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10 Attractions at Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco

10 attractions at Fishermans Wharf

Are you planning a visit to San Francisco and are wondering which attractions at Fishermans Wharf you should check out? For the purpose of developing a Tourist Scavenger Hunt in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighbourhood of San Francisco, we’ve come across a lot of information which we thought we’d share with you.

Nestled between the bay and the neighbourhoods of North Beach and Russian Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf extends from Pier 39 to Pier 45 on the northern tip of San Francisco. To enumerate, here are 10 attractions at Fishermans Wharf.

10 attractions at Fishermans Wharf

  1. Aquarium of the Bay
    • The Aquarium of the Bay is located at Pier 39. Encounter up to 30,000 animals found in the San Francisco Bay and along the California coast. As a matter of fact, these include sharks, octopuses, jellies, river otters and much more.
  2. 7D Experience
    • The 7D Experience is located at the end of Pier 39 and takes you on a full motion 3D interactive attraction. That is to say that a few rides are available where you are a lawman in pursuit of the bad guys with a laser pistol.
  3. Sea Lion Center
    • Pier 39, is a regular haunt for Sea Lions and so the Sea Lion Center was created here as a non-profit offering free interpretive programs.
  4. USS PampanitoUSS Pampanito
    • The USS Pampanito (SS-383, Balao class) is a decommissioned WWII submarine. It served from 1944 until 1971. The USS Pampanito berths at Pier 45 and is behind the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, next to the Musée Mécanique.
  5. SS Jeremiah O’Brien
    • The SS Jeremiah O’Brien which is a 1940’s Liberty Ship Memorial. The latter is a still active passenger vessel which served throughout WWII and beyond. Moreover, it made its way to Normandy in 1994 to commemorate Operation Overlord. The SS Jeremiah O’Brien berths at Pier 45 and is in front of the USS Pampanito, next to the Musée Mécanique.
  6. Madame Tussauds San Francisco
    • Madame Tussauds is located on the Embarcadero near Piers 43 and 45. Here you will encounter a slew of A-list actors, sports legends and international icons. You can also experience the Spirit of San Francisco.
  7. Hornblower Classic Cable Cars
    • Hornblower Classic Cable Cars is a fleet of fully restored cable cars used for City Tours departing across from the World Famous Fisherman’s Wharf Sign. Indeed, these will take you around the city and the bay.
  8. red & white fleetRed and White Fleet
    • The Red and White Fleet operate several San Francisco Bay cruises or various durations. You will see famous landmarks up close such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge. The Red and White Fleet operates from Pier 43 ½ .
  9. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
    • Is there anything more touristy than Ripley’s? Yet there is a constant and steady stream of people walking in to check out the weirdest artefacts and stories in this Odditorium. It is located next to Madame Tussauds at Pier 43.
  10. The San Francisco Dungeon
    • The San Francisco Dungeon is an indoor interactive historic, dramatic and thrill ride that brings to life the Bay Area’s darker history. Experience 9 mini-plays reenacting the Gold Rush, the Barbary Coast criminal gangs, Alcatraz as well as Shanghai Kelly.

We invite you to try our San Francisco Tourist Scavenger Hunt. It is a 2-hour guided walking tour throughout the heart of San Francisco you do on your mobile phone (how it works).  It only costs $30 for your group. Moreover, you will enjoy seeing these attractions and much more while completing challenges and learning about San Francisco’s history.

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