Visit San Francisco's most famous waterfront community
The heritage of San Francisco Bay's brave early fishermen is celebrated at Fisherman's Wharf, a potent blend of historic and contemporary attractions. Bustling and exciting, a tourist hot-spot loved by locals, it was once a hard-working port area, the main entry to the city for goods and immigrants. These days it's all about fun. If you thought Dungeness crabs were only caught in Kent, think again. The famous Dungeness crab of San Francisco is a local delicacy, just one amongst a host of tasty local seafoods. The crab season opens in November but the feasting goes on and on.
Fisherman's Wharf: A phoenix built on rubble from the catastrophic 1906 earthquake.
As one of the most popular tourists spots in the city, Fisherman's Wharf offers a whole host of attractions around the clock. So what is there to do in and around Fisherman's Wharf?
See some of San Fran's most iconic landmarks on the 49-Mile Scenic Drive from City Hall
Grab a cable car from Hallidie Plaza at Market Street to Fisherman's Wharf
Watch the fishing fleet come and go and get to know the city's famous sea lions
Ever seen yourself as a bit of a James Bond? Head to Laser Maze Challenge where you can put your agility to the test and navigate your way through a myriad of crisscrossing laser beams on your own as part of a team.
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You can pose with a celebrity waxwork, a selfie you won't forget in a hurry. Watch sharks feeding. Interact with a 3D movie. Go clubbing and so much more...
Play the 7D experience, interactive 3D movies complete with full-motion seating, wind, strobes, your own 'weapons' and loads of astonishing special effects
Discover life under the sea at The Aquarium of the Bay, on the famous Pier 39
Visit the wharf's weirdest attraction, Ripley's Believe It or Not
There are special events held every month on the Wharf, a string of exciting experiences to enjoy. Everything from local live bands to charity rock festivals, Art Walks, Martini Cruises and night time tours to view the city's glittering lights.
Take a splendid two hour California Sunset Cruise on a comfy boat and watch the stunning coastal scenery slide by as the sun goes down.
If you like to experience new things on foot, why not step up and enjoy a time travel segway tour of the wharf after dark? It's a popular interactive experience for 17 year-olds upwards. Angel Island and Alcatraz are also on your doorstep, with tours of the infamous prison island available daily. Catch yours from Pier 33. It's just one of a selection of thrilling and varied boat tours starting off from the Wharf. As you can imagine, this is heaven for lovers of retail therapy, full of excellent shops. You'll find everything from the city's famously good chocolates to souvenirs, art galleries and mouth-watering Harley Davidson dealerships, perfect for unbeatable bike fan window-shopping.
Need everyday supplies? Head for North Point Shopping Center, perfect for necessaries like toothpaste and prescriptions, shoe repair and supermarkets, take-aways, nail salons and loads more. California is, of course, world famous for its exceptional wines and you can taste a whole load of them at The Winery Collective on Jefferson Street, home to a smart multi-winery tasting room and products from countless small local winemakers. There's even a Madame Tussauds, full of eerily real wax renditions of the rich, famous and notorious. And for history lovers, you can't beat the National Liberty Ship Memorial at Pier 45.
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