on November 14, 2012
Fisherman's Wharf is basically a tourist trap with restaurants trying to lure people in and lots of souvenir shops as well. We spent only about an hour here. We walked about, lots of people and some street performers. In one sense its better than what has happened to many seafront wharfs in many places which have fallen into disrepair due to lack of use. So I suppose that this is as good a use as any. While it is touristy, and I personally wouldn't want to spent much time here, its kind of got that touristy holiday feeling that isn't in other parts of a city. It was busy the day we were there but we managed to get some food for lunch without having to go and sit in a restaurant somewhere - but there are only a few benches and things that you might find to sit down - they want you up moving about spending money and to buy food to sit down in a restaurant. Its somewhere that should be on your list as a tourist to San Francisco but know it is touristy, and so plan accordingly how much time and money you want to spend here. For me two hours would probably be plenty. But then again if I went to San Francicso again for a few days I would go again.
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