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Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf
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Type of Attraction
Markets & Bazaars, Theme Parks, Zoos, Aquaria, Shopping Areas & Stores
Interests That Apply
Shopping, Culinary Arts, Art, Local Culture, History
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Price: Free
Payment types vary from business to business in the Wharf.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
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Fisherman's Wharf

Waterfront Fun

Family Time Must See

Jefferson St
(Off the Embarcadero, between Hyde and Powell Sts)
San Francisco, CA 94133


As one of San Francisco's most popular attractions, Fisherman's Wharf serves as a hub for tourists and is quintessentially San Francisco with its myriad of souvenir shops, seafood restaurants, piers, and premiere waterfront address. Besides offering its visitors unparalleled views of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and city, the Wharf is also conveniently located near many popular attractions and is on the cable car line. The Wharf area stretches from Pier 39 on the east end to the Municipal Pier on the west end, all along the Embarcadero. The Wharf is home to many of the city's most popular attractions such as the Aquarium of the Bay, the San Francisco Maritime Historic Park, the Cannery shopping area, and Ghirardelli Square among many more. Visitors can even meet some of the bay's sea life by heading over to Peir 39's West Marina where a slew of sea lions hang out on a cluster of docks. To find the entertaining sea lions, just listen for their rowdy barking. Pier 39 is also home to the California Welcome Center, which serves as a great resource for travelers with maps and information on Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, and even the entire state of California. Visit the Wharf's website for a printable walking tour featuring all the popular sites.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: Individual business hours vary for Fisherman's Wharf.
Visit Time: 1hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free
Price Notes: Payment types vary from business to business in the Wharf.


Outdoor with some covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: Muni Bus: 30, 32
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: Parking is available in pay lots nearby, but it can get pretty expensive in this area!

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