Fisherman’s Wharf is a lively and busy waterfront area landmark in San Francisco. There is a bunch of attractions in this area, including Pier 39, the Aquarium of the Bay, Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf, Musee Mecanique, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and the Cannery Shopping Centre.
Great amusement here is to stick near to the waterfront and enjoy the sea lions show. You will see hundreds of sea lions gathered on the dock ear to Pier 39. Watch them jump and dance around excitedly, eat, bark and bask in the sun. Also, don´t miss the street performers, especially the famous Bushman scaring by passers (beware yourself).
For food lovers, Fisherman’s Wharf has some of the best dining places in San Francisco. Enjoy the fresh seafood and try the clam chowder from a sourdough bowl.
If you are here on the fourth of July, make sure you do not miss the annual world-class fireworks display.
Getting here on foot or via public transportation are certainly the best options if you are already in or near San Francisco.
The Powell/Mason cable car line brings you a few blocks south of the center of the district, at Taylor and Bay Sts.
The Powell/Hyde cable car line brings you to Fisherman's Wharf western end, at the intersection of Hyde and Beach Sts.