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Play at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

Steps from Hotel Nikko is the cable car, which will take you directly to Fisherman's Wharf on the San Francisco Bay. One of San Francisco's most popular attractions features a multitude of activities for all ages.

Enjoy a live show while you walk as talented street performers are as prevalent and entertaining as the sea lions that have taken up permanent residence at Pier 39. Get an up-close-and-personal look at San Francisco's underwater life at the Aquarium of the Bay.

Explore the Bay and its environs by taking a relaxing cruise and delight in fresh seafood lunches or dinners at any number of fine dining establishments.


Vary by merchant, restaurant, and activity.


Vary by merchant, restaurant, and activity.


  • Annual Crab Feed
  • Fourth of July Fireworks
  • Fleet Week


  • Dining
  • Street Performers
  • Cruises
  • Shopping
  • Sea Lion Center
  • Aquarium


  • What is the best dining at Fisherman's Wharf?
    Naturally, there are a number of seafood restaurants at Fisherman's Wharf but all have their own twist. Alioto's features Sicilian recipes while Castagnola's combines award-winning fish dishes with a chophouse menu starring grass-fed, grain-finished beef. Asian cuisine is also available at Hana Zen where you'll savor sushi, sashimi, noodles, and chicken teriyaki. And don't forget dessert at the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop.
  • What shops are at Fisherman's Wharf?
    If you're looking for the perfect gift for someone back home or for yourself, you'll find it at one of the many fine retail stores at Fisherman's Wharf. Check out Only San Francisco, which features a huge collection of souvenirs and clothing. The Shell Cellar boasts everything from seashells to ocean-inspired jewelry. And the NFL/College Shop is where you'll discover hats, jerseys, and sweatshirts with the logos of Bay Area sports teams.

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