Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

Fisherman’s Wharf plays host to many San Francisco events, including a world-class Fourth of July fireworks display and offers some of the best views of the bay.


Fisherman’s Wharf  located on the northern waterfront area remains one of San Francisco’s most popular tourist destinations.

The main attractions are Pier 39, Aquatic Park, Ghirardelli Square, the Cannery Shopping Center, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, and Aquarium of the Bay. The Wharf consists of many waterfront restaurants that offer breathtaking bay views.  Bring your camera, the photo opportunities are fabulous.

Fisherman’s Wharf was originally a major fishing pier, and although the fishing industry is still alive today, the main focus of this area is the historic tourist attractions.  Some attractions have a fee, however there are many free things to enjoy as you walk through the Wharf area.  At Pier 39 one of the most popular attractions is the famous sea lions, a most sought after Kodak moment.  Be sure and stroll down to Aquatic Park an idyllic spot to watch the boats sail by and to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.  After you’ve rested on the grassy banks of the bay walk, take a hike up to the revitalized Ghirardelli Square for a famous chocolate ice cream sundae at the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop.