Fisherman’s Wharf – home of San Francisco’s fishing fleet
Discover San Francisco’s fishing heritage at Fisherman’s Wharf. Take an early morning stroll down ‘Fish Alley’ to watch the fishermen who still haul in their catch each day.
Is fish your favourite dish? Then this is the place to be. Fisherman’s Wharf is famed for its Italian seafood restaurants with stunning waterfront views. Take in the aroma of vendors selling steaming hot clam chowder and Dungeness crab on Jefferson Street. Pay a visit to Ghirardelli Square, once home to the world- famous chocolate factory, where you can discover elaborate chocolate-making machines. And check out the unique turtle, crab or crocodile-shaped sourdoughs at Boudin bakery.
The place for family fun
Family fun is another specialty at Fisherman’s Wharf. There’s a constant carnival atmosphere here - stop to watch clowns and street performers working hard to entertain the crowds.
Other interesting facts about Fisherman’s Wharf
- Fisherman’s Wharf is home to some top family entertainment venues, including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, Madame Tussauds and the San Francisco Dungeon
- The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is the country’s only floating national park
- Fisherman’s Wharf is also home to the world’s largest collection of historical ships
- Clam chowder is traditionally served inside a sourdough bread bowl – the classic San Francisco dish