Sightseeing, Dining, and More at Fisherman's Wharf
Enjoy a day of shopping, sightseeing, and dining in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, one of San Francisco's most popular neighborhoods.
Fisherman's Wharf is as iconic to San Francisco as the Golden Gate Bridge and the historic Cable Cars. This area dates back to the 1800s during the California gold rush when Italian immigrants came to San Francisco looking for jobs, and prosperity. Many settled in North Beach and what is now known as Fisherman's Wharf. These fishermen found great success in the San Francisco Bay, catching Dungeness crab and other local delicacies to sell from their boats.
The wharf started to transform in the '70s & '80s into a bustling tourist destination. Seeing the fishing vessels come and go, mend nets, and bring in the catch of the day became a fun activity for both locals and tourists. In 2010, the neighborhood was further developed, turning it into the hub of culture, food, and industry that it is today! When exploring, look for little bits of history along the piers and waterfront area, you can't miss them!