ATTRACTIONS — USA:
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
There are many tourist attractions and monuments around the world that
offer visitors a thing or two to do for a few hours. However, there are
very few that will bring visitors back again and again. Fisherman’s
Wharf in San Francisco is the city’s most popular destination and
consists of a vast spread of shops, restaurants and activities along the
A large part of the Wharf’s charm revolves around the cable car
rides to Union Square as well as the numerous ferry rides to Marin County
– one of the most beautiful areas in the United States.
Tourists who want some quiet time away from the rest of the crowds should
avoid visiting Fisherman’s Wharf during the early evenings as this
is when it is at its most packed. However, early mornings and early evenings
provide tourists with the most incredible photo opportunities. Although
there is enough to do at the Wharf to spend several hours there, those
looking to kill some time in between other attractions will fare well.
Evenings at Fisherman’s Wharf are also when the sea lions come
in from the ocean to rest for the evening. These sea lions are another
major attraction and add a whole different flavour and dimension to the
Wharf, making it unlike any other waterfront area in the world.
Right next to where the sea lions gather, there is a shopping mall called
Pier 39. The shops are quaint and this is the perfect place to pick up
a few gifts for friends and family back home – as well as a few
souvenirs for personal satisfaction. Not far from the Pier is the Exploratorium,
one of the top museums in San Francisco. Another shopping area is Ghiradelli
Square which is located at the end of the Wharf. This provides more souvenir
opportunities as well as a very famous chocolate shop which is a must
for those with a sweet tooth.
The Wharf is conveniently situated in close proximity to many of the
better hotels and B&Bs. This is an advantage due to the fact that
finding a free parking in the area is rare. Aside from the cable car,
cabs and buses run regularly to Fisherman’s Wharf.
Fisherman’s Wharf is a must for all tourists who are visiting the
San Francisco area. For those who are staying for a while, the Wharf can
very comfortably become a regular place to get away from the bustling
of the city.