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Spend The Day At Fisherman’s Wharf

May 5, 2012 4:36 PM

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San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has long been known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Take a daytrip tour of this world-famous landmark and discover its history, colorful characters and of course, great places to eat, including some of the best seafood for under 10 bucks.

Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf
145 Jefferson Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 202-0402
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Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, the world famous Wax Museum draws some 18 million visitors every year. Three generations of the Fong family have kept the Wax Museum a vital and changing San Francisco attraction. Don’t miss the Chamber of Horrors or the spectacular re-creation of King Tut’s Tomb.

Costarella Seafood
Pier 45
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 674-0175
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Twenty years and still going strong, Costarella Seafood is considered some of the freshest catch on the bay. Owner Bob Costarella sells only fish that is considered sustainable by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.

A. La Rocca Seafood, Inc.
Pier 45 Box 2
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 771-4134
www.laroccaseafood.com

A. La Rocca Sea Food has been delivering top quality seafood to San Francisco’s finest restaurants and hotels since 1906. Owners, Michael, Nicholas, and Paul La Rocca are proud to be the fourth generation to run the family business.

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USS Pampanito (SS-383)
Pier 45
Fisherman’s Wharf
Taylor and Embarcadero Streets
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 775-1943
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USS Pampanito is a World War II Balao class Fleet submarine museum and memorial that is open for visitors daily at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. This amazing World War II submarine took nine months to build. Pampanito made six patrols in the Pacific during World War II during which she sank six Japanese ships and damaged four others. Operated by the Maritime Park Association, it’s one of of the most popular historic vessels in the country.

Scoma’s
Pier 47
Al Scoma Way
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 771-4383
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This family-owned restaurant first opened its doors in 1965 when brothers Al and Joe Scoma took over the six seat coffee shop serving fishermen on the wharf. Starting with their mother’s recipe collection, the Scoma brothers’ humble café is now a delicious tradition with unsurpassed San Francisco Bay views.

Musee Mecanique
Pier 45: SHED B
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 346-2000
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Musee Mecanique is one of the world’s largest privately owned collections of mechanically operated musical instruments and antique arcade machines.
There are over 200 arcades here — some dating back to the 1800s like the reknown “Laffing Sal”, “Susie the Can-Can Dancer” and the fascinating “Carnival.”

Hyde Street Pier
Visitor Information
(415) 447-5000
www.nps.gov

The Hyde Street Pier is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Various historical ships are anchored to the pier, some available for self-guided or docent-led tours. This is a terrific spot for kids of all ages to explore some vintage boats and learn about local maritime history.

Argonaut Hotel
495 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 563-0800
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You’ll feel like a local when you stay at the Argonaut Hotel. The hotel’s original 1907 style architecture still embodies elements of the nautical history of San Francisco in its heyday. Luxurious, yet affordable, The Argonaut is pet-friendly and offers guests a wine hour every evening.

Sally’s Famous Fishwich
Pier 43 1/2
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 362-7733

Hard to believe that anything this big is actually healthy. The Sally’s Famous Fishwich is so big they even give you the option of a halfwich. It’s made from haddock, from the cod family which is very low in fat, calories, but high in protein. For under ten bucks, it’s one of the best deals in town.

Blue Mermaid
471 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 771-2222
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The Blue Mermaid is named after the exquisitely beautiful creature that is said to call the waters of San Francisco Bay her home. Complementing a decadent lineup of chowders (six different types in all) are breakfast, lunch and dinner menus the entire family will enjoy.

Norman’s Ice Cream
2801 Leavenworth Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 346-3046
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Hidden inside The Cannery, Norman’s Ice Cream is the perfect spot to top off a day of sightseeing. Try their award-winning chocolate fudge sundaes.

wacky jacky Spend The Day At Fishermans Wharf

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Wacky Jacky
Captain Jacky Douglas
Berth #1 in the main harbor right on Jefferson Street (a few feet from Castagnola’s).
Office: (415) 586-9800 Cell: (415) 760-9359
www.wackyjackysportfishing.com

A trip aboard the Wacky Jacky is all about fun. Enjoy great views and a chance to go fishing for salmon, bass, halibut and great white. The $15 Sunset Cruise is the best deal on the wharf.

Ready for your next adventure? Head over to Eye on the Bay’s Family & Pets section and discover the best of the Bay.

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