Fisherman's Wharfview website
The Embarcadero and Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman's Wharf Description
It's touristy (lined with the requisite street vendors and souvenir shops), and it doesn't really have anything to do with fishing anymore, but there's a reason why visitors flock to Fisherman's Wharf: There's a lot to do there, particularly for kids. All ages will love the Wax Museum and the Haunted Gold Mine, though our favorite is the charming Muse Mcanique.
Pre-Teens & Teens: Older kids will love grossing each other out at Ripley's Believe It or Not.
- Mind the crowds. Fisherman's Wharf is one of the most popular tourist spots in the country, and unsurprisingly, crowds can become a nuisance to parents of young children -- or if you have more than one kid to keep an eye on. You may want to visit on a weekday, and avoid holidays.
- Bring your appetite. Plan your trip to Fisherman's Wharf around a meal and try some local favorites, such as fresh sourdough bread and Dungeness crab.
Just the Facts
Recommended Time: Half day
Reviews of Fisherman's Wharf
By messik November 19, 2007
What we loved:
The sea lion refuge, fresh sea food, giant crab in front of the Aquarium
What we didn't love:
Dont go there without a stroller... even if your little one can walk! Mine got tired really fast so I had to carry him all the way and back. There was a huge warship docked at the top of the pier, so Michael enjoyed the view of it while his 3-month-old sister fell asleep in the stroller. The parking was horrible, we parked very far then had to walk there. Overall, great experience except for the walking, a must-see for anyone visiting SF. Read More