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Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf

One of the most popular attractions in San Francisco is the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood. Roughly, it is made of the Northern waterfront region of the city. Running through the area is the F Market streetcar with others such as Powell-Mason running a few blocks from the area. It is a very good place to start if you have just visited the city and only have a day or two. Originally, it was known as Meiggs’ Wharf but got its current name from fishermen who always docked their boats in the area. It is an area famously known for its restaurants, beautiful setting, and shops. It is an exciting place to take a stroll and enjoy the taste of San Francisco. Also, you can go on a sightseeing cruise to enjoy great city views.


Today, there is a small fleet of boats that still docks there. However, you will not find any traces of the olden days’ waterfront life unless you get there early in the morning. The main trolling happening at the Wharf nowadays is for tourist dollars.


Attractions at Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf is famously known for being the home of Pier 39. It is home to over 130 stores and other unique places. Additionally, it gives visitors a great view of the city.  Besides, it hosts the Ghirardelli Square and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The Cannery shopping center and the Maritime National Park are also hosted at the Fisherman’s Wharf. Another thing that is worth your attention is the antique arcade at Musee Mecanique. It is located at Pier 45 and features numerous ancient amusements such as mechanical carnival, guffawing bust, and fortune-tellers.


Other attractions in the area include USS Pampanito. This was a Navy Ship in the United States named after the pompano fish. Today, the ship is a historic landmark in the Maritime National Park in San Francisco. Fisherman’s Wharf hosts various events in San Francisco including the world-class display of fireworks every July 4th. Others include air shows which feature the Blue Angels.


While some people love Fisherman’s Wharf, others can’t get enough of it. Many people argue that it is a point that one has to see at least once in their lifetime, something I agree with. Some traces of old-school characters of San Francisco can still be traced in the area, features that you will always enjoy. Most specifically, you will enjoy the seafood supplied by the street vendors who serve piles of fresh crab. While still there, get a chance to walk through the World War II submarine, the Rainforest Café, and blue bars which offer excellent entertainment that amuses everyone.

If you get stuck inside one of Fisherman’s wharf parking garages and need roadside service think about using auto towing as they service the entire peninsula.

Towing service near Fisherman’s Wharf
Auto Towing
1229 Underwood Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94124

San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

You can explore Lands End next to Vista del Mar, San Francisco with ease of access in the city. Check out the link to read more about the area in depth for surprises and information.

So many great places to visit in San Francisco you really need a week minimum. Legion of Honor is another great museum to visit and is within Sea Cliff, San Francisco neighborhood. Better to call ahead to make sure they don’t have any special events going on.