Fisherman's Wharf

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Originally the home base of San Francisco's fishing fleet, Fisherman's Wharf today is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Occupying the northern waterfront area from Van Ness Avenue to Pier 35, the sprawling park has a host of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. or Kearny Street. The F-Market & Wharves Streetcar provides a convenient way of getting around the strip.

  • Pier 39 is a shopping and entertainment complex with retail outlets, restaurants, a video arcade, Aquarium of the Bay with Sea Lion Center, virtual 3D rides, and a marina with the floating Forbes Island restaurant and California sea lions. At the bay end is the San Francisco carousel, painted with images of famous San Francisco landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and Alcatraz. There is live entertainment by street performers at the Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water Stage. There are several bay cruises that depart from Pier 39.
  • The Cannery is a historic brick warehouse from 1908 which once belonged to Del Monte, but now houses the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park Visitor Center with the Maritime Museum, and a shopping center.
  • Ghirardelli Square, named after the chocolate company which occupied the site, is surrounded by several shops and restaurants.
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not! presents over 400 curious artifacts and oddities from around the world, which range from silly to gruesome.
  • Mus?e M?canique has one of the world?s largest privately-owned collections of mechanically operated musical instruments and arcade machines.
  • The Madame Tussauds Wax Museum gives visitors an opportunity to get up close with wax models of their favorite celebrities. The adjacent San Francisco Dungeon retells the history of the city with interactive sets and scary special effects.
  • World War II naval vessels docked on the Wharf transport you back in time to the tumultuous era of sea battles ? Liberty ship S.S. Jeremiah O?Brien and submarine USS Pampanito. Hyde Street Pier has other historic vessels, including the side-wheel paddle steamboat Eureka.
  • Anchorage Square is a shopping complex with several eateries.

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About Fisherman's Wharf

 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA

 Nearest Transit: Embarcadero

 +86 756 882 2888

Fisherman's Wharf and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Union Square San Francisco

Union Square San Francisco(2.4 km)
Union Square is a commercial and cultural hub in downtown San Francisco, named after the pro-Union rallies held here during the Civil War.

Alcazar Theater

Alcazar Theater(2.4 km)
Built in 1911 in honor of the Shriners (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine); this Byzantine-style Islamic temple (now a 500 seat theater showing Broadway and off-Broadway shows), is now a historical city landmark.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art(1.3 km)
Housed over two floors, the SFMOMA displays the art ? in a variety of styles and media ? of over 1,000 emerging and established Northern Californian artists.

Ruth Asawa Water Fountain

Ruth Asawa Water Fountain(2.3 km)
A quick overview of San Francisco geography is provided by the '''San Francisco Fountain''' on the steps of the Grand Hyatt on Stockton just north of Post.

GLBT Historical Society

GLBT Historical Society(2.8 km)
A GLBT historical exhibit, 'Passionate Struggle', traces elements of the community's affinities and differences.

Chinatown Alleys

Chinatown Alleys(1.7 km)
Though Grant Avenue has a lot to offer, it is quite touristy; thus, it is essential that you examine the more authentic areas in the alleys, such as Waverly Place, Pagoda Place, Spofford Lane, and Ross Alley, between Grant and Stockton.

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory(1.7 km)
Opened in 1962, this tiny factory produces more than 20,000 fortune cookies a day.

Chinese Historical Society of America Museum & Learning Center

Chinese Historical Society of America Museum & Learning Center(1.8 km)
This is well worth a visit, with exhibits on the history and experience of Chinese immigrants to San Francisco over the past 150 years.

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