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"Why waste your time?" Fisherman's Wharf Tip by RblWthACoz

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco: 76 reviews and 50 photos

This has to be one of the gaudiest tourist traps around. They rarely get more obnoxious than this. Fisherman's Wharf is a horrible example of what San Francisco is and what it has to offer. It's no wonder that people who live here HATE it there. There are just so many reasons to despise this place. If you want places to eat...there are SO many that are SO much better. If you want shopping, there are loads of boutiques that are better to spend your money on. Why waste your time and money.

Unique Suggestions: Visit the only three redeeming qualities of the area.

1 - The Maritime Museum
2 - Hyde Street Pier
3 - the cable cars (take a ride and see Lombard Street)

Fun Alternatives: For restaurants, there are numerous places that are worth checking out. Too many to mention. For shopping, Haight street still has a very wide variety of boutiques and shops, even though it still has a thick tourist edge.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 15, 2006
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