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Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

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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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  • Tourists trap except for the food. Had dinner one night there and it was excellent. Wife had dungeons crab and was excellent. Me, I had shrimp which was also exceptional. Thanks to all 
    Tourists trap except for the food. Had dinner one night there and it was excellent. Wife had dungeons crab and was excellent. Me, I had shrimp which was also exceptional. Thanks to all  more »
  • Nice wharf to walk about-and many stores to browse and buy things, parking is a bit pricy-lots of choices to eat at. 
    Nice wharf to walk about-and many stores to browse and buy things, parking is a bit pricy-lots of choices to eat at.  more »
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  • This is a good place for families looking to spend a sunny afternoon by the sea! You have good street food options and lot of scenic spots. I’m not sure about the parking as its usually crowded so do check for parking availability if you plan to drive there.
  • The weather is nice, not foggy and not too hot. 1 hour trip going around the golden gate and Alcatraz. The area is nice as well. Lots of street food and show. There's nearby restaurants as well.

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