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Fisherman's Wharf

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Things to Do with Kids: No matter your age, you can't take a trip to San Francisco without visiting Fisherman's Wharf. Like the cable cars and the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf is quintessential San Francisco. It's often the first destination for tourists, and its particular brand of energy mixes newcomer excitement, retail kitsch, a strong maritime heritage and a vibrant West Coast welcome. Fisherman's Wharf invites passers-by to sample Dungeness crab and clam chowder, to cruise the Bay, to pick up requisite souvenir t-shirts, and – best of all – to soak in the temperate sunshine or marvel at the fog as it rolls in across the water. If you happen to be in town on July Fourth, it's a popular place to view the annual fireworks show.

Best Attractions & Activities: Like the cable cars and the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf is quintessential San Francisco. It's often the first destination for tourists, and its particular brand of energy mixes newcomer excitement, retail kitsch, a strong maritime heritage and a vibrant West Coast welcome. Fisherman's Wharf invites passers-by to sample Dungeness crab and clam chowder, to cruise the Bay, to pick up requisite souvenir t-shirts, and – best of all – to soak in the temperate sunshine or marvel at the fog as it rolls in across the water. If you happen to be in town on July Fourth, it's a popular place to view the annual fireworks show.


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San Francisco, CA
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415-674-7503


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Expert Tips by Tom Molanphy

San Francisco Local Expert

Things to Do with Kids, Best Attractions & Activities: "If you really want to earn that big seafood platter and San Francisco brewed Anchor Steam beer for dinner, walk the two miles from the Ferry Building down the Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf."

Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Fisherman's Wharf offers a lot of options for families, all in one convenient space.

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Fisherman's Wharf has the best concentration of traditional tourist activities of any area of San Francisco.

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