About 5 year(s) ago by Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Oakland/ Alameda
Located on San Francisco's north waterfront, Fisherman's Wharf is one of the city's most visited attractions. Rich in history and an icon in the Bay Area, Fisherman's Wharf offers plenty of fun things to do for everyone to enjoy, whether you're in town on business or for a family vacation.
Start your day at the wharf at the Embarcadero. Set sail on a scenic ferry ride to the abandoned prison on Alcatraz Island and take a guided tour for an authentic experience of its historic past. Stroll along Pier 39, the wharf's most popular hub, and savor fresh catch, sourdough bread, and take in the sweeping Bay views. With plenty of souvenir shops, dining, and even a Madame Tussauds Wax museum, this area alone will keep you busy for days. You'll also find the Aquarium of the Bay, 7D Experience, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, and the Sea Lion Center, all within walking distance of each other.
Over on the west end of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf is the Hyde Street Pier. Visitors can explore the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, a fleet of historic landmark vessels that have made this seaside town what it is today.
Of course, you can't come to this popular attraction without trying the freshest catch and seafood restaurants all around the wharf. Try world-class steamed crabs, take home some saltwater taffy or head to Ben and Jerry's for a sweet delight while touring. Some local favorites include Alioto's Waterside Cafe, Beach Street Grill, Fiddler's Green, Jack's Cannery Bar, and Oyster Pier.
Getting to Fisherman's wharf is a breeze. The San Francisco Bay Ferry and the Blue and Gold Fleet ferries sail from Oakland and Alameda directly to Pier 41 at Fisherman's Wharf. Visitors can park for free at the ferry terminal, a perfect way to sightsee around San Francisco without worrying about directions and traffic.
Fisherman's Wharf is just 8 miles from Hawthorn Suites Oakland Alameda. Whether you're staying with us for one night or one week, make sure to explore the history, the fun, and the food waiting for you at this iconic attraction. Check out our special offers to help sweeten the deal.