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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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  • Fisherman's wharf seemed to be much cleaner than in past visits. Not sure where the homeless went but it was nice not to have them constantly panhandling.  more »
  • The city by the bay has changed due to COVID and defunding of the police. This area has many closed doors. Our family enjoy a near deserted stroll on the ward compared to the thriving days years in...  more »

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