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Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

- Briza

Fisherman’s Wharf is a main tourist attraction. Located on Pier 39, there are so many things to do there!


Eating: My family’s favorite spot to eat is at the stands where they offer the best clam chowder, fish and chips, and shrimp. It is busy and it is the kind of place where you have to eat standing up or by the counter standing up. However, you won’t be disappointed by the quality of the food. For a more sit-down type of restaurant with these kinds of food options I would recommend Joe’s Crab Shack. The food is tasty, and the service is good. If you’re family is more into pizza, burgers, or salads, I love Wipeout Bar and Grill. This California surfing-themed restaurant has delicious food, and for those with sports obsessed people in their family, this place has huge televisions in the restaurant to catch up on their games.

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Sea Lions: As soon as you get to Fisherman’s Wharf, you can already hear the sea lions barking from a way’s away. They are a very popular attraction that gives you some good picture opportunities. It’s also interesting looking at them at how they flop around trying to navigate themselves around.

Transportation: Cable cars, double buses, and bike carriages (that’s what I call them, I’m not sure what the name actually is) are the main ways of getting around if you are a tourist. The piers seem like they are close, but in reality they are far away. Trust me, my father made our whole family walk from Pier 39 to Pier 15, we were not happy campers after that (that day it was hot, which is rare in San Francisco).


Clothing/Weather: If you have a chance before you visit San Francisco, I would recommend checking the weather. Usually it is very windy and cold,  because you’re by the bay, but occasionally, the weather warms up a bit. My family and I always bring a  jacket and sweater just in case, but it will end up being hot, especially if you are walking from Pier 39 to Pier 15.

Alcatraz: The famous island can be spotted by the shorelines of Fisherman’s Wharf. I’ve never been to Alcatraz because every time we go to San Francisco, it’s unexpected, and we end up going to the Alcatraz ticket booth, but they are always sold out. If this is something that interests you, I would buy your tickets online before you go because the tickets are sold out, especially for a big group.


There are many picture opportunities here in San Francisco, so don’t forget that camera. Make sure to bring sweaters just in case if it gets chilly. Fisherman’s Wharf should be visited by those heading to San Francisco. It’s a lot of fun and it’s something to do with the whole family.




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