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Fisherman's Wharf

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Fisherman's Wharf

Spend a fun day exploring Fisherman's Wharf. Not far from the Hotel Nikko, this classic San Francisco destination delivers a ton of things to do. First off, there's fabulous food, everything from fresh Dungeness crab to steaming hot clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. Attractions abound, including the Aquarium of the Bay and the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf. And make sure to make a little time to check out the sea lions sunbathing at Pier 39.
During the day, street performers are here to tirelessly entertain you: magicians, mimes, musicians, jugglers, clowns and fire-eaters take pride in their efforts to make you feel welcome at Fisherman's Wharf. At night the wharf offers live music, theater, dancing, comedy clubs and much more


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  • Sunday Streets at PIER 39
  • Annual Wine Festival
  • Fourth of July Celebration
  • Annual Crab Feed Dinner


  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Live Entertainment
  • Pedicab Rides


Fisherman’s Wharf overflows with attractions. Ghirardelli Square has a chocolate factory and a café where you can indulge in tempting desserts. The Aquarium of the Bay boasts more than 20,000 sea creatures from San Francisco Bay. And the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf is home to such life-like celebrities as George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pit, and Jennifer Lopez.


Shop Anchorage Square, which features stores like Crazy Shirts and Benetton. Get your Harley-Davidson custom t-shirts and souvenirs at the Dudley Perkins Company. The Northpoint Shopping Center is where you’ll find everything from Safeway to Walgreens to Radio Shack. And Pier 39 is home to over 100 retail and souvenir shops.


  • What are some things to do at Fisherman’s Wharf?

    There is no shortage of things to see and do at Fisherman’s Wharf. Catch one of the many multi-talented street performers, including mimes, magicians, jugglers, musicians, fire-eaters, and clowns. Watch the sea lions sunbathe at Pier 39. You can also take a cruise around the Bay or a ferry to Alcatraz Island.
  • What is the best way to get around Fisherman’s Wharf?

    For those seeking a little exercise, Fisherman’s Wharf is perfect for walking. When you start to lose a little steam, you can always hail a pedicab or horse-drawn carriage or hop on the F-line streetcar. Another way to go is to rent a Segway or bicycle.

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