By Blake Hanson of WSOCTV
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
In the City by the Bay, people can’t get much closer to an authentic San Francisco experience than historic Fisherman’s Wharf.
“It’s just different, something we hadn't seen before,” said David Gill, a tourist visiting from New Zealand. “It’s eclectic”.
Shops, stores and restaurants are getting ready to welcome Super Bowl crowds this week. Even without the added event, it’s a popular area.
People lined the piers and some casted a line Monday while others watched seals duke it out on blocks of wood suspended in the water.
Perhaps the biggest draw is the seafood.
“For me, calamari is my favorite,” said Valerie Valente, visiting from within the state.
The buildings sit on the rubble of the old site that burned down in the fire and earthquake of 1906. However, the traditions were far from extinguished.