There is a lot to do near San Francisco vacation homes, including hours and even days of activities, events and other fun things found at Fisherman's Wharf. It is hard to decide which is the most exciting attraction when there is everything from sea lions to shopping. No matter what your preference, there is plenty to do and see at Fisherman's Wharf, when you are visiting San Francisco.
If you love fresh seafood, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants that line the wharf and are just minutes away from San Francisco vacation homes. Crab stands, a fresh sourdough bakery and traditional restaurants and food shops line the wharf. This area has something for everyone, no matter what your taste. From Alioto's Italian cuisine overlooking the bay to the family run Annie's Hot Dog and Pretzel stand, to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Factory, you are sure to find food that is fresh and fantastically delicious.
Entertainment, Shopping and Street Performers
If you are looking for a little entertainment, at Fisherman's Wharf many great adventures await you and with a location so close to many vacation homes, you won't miss a thing.
- Street performers play a big part in the day to day culture and tradition of Fisherman's Wharf. Just a few that offer their services in hopes of tips are local artists, magicians, mimes, musicians, jugglers, human statues and clowns.
- Nighttime offers a whole new set of things to do with comedy clubs, theaters, and live music and dancing.
- Alcatraz, the infamous prison used in the time of the Civil War, and located on an island in the bay, also has the pleasure of calling Fisherman's Wharf its home. You can take a boat ride to the island and tour the "inescapable" prison.
- Shopping is an inescapable pleasure on Fisherman's Wharf and with hundreds of little shops and street stands you can find everything from handmade jewelry to magic shops.
Cable Cars and Hyde Street Pier
Cable Cars and the historic ships that line Hyde Street Pier offer two unique to San Francisco experiences. Cable Cars are literally the only historic landmark that you can ride. These famous cars are run by overhead cables, and you can not only ride them through the city, but at the cable car museum you can view exactly how they operate and learn their history. Also, located on the wharf, is the Hyde Street Pier, which houses some of the largest historical ships in United States history. You can experience the pier hands-on, with a guided tour, or view it from the outside looking in.
Last, but certainly not least are the hundreds of sea lions that daily line the area on the famous Pier 39. These sea lions love to show off for crowds and you can also often find them lounging around, waiting on their next meal.
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