Leaving your heart at Fisherman's Wharf

    Pier 39 sunset
    Rick snider
    16 Dec 2014
    Clock 50min      Length2mi
    Rating
    3 ratings
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Stroll along the famous Fisherman's Wharf where we'll enjoy great sightlines of the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. There's shopping, seals, seafood, ships and more, but this is no mere tourist area. Fisherman’s Wharf is not even just an eternal gateway to the Pacific Ocean – it’s a portal into life’s wonderment.

    From Pier 33 and the Alcatraz ferry, we'll walk through Pier 39 with its fabulous stores and sights of the bay area. We'll play games in an antique arcade, step aboard World War II ships and dine on some of the best sidewalk seafood and sourdough bread in the world. Good thing we're walking, because you'll need to build up an appetite for delicious shrimp and crabs right off the boats. Come on - let's go have a memorable day.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz ferry, The Embarcadero, Aquarium of the Sea, Pier 39

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    1398 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Alcatraz ferry, The Embarcardero, Aquarium of the Sea, Pier 39, Bubba Gump Shrimp Factory, Blue and Gold Fleet, Red and White Fleet, Ferry Arch, Boudin Bakery, SS Jeremiah O'Brien, Musee Mecanique, USS Pampanito.

    Best time to walk:

    The tour is fine anytime from dawn to dusk, but works best after 9 a.m. when stores are open. At night, crowds tend to swell and views diminish.

    Precautions:

    Like all major cities, be aware of your surroundings. The wharf area is a popular tourist attraction so there's always a secure presence.

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