5 New Reasons to Dine at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

5 New Reasons to Dine at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

A surge of new restaurants has visitors—and locals—taking San Francisco’s Powell-Hyde cable car to the end of the line at Fisherman’s Wharf. Don’t expect bread bowls of chowder and checkered tablecloths: These new culinary destinations are ushering in an era of seasonal ingredients with unique twists and urban wine.

The Bold Italic - Fisherman’s Wharf — the Un-Tourist’s Guide

The Bold Italic - Fisherman’s Wharf — the Un-Tourist’s Guide

These same immigrants settled near the wharf in North Beach(cioppino anyone?). While these days the wharf hauls in more tourists than it does fish, it’s still a working wharf with active fishermen. And while today’s fishermen may not sing in the fog to make their location known, many of them are descendants of the original fleets that fished these waters.

4th of July at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

4th of July at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Come spend the day in the Fisherman's Wharf District at PIER 39, Old Fisherman's Wharf, Aquatic Park and Beach, and Ghirardelli Square.  In addition to the street performers and local attractions there is also live music at both Aquatic Park, PIER 39, and Ghirardelli Square.  After a day of fabulous entertainment throughout the Wharf, you will be treated to a spectacular fireworks display over San Francisco Bay compliments of the City of San Francisco.  

Fisherman's Wharf CBD Seeks To Revitalize Joseph Conrad Square

Fisherman's Wharf CBD Seeks To Revitalize Joseph Conrad Square

"Along with local merchants, the FWCBD is looking to revitalize the space, which they believe is 'poorly connected to the surrounding streets and buildings,' to cut down on bad behavior at night. 

The FWCBD has been working since 2009 to find a solution to the park's design problem. Last year, the organization was finally able to secure funding, and hired local architectural landscape firm Carducci & Associates to create a new concept. "

Why I love something you hate: Ghirardelli Square

Why I love something you hate: Ghirardelli Square

If you’re from San Francisco -- or have lived here long enough -- there’s a good chance you scoff at visiting Ghirardelli Square for many of the same reasons you roll your eyes when tourist friends drag you to Fisherman’s Wharf. But just like Fisherman’s Wharf, there are actually a whole bunch of reasons Ghirardelli Square is actually pretty cool and up-and-coming (again).