After visiting Alcatraz, be sure to plan a visit to the other historic, cultural and edible attractions in the Fisherman’s Wharf area, an easy 5 minute walk along the beautiful waterfront.
Fisherman’s Wharf is San Francisco’s most popular destination. Known for its historic waterfront, delicious seafood, spectacular sights and unique shopping, Fisherman’s Wharf offers a wide array of things to do for everyone.
For more information on Fisherman’s Wharf area go to http://www.fishermanswharf.org
What to Do at the Wharf
Enjoy a bay cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, or take a cable car ride. Walk the decks of the tall ships at Hyde Street Pier or watch the sea lions frolic in the bay near Pier 39. Jump on a historic trolley for a ride along The Embarcadero. Or just people watch.
Visit an aquarium of the bay, or experience world-famous Ghirardelli Square. Explore the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and the World War II submarine USS Pampanito. Hop on a ferry to Alcatraz, Angel Island or Sausalito.
The possibilities are limitless, but for some great ideas go to http://www.fishermanswharf.org/events.html
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Located at the west end of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park includes a fleet of historic vessels tied up at Hyde Street Pier, a visitor center, and a library/research facility. Visitors can step aboard turn-of-the-century ships, visit the maritime museum’s exhibits and ship models, and learn traditional seafaring arts like boatbuilding and woodworking. Visitors to this National Park can also participate in a variety of educational, music and craft programs designed for all ages.
For more information about current exhibits, programs/classes and projects go to http://www.nps.gov/safr/
From Shrimp Louis to Dungeness Crab, Fisherman's Wharf is known for its fresh seafood. Stroll along the Wharf and grab clam chowder in a bread bowl for lunch or sit down to a gourmet dinner with all of the extras at one of the Wharf's many restaurants. Not only will you find great food in Fisherman's Wharf, you will also find amazing views of the bay.
For more information on dining in the Fisherman’s Wharf area go to http://www.fishermanswharf.org/eat-and-drink-1.html
Fisherman’s Wharf offers over 2,500 rooms, ranging from full service hotels to smaller lodges and inns. Whether you’re traveling on business or pleasure, you couldn’t ask for more comfortable or convenient accommodations.
For more information on lodging in the Fisherman’s Wharf area go to http://www.fishermanswharf.org/stay-1.html