Activities & Resources
Fisherman's Wharf050in San Francisco, CA
about Fisherman's Wharf:
There are a number of great attractions to visit here including the Wax Museum, Ripley's Believe it or Not, and the Aquarium of the Bay. Each commands a steep admissions fee - between $8 and $13 - but look for discounts in tourist publications along the street. And, of course you?ll find plenty of souvenir shops.
Still, the Wharf is colorful, noisy, crawling with street performers, and has plenty for kids to get excited about. Here's where you can catch the ferry to Alcatraz (at Pier 33) or Angel Island, (at Pier 41) or walk over to Pier 39, a waterside festival marketplace with shops, restaurants, and family attractions - and watch the sea lions splash around!
Just up the street is Ghiradelli's Ice Cream Parlor, once the site of a real ice cream factory, and now the purveyor of colossal sundaes with names like Alcatraz Rock and Golden Gate Banana Split. The pier at the edge of Fisherman's Wharf is the site of the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, which has five sailing ships you can climb on and poke around in.