Essential San Francisco

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San Francisco

GPS-directed

Remote Tour Included

2hrs

2km

Fisherman’s Wharf, is rooted in the city’s history, from the 19th century Gold Rush to the present day. We’ll learn about its fascinating history, from a fishing dock to a high-traffic tourist attraction.

Avoid the Crowds

Allows you to explore without having to be shoulder-to-shoulder in a large tour group

Created by an exceptional travel writer

Written by a travel writer, who uses her hard-earned Master’s degree in history to dig deep into the history of the world’s greatest cities

GPS Directions

Easy-to-follow GPS directions to get you from one point to the next on your tour

Highlights include:

Hyde Street Pier, Ghirardelli Square, and Pier 45

Remote Tour Included

As with all our tours, a remote tour is included that can be enjoyed from home

Itinerary

Fisherman’s Wharf

  1. Aquatic Park Pier - This curved pier offers excellent views of San Francisco Bay, the northern edge of the city, Alcatraz Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
  2. Maritime Museum - The former bathhouse constructed in Aquatic Park in the 1930s. Today, it houses exhibits related to the development of ship technology and the maritime industry.
  3. Ghirardelli Square - The former warehouse that produced Ghirardelli Chocolate, a Gold Rush import that became one of the most famous chocolate companies in the world.
  4. Hyde Street Cable Car Turnaround - This is a crucial element of the Powell-Hyde cable car line, where the single cable car has to be physically turned the other way.
  5. Hyde Street Pier - This was a canning factory for Del Monte Foods until it closed in 1937. The processing center was converted into a retail space, providing unique options for dining and shopping.
  6. The Cannery - This was a canning factory for Del Monte Foods until it closed in 1937. The processing center was converted into a retail space, providing unique options for dining and shopping.
  7. Tarantino's - Tarantino’s is one of many Italian eateries on the corner of Jefferson and Taylor Street, frequented by tourists and locals. Yet, it has a very surprising history!
  8. Al Scoma Way - Al Scoma turned a small restaurant into one of the most successful independently-owned restaurants in the world. He became a legend in Fisherman's Wharf and beyond, so much so that the city named a street after him.
  9. Pier 45 - Home to two historic vessels, the USS Pampanito and the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, both of which saw military service during World War II.

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