SF Examiner - ‘Renaissance’ underway at SF’s Fisherman’s Wharf

SF Examiner - ‘Renaissance’ underway at SF’s Fisherman’s Wharf

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.

The Renaissance of San Francisco's Fisherman’s Wharf - Journeys of Discovery NPR Podcast

The Renaissance of San Francisco's Fisherman’s Wharf - Journeys of Discovery NPR Podcast

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.

Listen Now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/journeys-of-discovery-with-tom-wilmer/id1137262178?mt=2&i=1000393915273

Seafood sales finally under way at Fisherman’s Wharf

Seafood sales finally under way at Fisherman’s Wharf

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.

Fisherman's Wharf Unveils Personalized Itinerary Planning Technology Powered by Utrip PRO

Fisherman's Wharf Unveils Personalized Itinerary Planning Technology Powered by Utrip PRO

The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District (FWCBD), which serves, in part, as the destination marketing organization for San Francisco’s historic waterfront neighborhood, has released a new artificial intelligence-based trip planning tool powered by Utrip PRO. The free online planner enables visitors to select their interests and budget and receive a personalized, interactive itinerary for their visit to the Fisherman’s Wharf district.

Where to Eat in Fisherman's Wharf: An SF Travel Guide

Where to Eat in Fisherman's Wharf: An SF Travel Guide

Once a bustling waterfront where fishermen would unload heaps of Dungeness crab, Fisherman's Wharf is now an attraction on every visitor's itinerary. Home to world famous Irish coffees, just-out-of-the-oven sourdough bread, and the cutest San Francisco residents--the sea lions--it's no wonder it's such a crowd-pleaser. It is also home to a number of delicious restaurants. Although the Wharf caters to tourists, you can rub elbows with San Francisco locals at these spots. When you visit Fisherman's Wharf, bring your appetite.

Cover photo by Instagram user @a.athakhanh 

Fisherman’s Wharf Decks the Halls With Ugly Sweater Yarn Bombs for Merrytime at the Wharf Homeless Coat Drive Campaign

Fisherman’s Wharf Decks the Halls With Ugly Sweater Yarn Bombs for Merrytime at the Wharf Homeless Coat Drive Campaign

City and business leaders and celebrity wax figures came together yesterday for the unveiling of the MerryTime at the Wharf holiday campaign, which includes ugly holiday sweater “yarn bombs” adorning the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood. While the campaign is intended to promote the various holiday events and festive atmosphere of the area during the holiday season, one of the ultimate goals is to collect coat donations for the homeless population of San Francisco.