5 fab things to do on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf - The Mercury News

5 fab things to do on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf - The Mercury News

Now don’t give me the whole “locals don’t do Fisherman’s Wharf” thing. You know you secretly love the touristy stuff as much as your vacationing cousin from Poughkeepsie does. So even if he’s not visiting, it’s perfectly OK to grab a bowl o’ chowder and enjoy the classic fun on your own.

Insider’s guide to San Francisco’s revamped Ghirardelli Square - The Mercury News

Insider’s guide to San Francisco’s revamped Ghirardelli Square - The Mercury News

The 156-year-old San Francisco landmark is going through a major renaissance, with several new and singular destinations reviving it as a hot spot for eating, drinking and playing, from a cheese school and an award-winning brewery to a new Latin street-food eatery.

Longtime SF drinking spot Lefty’s finds new home, hopes for hit with changed atmosphere - San Francisco Chronicle

Longtime SF drinking spot Lefty’s finds new home, hopes for hit with changed atmosphere - San Francisco Chronicle

The new, 20,000-square-foot Lefty’s — it’s now called Lefty’s Ballpark Buffet and Cafe — is three times the size of the old place. The downstairs resembles an airport terminal, a big open space with a 3,500-square-foot Giants Dugout store flowing into a Starbucks-affiliated cafe.

San Francisco Chronicle - Salmon, Striped Bass, Top Surprise Fishing Bonanza in Bay Area

San Francisco Chronicle - Salmon, Striped Bass, Top Surprise Fishing Bonanza in Bay Area

From the old salts to the fresh-faced tourists at Fisherman’s Wharf, paths have converged on the party boats to get in on the best fishing in years on the bay and Marin coast.

This is a Triple Crown: limit fishing for salmon on the Marin coast, limits for striped bass (with bonus halibut) in San Francisco Bay, and limits for rockfish (with bonus lingcod and cabezon) at shallow reefs at Half Moon Bay, Marin, and near the Farallones.

San Francisco Examiner - Planning begins for Central Subway extension to Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco Examiner - Planning begins for Central Subway extension to Fisherman’s Wharf

The City is taking its first major step in years toward extending the $1.6 billion Central Subway to Fisherman’s Wharf.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency kicked off public outreach into the extension within the last few weeks, according to newly published public documents, representing the first step toward planning what route an underground tube to Fisherman’s Wharf may take.

California Meetings + Events Magazine - Fisherman's Wharf Hooks Visitors with New & Renewed Venues

California Meetings + Events Magazine - Fisherman's Wharf Hooks Visitors with New & Renewed Venues

Too-narrow sidewalks and heavy traffic in the past made the experience far from ideal. But a seven-year, $300 million infusion in public and private capital improvements has catapulted Fisherman’s Wharf into pedestrian-friendly renaissance mode.