Top 10 things to do in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco California USA


Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the busiest tourist attraction in San Francisco. It is not very far from the Golden Gate Bridge, about 12 mins drive and 1-2 hour walk.  Check out some of the things you could do in Fisherman’s Wharf at San Francisco.

1.Rent a bike 

Rent a bike from the Fisherman’s Wharf and ride up to the Golden Gate Bridge then come back by ferry.

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

2. Alcatraz Island

Get on ferry and visit Alcatraz Island!  There is an old military prison which locked away America’s worst prisoners.  If you like some dark history, this little island is the place, just 1.5 miles from mainland San Francisco.

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

3. GoCar Tours San Francisco

If you like something very cute, then do a 2-3 hour ride on GoCar. I am sure it won’t disappoint you and it will take you to places you wanted to explore. It is a talking car which has a GPS and will tell you story about San Francisco City.

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

4. Hornblower Classic Cable Cars

Get on to one of this classic and go through the neighborhoods of San Francisco. The great part of this classic car is there is no glass that will block your view when you are taking pictures.

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

5. San Francisco Icon – Cable Car 

Try out to one of these icon in San Francisco, also known as the world’s last manually operated cable car. It is the public transport operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway.

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

There are three routes you can choose from:

Powell-Hyde Line (Blue line)
Powell-Mason Line (Green line)
California Line (Red Line)

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

Some of the old cable cars were built as early as 1890 s but most being restored and are in service. The cable cars are all in different liveries, representing the tram liveries of many different US cities, and even the liveries of European cities can be seen here.  There is number listed at each cable cars, 1056 (top pic) and 1074 – (below pic).

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

6. Madame Tussauds San Francisco

If you are a fan of Mark Zuckerberg, then come in to SF wax museum and have fun taking pictures with all the stars, celebrities & politician. Robin William standing at the door to welcome you.

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

7. San Francisco Dungeon

The Dungeon is just next to the Wax Museum. You get plenty of surprises from the skilled actors and you will get entertained under the basement dungeon.

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

8. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum

If you want to look at some weird stuff, come in Ripley Museum.

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

9. Pier 39

Pier 39 is a must see attractions in Fisherman’s Wharf. It is located at the edge of the Fisherman’s Wharf, very close to Chinatown. There is a shopping center and an Aquarium of the Bay.  Most importantly you can catch a glimpse of the California sea lions at Pier 39!

Pier 39 Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

10. Enjoy Free Arts & Street Performance

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

Final Thoughts : 

If you are coming to Fisherman’s Wharf, use public transportation because parking cost a bomb.  Half a day cost up to USD $40.00.  What I like best about Fisherman’s Wharf is the old antique cable cars running up and down which make it such an icon in San Francisco.

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California USA

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8 Replies to “Top 10 things to do in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco California USA”

  1. The GoCar Tours and Alcatraz are definitely my favorites!! Need to check these out soon! Planning a trip to the California area next summer! Can’t wait!

  2. San Francisco is so beautiful, Ii is so on the top of my bucket list and I am planning to visit this year. This is a great list for the first time visitors like me, bookmarking this post.

  3. I always enjoy these type of posts and find them really informative for people wanting to travel. I like that you made some really good recommendations like using public transport.

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