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Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

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San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

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When I visited San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, I did so not knowing what to expect. Never to be one that is overly impressed with shopping or restaurants, of which the Fisherman's Wharf had tons, I hoped more for what I call 'non-commercial' culture like natural scenes and historical symbols. My day was quite satisfying from this perspective.

The Fisherman's Wharf cannot be missed by anyone who visits San Francisco as it is a great point for you and your companions to take several 'tourist' photographs. From here, you can get a distant view of both Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, and some decent shots of the San Francisco skyline. In my case, some California Sea Lions hauled out on some docks, much to the delight of the tourists. Also, I discovered that the Wharf was the hub of old, out of use, American military ships, including a submarine.

On the downside, besides having many useless novelty shops and chain restaurants, it was very crowded, and parking/driving I imagined to be a stressful nightmare that could ruin the day. Eating or staying at a hotel on the Wharf will not be for the budget traveller/backpacker and, for these people, it should probably be explored from a base in nearby Chinatown.

Do not miss it. [more ]

Sea lions at Pier 39

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I must admit, I had no idea about the sea lions before getting to the Fisherman’s Wharf. Most of the tourists came there especially for seeing the sea lions and there were really few tourists that, like me, had no idea about their existence. I can’t describe what I felt and thought the moment I saw them. There are hundreds of sea lions laying in the sun on Pier 39. They are beautiful. There was a crowd of people trying to photograph them. It’s’ pretty smelly around there, but it’s really worth going. Those creatures are beautiful. [more ]

Fisherman’s Wharf

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I went to the Fisherman’s Wharf a few hours before embarking on a ferry to the Alcatraz. Unfortunately, my next days were planned, so I didn’t get the chance to go back to Fisherman’s Wharf. I really loved it. That harbor atmosphere is slightly different from the one you get downtown or in other places in San Francisco. There are many seafood restaurants, with prices varying from very cheap to very expensive. I used the time there to buy some souvenirs for my family, given the fact that there are more than enough souvenir shops in that area. You should really go there and have a few hours to spare. [more ]

Fisherman's Wharf

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If you are planning on taking a trip to California or better yet, San Francisco, then you should check out Fisherman’s Wharf. There are so many things that you can do when you go to this great place. It is like the most popular place to go when you travel to San Francisco. From there, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and of course, the beautiful San Francisco bay. There are also many great places to eat when you are there. The restaurants all have very fresh food that is straight out of the ocean. I would recommend this place to anyone going to San Francisco because there are so many great things that you can see from there. [more ]

Breakfast at Fisherman’s Wharf

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I had to wait nearly an half an hour though as most of them were due to open at around 6:30 or 7 am. Still this gave me time to wander around the area and take in the views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz island. I took breakfast at one of the large fish restaurants on the Wharf. Actually I was so hungry that I ordered a lunch set of fish and chips and a salad and lots of coffee. The food was excellent and the staff were great. I asked them the best places to go to in the city if for example I was only to be there for a day. The staff suggested that I check out the tours that were on offer in the kiosk just further down the wharf. The office opened at 8am which by the time I had my fill, was only a 10 minute wait. [more ]


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