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 trip planner .
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  • When in San Francisco, I never miss the opportunity to walk along Fisherman's Wharf, ride the trolley, have a seafood meal or snack, and watch the seals on the pier. Fun to people watch, too.  more »
  • We meandered through Fisherman's Wharf, but only grabbed some sourdough at Boulin. A good place to people watch  more »
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