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San Francisco Sights

Fisherman's Wharf

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Updated 01/29/2015

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It may be one of the city's best-known attractions, but the Wharf is a no-go zone for most locals, who shy away from the tourist crowds, overpriced food, and cheesy shops. If you can't resist a visit, come early to avoid the crowds and get a sense of the Wharf's functional role—it's not just an amusement park replica. Two delights amid the tackiness, both at Pier 45, are the Museé Mécanique, a repository of old-fashioned but still working penny-arcade entertainments, and the World War II–era sub the USSPampanito.

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Jefferson St. between Leavenworth St. and Pier 39, San Francisco, California, United States

Updated 01/29/2015


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