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Live: Exploring Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

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Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco
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Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco
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View of Fisherman’s Wharf from the Bay
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Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bowl, Boudin Bakery, San Francisco
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Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco
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Sourdough Shrimp Baguette, Fisherman’s Wharf
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Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco
View of Alcatraz Island from Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

The popular tourist neighborhood of Fisherman’s Wharf on the Bay is a must see on any trip to San Francisco. A bustling fishing port for Italian immigrants in the 1800’s, the area is still home to the city’s active fishing fleets. Famous for Pier 39, the Cannery Shopping Centre, Ghirardelli Square, Dungeness crab and clam chowder it is a lovely (although very touristy) area of San Francisco to stay in. It is relatively quiet in the streets behind the main strip and there are great food options, close proximity to many attractions (including the Alcatraz Island tours departure point) and easy access via the cable car to Union Square. There are great views from a number of the restaurants on the waterfront that look out over to Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge, making it the perfect spot to spend a few hours in between site seeing. ELE top tip- take a light jacket, even in summer being surrounded on three sides by water and the famous San Fran fog can cool temperatures down considerably.

ELE Address Book:
Stay: The Argonaut Hotel, housed in the historic Cannery, this quaint hotel is a great mix of luxury and warmth and is perfectly located within walking distance of all the sites. 495 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
Eat: Clam chowder and sourdough bread – ELE loved Boudin Bakery, 160 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
Play: Don’t miss a classic Irish coffee from the historic Buena Vista Cafe, 2765 Hyde Street, San Francisco

12 comments on “Live: Exploring Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

  1. I loved everything about SF, including a trip to the Wharf. My unmissable food was the Creamery Cowgirl [think that’s their name] cheese place inside the markets. Ate my weight in cheese #yum

    • That sounds great thehungrymum, we will have to try it on our next trip. We found the food in San Fran to be some of the best we had in California.

  2. Thanks for the post, it took me back 10 years to when we visited from England, looking at your photos not much has changed but then it doesn’t need to. Lovely place.

    • Thanks mossfighter for your comment, we were wondering what the area had been like over the years, it would have been wonderful to see it as a thriving fishing wharf in the late 1800s.

  3. Thank you for the memories. I visited San Francisco in 2004 and loved walking around Fisherman’s Wharf. So many hideaway sights to take in once you’ve done Alcatraz Island. Gorgeous photos:)

    • Thank you aladyinadelaide! It is a great area, we will have another blog post soon on the night tour of Alcatraz, which was another highlight of San Francisco (nearly as good as the amazing clam chowder!)

  4. Wow… seeing those pictures makes me want to go there and experience it by myself. Is it hot there?

  5. I’ve been a couple of times but it has been a while so I really enjoyed these photos. It is a beautiful place. 🙂

  6. Im from san Francisco, and i have to say this place never gets old! Its definitely one of my favorite places in the city!

  7. oh boy, I wish I was eating that clam chowder so bad and it’s only 9am here!

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