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Fisherman´s Wharf is a popular tourist site in San Francisco
) . This seafront area is located in the northern part of the city. The Fisherman´s Wharf is a busy area where recreational activities meet with maritime and commercial activities. It is the place where merchant ships, sport fishing boats and cruisers land. Historic buildings of the Fisherman´s Wharf are located on Piers 43 (The Ferry Arch) and Pier 45, and it is a great combination of of various architectural styles and materials. There are numerous lanes, passageways, arcades, little shops, restaurants, street artists , all that underlined by beautiful views of the bay, the historic ships and the Alcatraz, which creates an authentic atmosphere. In the Fisherman´s Wharf area you can get in touch with the maritime and fishing history of this region. Most of the Fisherman´s Wharf waterfront is accessible to public.
Fisherman´s Wharf, a very distinctive part of San Francisco, gives you a chance to get to know a number of interesting tourist sites - the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Aquarium of the Bay, the Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, the Musée Mécanique, the Wax Museum - and, when you are tired of sightseeing, also e.g. a floating restaurant Forbes Island or old family restaurants. You can make your visit of Fisherman´s Wharf even more interesting when you take a ride in a historic tram line F Market & Wharves. Perhaps you will spot a Californian sea lion as well.
The famous Alcatraz Island is about 2.5km away from Fisherman´s Wharf.
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Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:21:56 PM