“Views, ambiance and atmosphere are three of the top things visitors cite as being the reasons they love coming to Fisherman’s Wharf. Our tag line is ‘something for everybody’ as that is quite literally true. Museums, historic ships, a National Park Visitor Center, sea lions, attractions, boat cruises, PIER 39, Ghirardelli Square, numerous restaurants, art galleries, and a budding nightlife scene means that anybody can find something to do here that is of interest to them.
Beat the crowds and spend the morning in Fisherman’s Wharf! Sea lions, street performers, arcade games and crab for breakfast – all before your kid’s nap time!
Going to the Fisherman’s Wharf in the morning is the best – the Fisherman’s Wharf gets pretty crowded any day of the week, every season – but not so much at 9am! (The big crowds tend to come around after 11am.) There is plenty to do here in the early mornings before the crowd comes out. The morning is the best time to explore this amazingly touristy Fisherman’s Wharf. We did all of this in one morning – all before a big family nap.
If you haven’t visited San Francisco’s Fishermans Wharf in many years or at best you have been an infrequent visitor; you are missing out on some exciting changes to this popular destination. During my recent media trip to Fishermans Wharf, I was amazed by how much things have changed in the past 15 years (yes 15 years) since I last visited.
If you live in San Francisco, it’s the city everyone wants to visit. The first place visitors want to go see is Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghiradelli Square. We all have our list of the best things to see and do in San Francisco, but everyone wants to know where the locals go. The Mission is a great place to hang out, eat Mexican food and see some cool murals and Golden Gate Park or the Castro are not to be missed, but if you want to visit Alcatraz or listen to the sea lions while eating fresh Dungeness crab, you’ll want to visit the places in Fisherman’s Wharf where the locals go.
Over the decades, much has changed about one of the travel destination that tops everyone’s list but what hasn’t changed is the charm and atmosphere of Fisherman’s Wharf and there’s no better time than now than to gather the family and head to San Francisco’s historic waterfront district, which now boasts the perfect blend of old and new seamlessly blended into one.
There’s a lot of new stuff happening in Fisherman’s Wharf, and the place is not just for tourists. That’s the mantra of Rachel Brown of the Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District, a group of business and property owners aimed at enhancing San Francisco’s waterfront and enriching visitors’ experiences in the 30-block, 143-acre region that got its name in the late 19th century, when Italian immigrant fishermen came to The City.
San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the City’s iconic destinations for tourists from around the world, along with Alcatraz, Chinatown, Union Square and Coit Tower. Join Tom Wilmer in San Francisco for a visit with Rachel Brown, Marketing and Communications Director for the Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District.
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For the first time in almost two decades, a fisherman sold fish straight from his boat at Fisherman’s Wharf. Giuseppe “Joe” Pennisi sold about 230 pounds of rockfish, petrale sole and other fish from his boat on Saturday and Sunday, making him the first to take part in a pilot program at the Port of San Francisco that allows fishermen to sell directly to retail customers from their boats.