The Insider's Walk of Fisherman's Wharf: Sea Lions, Chocolate, Chowder & Pinball

San Francisco, CA

  • The master at work.  Adding the cream to Irish Coffee.
  • Sea lions sun themselves near Pier 39.
  • Soaking up the sun.
  • The Boudin Bakery.
  • Sourdough and all sorts of other breads on display.
  • The scene at the Musee Mecanique.
  • Coin operated peep show boxes, love testers and more.
  • The Fisherman's and Seaman's Memorial Chapel.
  • A view inside. Note the plaques on the wall.
  • Sculpture, paintings and mixed media in the ZK Gallery.
  • Irish Coffee at The Buena Vista Cafe bar.
  • The Buena Vista Cafe.
  • Enter the Original Chocolate Shop.
  • Some of the machinery used to make chocolate.

2 hours and 15 minutes
1.2 mi
Guided by Jason

Fisherman's Wharf is both one of the most popular parts of San Francisco for tourists and the most avoided neighborhoods for residents. But the locals are missing out. Whether you are local or an out-of-towner, come explore the authentic, unique and best of Fisherman's Wharf. Spot the sea lions at play, discover a hidden antique arcade and stumble upon some of the city's culinary classics. This is the insider's tour of Fisherman's Wharf.

About Your Guide
I am all about exploring local history, architecture, food and art to learn about how places came to be. You can find me in search of hidden places, the best dim sum, secret speakeasies, skyline vistas and other ingredients to build the perfect day.

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Guide Points
  1. The Sea Lions of Pier 39
  2. Boudin Sourdough Factory
  3. Musée Mécanique
  4. Fisherman's and Seaman's Memorial Chapel
  5. ZK Gallery
  6. Buena Vista Cafe
  7. The Original Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

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