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- 98%Family Travelers
- 81%Local Culture
- 69%Budget Travelers
- 63%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 60%History Buffs
- 60%Adventure Travelers
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- Fisherman's WharfMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Oct 03, 2013
Fun to watch the Sea Lions on Pier 39; you can cater a boat that tours you underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz which is fun, otherwise it is a very loud, crowded touristy place.Recommended for:
- Fisherman's WharfAmbassadorMember ofStudentsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 13Nov 11, 2013
So much fun to walk around, day or night. Yes, it can get chilly but bundle up and take a stroll. Great people watching, street vendors, food, and nice views of the Bay Bridge.Recommended for:
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofStudentsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5Jul 28, 2014
After walking from Chinatown to Coit tower, we made it to Fisherman's Wharf. There was soo many people, and it was hard to navigate and look at each store while avoiding running into all the people. It was nice to sit on the bench and stare out in the sea... contemplating life and whatnot... HAH nawttt. I liked looking at the sea lions playing on the pier :D so cute.Recommended for:
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofStudentsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 14Nov 29, 2012
What a tourist trap but fun, This place is always packed.
But it's fun, and a nice place to get the full touristy feel of SF.
There are plenty of places to check out. And always a street performer or two to enjoy.
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 2Jun 27, 2014
San Francisco is known for its foggy days, and so I would go to Fisherman's Wharf on a sunny day. Fisherman's wharf of cousre is down on the water with tons of great restaurants serving fresh seafood.
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Jun 24, 2014
It's stinky. It's dirty. It's overpriced. It's touristy. But damn it, I just can't help myself when those crab stands sing a siren's song to draw me down to Fisherman's Wharf! I simply cannot resist a stop here when I'm visiting San Francisco. The stands are pretty much one and the same and all the prices are exactly the same. I like to take a stroll and look at all of them before I decide what I want to buy where. Some stuff will look fresher than others so don't bust out your wallet until you've perused them all.
It can get VERY expensive to eat here. We love food and we love to snack around but it's normal for us to drop close to $150 - $200 on a trip down to the Wharf. Crab cocktails are the way to go because the hard work has been done for you -- but you'll PAY for the convenience (crab cocktails range from $8 - $15). If you are unclear on the price of something, ASK first or get surprised later! Bring your own giant soda from 7-11 before you head down here because canned sodas are outrageously priced.
Most of the stands have little ledges where you can stand to eat; there's NO SEATING so if you aren't adept to juggling things in your hands while eating sans utensils, you'll hate this place. If you are snotty about cleanliness in any way shape or form, I do not recommend you eat at any of the crab stands. Visit yes, eat no. I figure eating here helps build up my immune system to superhuman levels.
We've never had the seagulls bother us but it might be because we are both a little "fluffy" and those birds know they'll have a fight on their hands if they even try to snatch our food. Ha ha ha!
Be sure to get your parking ticket validated (there's usually a minimum purchase requirement but trust me, you'll meet it). It'll save you some cash on the expensive parking fees and you'll get to park in the convenient lot that's literally steps across the street from the stands.Recommended for:
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersJun 22, 2014
A tourist hell and prime location to be wiped off the map this beautiful city, it's a hokey nightmare of the worst kind, and fails at any kind of authenticity. Do not mistake this for the real San Francisco.Recommended for:
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodiesJun 07, 2014
This spot has a little bit of everything, no shortage of things to see and do! You have lots of restaurants, though choose wisely because most of them aren't so great. You have Boudin's for amazing bread, Musee Mechanique for a really unique arcade experience, and the cutest sea lions you've ever seen hanging out on Pier 39! Blue Bottle for coffee, Scoma's for amazing Cioppino, plenty of shopping, I could go on and on. Only one problem...because it's so huge, it attracts lots of tourists, and most of them are obnoxious and oblivious to all around them. Ah well, nothing's perfect I suppose...Recommended for:
- Fisherman's WharfMar 31, 2014
As a local, I stay away from this tourist trap, but it's a great place to take kids and visiting families. Don't miss the aquarium, and definitely try and get a seat at one of the restaurants at the end of the wharf to get a good look at the sea lions. Also, have a soup in a bread bowl!
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodiesHistory BuffsMar 21, 2014
This is a very touristy place. I'm not really partial to any of the eating places here as I feel that it doesn't have any soul. Having said that, it's a nice place to entertain the kids. They love watching the sea lions lounging on the deck, and the carousel ride.Recommended for:
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsHistory BuffsMar 14, 2014
This is considered the touristy part of San Francisco. Some highlights include listening to the barking seals at the pier. A lot of shops dot this area, selling souvenirs and jackets (yes jackets!). Few people visiting the city realize how chilly it can get.