Explore Fisherman’s Wharf
Historically, Fisherman’s Wharf was settled by immigrants and served as the central hub for fishing fleets. Today, the area is an iconic tourist attraction featuring seafood restaurants, museums, shopping, street performers, and cultural attractions. Since 1989 it has also been home to a sea lion colony that can be seen sunning on the boat docks. Below are a few places you will want to check out while visiting Fisherman’s Wharf.
This family friendly attraction is a fantastic place to play, dine and shop. Popular attractions on Pier 39 include a two story carousal, video arcade, the floating Forbes Restaurant, Aquarium of the Bay, and virtual 3D rides. The Pier also has one of the best vantage points to see some of the popular San Francisco sights, including the sea lion colony, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz.
In the late 1800’s, this historic square was the site of Ghirardelli Chocolate Company headquarters. In the 1960’s it was developed into a landmark square where many of the original buildings remain today. This protected historic square makes for a fun day of unique shopping and San Francisco-style dining.
Built in 1907, The Cannery was home to the Del Monte canning facility for more than 30 years. In the 1960’s, the historic brick building was re-imagined as a retail and dining destination. Today the building houses an eclectic variety of restaurants, vintage shops, and art galleries.