This district was once the city's main fishing dock, but it's now mostly a commercial tourist center shunned by locals. Historic ships and active fishing boats still dock here, and local kiosks serve a respectable fried fish sandwich. Sunbathing sea lions, candy shops and street performers around Pier 39 also make the area family-friendly. Ferries to Alcatraz island depart from Pier 33.
Getting Around San Francisco
The best way to get around San Francisco is by walking, taxi and public transit. Parking can be expensive ($20-$40 depending on location). Street parking can be difficult to find and is often limited to two hours or less. San Francisco's MUNI operates trolleys, cable cars, and buses throughout the city. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) serves as a major artery of San Francisco as well as several surrounding cities.
Nearby Airports
  • San Francisco International Airport-SFO
  • Oakland International Airport-OAK
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport-SJC
Airport Taxis
  • From SFO-$37
  • From OAK-$50
  • From SJC-$145
Things to Do and See Near Fisherman's Wharf