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- Fisherman's WharfAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Mar 17, 2014
One simply cannot visit San Francisco proper and not stop by the wharf. As seen in the intro to Full-House, featured in handfuls of other movies and listed in numerous travel guides. A great place to visit night or day with a lot of buzz and people watching opportunities. Street vendors, performers and foods a plenty. Enjoy views of the water and breeze in the fresh bay air..Recommended for:
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesFeb 24, 2013
Fisherman's Wharf is a great place for good food, inexpensive souvenir's, and relaxing people watching. It's also where a number of boat tours start. Weekends are very crowded and full of street performers and artists painting, drawing and singing. Food varies from expensive to inexpensive.
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen TravelersAdventure TravelersJan 24, 2013
Lively, festive and a giant tourist trap. The locals tend to stay away from this tourist-geared neighborhood, but I love it. I grew up in a tourist town and the kitsch reminds me of home. Plus, there's lot's of great food, fun things to do, and a mess of sea lions!
- Fisherman's WharfAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Jul 05, 2012
great place to walk around, view the bay, and eat seafood! you'll also find a variety of street performers; i saw a really talented artist -- he used spray paint to make his paintings!
- Fisherman's WharfMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 05, 2012
Over rated and by FAR the most touristy part of the city. Unless you are looking for cheap sweatshirts, and do-dads, SF has much more and much better to offer. Yes there are a few good things here, but get in and out, don't spend much time here. See the rest of the city.
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- Fisherman's WharfMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJul 04, 2012
Definitely touristy and crowded but a great thing to experience. If you like crab - definitely grab some space at one of the dungeness crab stands for freshly steamed crab. You can also get some chowder in a bread bowl.
- Fisherman's WharfCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Jul 04, 2012
When I was a kid, my mom and I would walk from the Presidio—where we were living at the time—out to Fisherman’s Wharf. The hike didn’t seem long, as there was plenty to see: Crissy Field, the Marina Green, Fort Mason and finally the Aquatic Park. As far as San Francisco views go, the vantages from these points offer the best.
Nearly 23 years later, I’m still loving Fisherman’s Wharf. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Hawaii, but I have a fascination with tourists. It’s like I can live vicariously through them. So when daily life in the city because too mundane for me, I revitalize my perspective by heading out to this strange neighborhood. With the bright colors, weird sights and happy visitors, it’s a great place to reset your mind.
Prices for things are obviously very high here, as they are targeted to the passing through. Some deals can be found, however, like the ever-reliable In-N-Out (note: the location here is slightly more expensive than those outside, but it’s still a wild deal). Kennedy’s Irish Pub, 901 Columbus Caffè and International Cafe offer the best happy hour deals in the city, and they are all in the same block area. Nearby, you’ll also find Trader Joe’s, a great place for a snack that won’t bust your budget.
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