The scenic waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf used to be the center of San Francisco's fishing industry. It is now the center of the tourism industry.
Pier 39, America's third most visited tourist attraction, hosts a colony of sea lions. Ghirardelli Square, once a chocolate factory, is now a shopping and restaurant complex. Aquatic Park features a beach and a long pier spiraling into the Bay, and adjacent Hyde Street Pier has the Balclutha and other historic ships on display.
The popular boat sightseeing tours to Alcatraz Island, Sausalito and Tiburon depart from Fisherman's Wharf.
Hotels near Fisherman's Wharf let visitors stay right in the middle of the action with easy access to the Marina district, The Presidio and all other city attractions.