San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf will probably take more than just one day to experience fully. There is so much to see and do, and the possibilities are endless. From visiting the historic ships along the Hyde Street Pier to taking in the unnatural wonders of the Wax Museum, there's something for everyone at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf.
Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco -
San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf has its origins in fishing, no doubt about it. Today, that maritime culture is alive and well in the crab shacks, fish markets, and boat docks throughout the neighborhood. It's also a destination for dining, shopping, entertainment, and sightseeing. The heart of Fisherman's Wharf is on Jefferson Street, where tours mingle with locals as they wait to board at the Aquatic Park cable car turn-around or sneak a peek at the latest mind-blowing display at Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco -
Only a mile and a half away from vibrant Fisherman's Wharf, the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway hotel offers guests an easy, comfortable San Francisco lodging experience. All hotel rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen LDC televisions, and plush beds with soft, cozy bedding. Facilities include two onsite restaurants, a Fitness Center, and a heated outdoor swimming pool. Our friendly staff is on hand 24/7 if you have any questions about Fisherman's Wharf restaurants and attractions, or need a map of the area.
Historic Fisherman's Wharf -
San Francisco, the City by the Bay, has its roots firmly set in the maritime industry. The earliest native settlers took advantage of the abundant fish that lived in the bay and river waters, including Dungeness crab, salmon, and halibut. Later, it was the Italian immigrants who fished the waters and established delicious seafood fare such as cioppino, a seafood stew of shellfish, fish, broth and tomatoes, perfectly enhanced by a loaf of San Francisco sourdough bread and fresh, creamery butter. Fish and food canneries established themselves along Fisherman's Wharf, along with a little chocolate company named Ghirardelli.
San Francisco Wharf Today -
Visit Fisherman's Wharf, and prepare for an all around treat. Start with a visit to the San Francisco Maritime Museum for a bit of background. Stroll over the Ghirardelli Square and visit the shops or wait in line for a signature hot fudge sundae - you won't be disappointed. Be sure to snap a photo in front of the lovely mermaid fountain. Walk down Jefferson Street, or take a bus to Pier 39. There, ride the carousel, visit the Aquarium of the Bay, and get a bowl a clam chowder. Be on the lookout for the Bush Man, who creeps up on tourists behind his movable bush. It's all part of the San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf experience. For more information, go to http://visitfishermanswharf.com/