are so many great places to see and eat, and this is not one of them. Come for a minute to see it and then head as far away as possible.

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Toronto, Canada

Really cool area to walk around and enjoy a bunch of different activities! Totally recommend!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Good place to go for tourists with plenty of things to do. Lot of places to go eat. Make sure to try the lobster rolls and clam chowder.

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Klang, Malaysia

It is fun to visit here as can saw many people around here. Many seafood restaurants and shops. Known for its historic waterfront, delicious seafood, spectacular sights and unique shopping. While strolling at Fishrrman's Wharf, you will have a chance to see the boisterous and noisy lions.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

The heart of San Francisco, well thats what I think of it as. The ultimate in tourist attraction, games, food, bay, and shops.

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Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, Haiti

Interesting pier, with a lot of activities and restaurants. Can spend an afternoon there.

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Mayaguez

The wharf is always packed but there's always great food and new things to do! Beautiful area!

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