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Fisherman's Wharf, CA Vacation Packages

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Top Vacation Package Deals in Fisherman's Wharf

Oasis Inn
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Embassy Hotel
Courtyard San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
InterContinental Mark Hopkins, an IHG Hotel

Where to stay in Fisherman's Wharf

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Top Hotels in Fisherman's Wharf

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
4 out of 5
2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $142 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
4.1/5Very Good! (2,559 reviews)
"Hotel was clean."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
4 out of 5
250 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $179 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
4/5Very Good! (2,281 reviews)
"Great location across from Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. Lots of family fun activities to do (pool, ping pong, Jenga, giant connect four and multiple fire pits) in the hotel common areas when you need some down time from the city."

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
Hotel Caza Fisherman’s Wharf
Hotel Caza Fisherman’s Wharf
4 out of 5
1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $159 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
4.3/5Excellent! (254 reviews)
"Great service by Rolando. He was helpful and allowed us to check in earlier. Gave us wonderful tips about the city. Would suggest everyone to use hotel and would definitely come back."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

Hotel Caza Fisherman’s Wharf
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf

This waterfront neighborhood dates back to the gold rush era and is a hub for tourist activities, sea lions and seafood restaurants. The traditional waterfront life on this historic wharf founded in the mid-1800s has long since faded, with only a few fishing boats now serving a handful of local restaurants. For generations, Chinese and then Italian immigrants mined the rich ocean. The Italian fishermen were as colorful as the tiny wooden boats they sailed into the bay, singing arias while hunting for oysters, shrimp and Dungeness crabs and then selling their catch in stands along the wharf. While these craftsmen are no longer there, the festive environment of the wharf has been preserved.  

Fisherman’s Wharf is now a thriving shopping and entertainment hub with souvenir stores, clam chowder stands, upscale seafood restaurants, museums and street performers. It’s a bustling day-and-night carnival that extends from Ghirardelli Square at the wharf’s west end to Pier 39 and its amusing sea lion population at the east end. The sea lions, who live on floating wooden platforms beside the pier for most of the year, are among San Francisco’s most famous and verbal residents.

For some old-fashioned fun, spend some time at the Musee Mecanique, an interactive collection of mechanical machines and penny arcades. Mingle with wax figures of your favorite movies stars at Madame Tussauds or experience what life was like aboard a World War II submarine with a visit to the USS Pampanito. If you have a few hours free, head to Pier 33 and catch a ferry to Alcatraz Island.

There are plenty of dining options here, from sidewalk stands to cafés and restaurants, with seafood front-and-center on many menus. However, you can also find Italian, Chinese and other sumptuous ethnic offerings. Many restaurants offer a quiet respite in which to refuel as well as great views of the ocean, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge. 

The best way to visit this neighborhood is by public transport and on foot. Parking is available in the vicinity of the wharf but it’s not cheap. To really get you in the feel for old-time San Francisco, jump on the Powell/Mason cable car line and you'll land only a couple of blocks south of Fisherman's Wharf. The rattle and clang of the typically San Francisco transport adds to the spirit of the journey.

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