Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012

<p>by &#8211; <a href="/people/angie">Angie</a>, Tour Manager, North America</p> <p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="fishermans wharf san francisco" alt="fishermans wharf san francisco" /></p> <p>Fisherman&#8217;s Wharf is one of the tourist hubs of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/san-francisco">San Francisco</a>, <span class="caps">USA</span>.</p> <p>It has an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and local nuttiness that makes it a pleasant spot to spend the afternoon. Dining options include the Hard Rock Cafe, Bubba Gump&#8217;s Shrimp Company, and Johnny Rockets, but it is highly recommended to try Boudin&#8217;s for their famous clam chowder-filled bread bowls.</p> <p>San Francisco is known for crab, so if not Boudin&#8217;s, there are several outdoor stands where you can grab a crab cake sandwich. This is also a shoppers paradise. Cheap Alcatraz T-shirts or San Francisco Giants gear is all over the place. Sites to check out include the seals that reside there, a local celebrity – The World Famous Bushman (along with other street performers), and the Musee Mecanique, a museum of antique carnival games.</p> <p>Fisherman&#8217;s Wharf is also only a brief walk to the Maritime Museum at Hyde Street Pier, the Powell-Hyde cable car line, and Alcatraz tour departures.</p>