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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are three routes you can choose from:
Powell-Hyde Line (Blue line)
Powell-Mason Line (Green line)
California Line (Red Line)
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).
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.
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.
8. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum
If you want to look at some weird stuff, come in Ripley Museum.
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!
10. Enjoy Free Arts & Street Performance
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.
You may like nearby attractions :
- Lombard Street San Francisco
- Chinatown San Francisco
- Google HQ at Silicon Valley
- University Stamford
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I love SF! However, I have never done many of the items you have listed. I need to try some of them out on my next trip this summer.
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!
San Fran is on my bucket list! My friend just recently blogged about her visit. I love the pictures, looks like it was a lot of fun!
The San Francisco Icon – Cable Car sounds such a fun ride! I would also love to visit the dungeon 🙂
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.
I always appreciate the “10 things to do” when going places. Your list is very interesting – I’m pinning it for later:)
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.
I love any post about the USA and California and New York are places I really want to visit.