Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco

We’ve been to several marinas with restaurants, boat tours, and amusement rides over the years. Some that come to mind are the Navy Pier in Chicago, the  marina in Cabo San Lucas, and Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. We had a great time shopping, eating, and watching the sea lions while we were there. It is a wonderful place for the whole family as well as for couples with lots to do. The smell of the salt air, the fresh seafood, the views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge all make visiting the wharf an amazing experience.

Sea Lions on the Pier

Sea Lions on the Pier

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf

We ate incredible clam chowder for lunch with traditional San Francisco sourdough bread while we were at pier 39. For dinner we went to a very nice restaurant called Scoma’s, which was fairly expensive but well worth the money. There were several dinner cruise options that will take you out into the bay to see Alcatraz close-up, but we chose not to do that on this particular trip back in 2014.

Dessert at Scoma's

Dessert at Scoma’s

Fog Close UpYes, it can be a little touristy, but we felt that it was still worth visiting. You can easily spend hours just watching the sea lions as they dive off of the docks or chest-butt each other to express their superiority over each other. The carousel and the arcades are certainly a lot of fun and there are plenty of shops to buy some souvenirs. The food, however, is the star of the show as far as we’re concerned. Fisherman’s Wharf is definitely worth visiting if you’re in San Francisco , you won’t be disappointed.



Sea Lions Playing at Pier 39

Sea Lions Playing at Pier 39


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10 Responses to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco

  1. I have been many times and somehow, for some reason, I love it, despite the kitschy tourist feel. Nothing like holding sourdough bread bowl with piping hot chowder, or having fresh deep friend calamari from a paper plate.

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  2. Bea dM says:

    Never been! California I’ve purposely kept for when I’ll have time for a long USA roadtrip … like your yummy dessert at the end of the meal 🙂

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  3. Sarah says:

    I’m not really a city person, but San Francisco is a great experience. Especially the Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge. It’s on my list of places to re visit at some point. 🙂

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  4. dinkytravels says:

    My favourite US city…. So far!

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