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Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

Quick facts

Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the busiest tourist areas in town, on the northern waterfront. At every turn, souvenir shops and stalls that sell crab and clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls appear, as do postcard views of the bay, Golden Gate and Alcatraz.

There’s also a colony of sea lions to see and to visit historic ships. Boutiques and eateries reside in the popular former chocolate factory at Ghirardelli Square.

Fisherman’s Wharf can be reached by cable car, tram, public bus or simply by car. Parking spaces and a large multi-store car park are available but Fair warning: parking in San Francisco is very expensive (between $ 2 and $ 8 per hour).

There’s always something going on at Fisherman’s Wharf. Many street musicians and other street performers are waiting for a dollar or two from tourists.

Restaurants and many small seafood stalls line up and vie for customers. Typical fish delicacies are offered at numerous food stalls. Shrimps, crabs and crabs are particularly popular here. Also traditional is the well-known chowder soup, a sea crab soup that is served in a hollowed-out sourdough bread.


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If you want to enjoy fish market atmosphere a little longer, you have to go to the Warf in the very early hours of the morning. Then there is still a lively fish trade where the local restaurants and fish shops buy fresh fish and shellfish from the fishermen.

In the high season and on the summer weekend, however, the Fisherman’s Wharf can be overcrowded.

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Interesting facts about Fisherman's Wharf

Here are some interesting facts about this amazing landmark:

  • The Crab Louie is one of the Wharf’s most popular dishes.
  • The Fisherman’s Wharf seats on the land left over from the earthquake in 1906.
  • The neighborhood was established 170 years ago.

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Safe travels!


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