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  • Address: Taylor Street at The Embarcadero, San Francisco 94133, USA
  • Hours: Daily
  • Admission: Free
Where Italian fisherman in Genoese feluccas once trapped unsuspecting sealife, San Francisco has expertly created one of the most popular tourist attractions in America. Fisherman’s Wharf is a bustling waterfront strip, filled with shops, restaurants and a pirate’s booty of attractions.

Sea lions laze the day away sunbathing and posing for photos on Pier 39, where the Aquarium of the Bay, a carousel and carnival-style attractions keep little kids wide-eyed. At Pier 45, the Hyde Street Pier Historic Ships Collection gives navel-gazers a chance to check out tall ships, submarines and World War II warships. Bring your quarters to consult the spooky mechanical fortune tellers and save the world from space invaders at Musée Mécanique.

And visitors can head to Madame Tussauds to wander among the life-like celebrities and former presidents. The theatrical San Francisco Dungeon experience, with its live actors, dark historical vignettes and creepy boat ride, is also a curiously exciting diversion. Rain or shine, there’s something for kids and adults of all ages.

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Fisherman’s Wharf is on the city’s northern shore, where Columbus Avenue and the Embarcadero converge, with North Beach to the south. Immediately to the west is Ghirardelli Square, a former chocolate factory that currently houses boutiques, sweet shops, a tea room and wine tasting rooms. Head west on Bay Street to visit Marina boutiques and the natural wonders of the Presidio. The area is easily accessible via bus and cable cars. Ferries to Alcatraz depart from here, as well.

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Alcatraz and Walking Craft Beer Combo Tour, San Francisco, null
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Alcatraz and Walking Craft Beer Combo Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Combine an independent visit to San Francisco's popular Alcatraz Island in the morning with a craft beer walking tour in the afternoon. Ride a round-trip ferry ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $115.00
Walking Tour of Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach with Cable Car Ride and optional Alcatraz Ticket, ... 
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Walking Tour of Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach with Cable Car Ride and optional Alcatraz Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Take this guided walking tour and see the best that San Francisco has to offer! Visit the famous Fisherman’s Wharf, take in fantastic views of the Golden Gate ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $52.00
Craft Beer Walking Tour: Fisherman's Wharf And North Beach, San Francisco, Walking Tours
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Craft Beer Walking Tour: Fisherman's Wharf And North Beach

Join up to 12 drinking buddies to explore San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods, taking breaks to drink and learn about California craft beer at 3 ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.00
San Francisco City Tour, San Francisco, Beer & Brewery Tours
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San Francisco City Tour

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The Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge are just a few of the landmarks you'll see on this full-day city tour of San Francisco. Travel over the hilly terrain by ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
San Francisco City Tour from South Bay, San Jose, City Tours
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San Francisco City Tour from South Bay

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Spend the day exploring San Francisco on this small-group full-day, guided sightseeing tour from the South Bay. Leave Cupertino, Fremont or San Jose for the ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, California
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Beyond San Francisco: Small-Group City Tour including Muir Woods, San Francisco, City Tours
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Beyond San Francisco: Small-Group City Tour including Muir Woods

Spend a day in San Francisco on a tour that tells the story of the Bay Area from natural, historical, and cultural perspectives. Explore the redwood forests of ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $179.00
Self-Guided Bike Rentals from San Francisco, San Francisco, Day Trips
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Self-Guided Bike Rentals from San Francisco

Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge when you book a bike rental in San Francisco, with pickup in the Marina District. You're provided with everything you need ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $32.00
Private Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco, San Francisco, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Segway Tour - Wharf & Hills of San Francisco

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Combine the fun of touring San Francisco by Segway with the personal touch of having a private guide attentive to your group’s interests and ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.99
Bike the Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco to Sausalito, San Francisco, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco to Sausalito

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Pedal across the Golden Gate Bridge on this scenic San Francisco bike tour, a family-friendly adventure bringing you up close to the city’s most famous ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Tour lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours; bike rental valid for 24 hours

From USD $55.00
San Francisco Independent Electric Bike Tour with Rental, San Francisco, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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San Francisco Independent Electric Bike Tour with Rental

Explore beautiful San Francisco at your own pace with this independent bike tour! Visit famous sites like Fisherman's Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $65.00

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