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These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 78%Local Culture
- 67%Budget Travelers
- 60%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 58%History Buffs
- 58%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (394)
- 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.
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Sep 25, 2013
Definitely a tourist trap, but hey it is San Francisco. Tons of things to do this area; you can grub on some fresh seafood, watch some of the entertainment by the street performers, or just relax by some of the bars.
- Fisherman's WharfOct 12, 2013
This is a very popular attraction, although personally most locals disdain it. For locals, it is too touristy. But kids love it. There is a lot to do. And the sea lions are a must-see. But I highly recommend that tourist GO BEYOND Fisherman's Wharf to see the amazing city beyond it. San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods - and just about all of them have much more to offer than touristy Fisherman's Wharf in my opinion as a long-term resident.
- Fisherman's WharfSep 13, 2013
Few cities in America are as adept at wholesaling their historical sites as San Francisco, which has converted Fisherman's Wharf into one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. It is must see area, scenery is beyond words, if you are into people watching, you won't believe some of the thing you see. The seafood is the best you will find anywhere, straight from the ocean to you.-- the only trolling going on at Fisherman's Wharf these days is for tourist dollars. Nonetheless, everyone always seems to be enjoying themselves as they stroll down Pier 39 on a sunny day, especially the kids.
- Fisherman's WharfAug 31, 2013
Fisherman's Wharf, in my opinion, is a real tourist trap. Honestly, I don't even know what people really do here other then sightsee supposedly historic sites. The food here is super overpriced, and you can definitely find way better food in the city. The place is always really crowded with a ton of tourists.
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Aug 31, 2013
definitely getting touristed, but great seafood and fun atmosphere. must see even if you're just there for the day
- Fisherman's WharfCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 12, 2013
One of the best days of my childhood was spent walking from the Presidio to Fisherman's Wharf with my mom. I was about seven and I recall the expansiveness of Crissy Field, the hills of Fort Mason and the piers of Aquatic Park. I recall telling my mom that I could swim to Alcatraz if I wanted to. I could do it.
The end destination of Fisherman's Wharf was always of huge appeal to me. With the colorful souvenir stores and the bustle of visiting tourists, it was a veritable feast for the senses. I found a miniature figurine of a computer that transformed into a phone—not a real one as cell phones were about the size of bricks at the time—that would have me wanting to return for months later in hopes that I could acquire such technology.
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesAug 05, 2013
If you like tourist spots, this is the place to be. Always busy and always something to do. If you're in Frisco for the first time, than it is certainly worth a visit. But if you're coming here more often, it's not place to visit each time you're in town.Recommended for:Local Culture