San Francisco, an authentic lore of culture and action centre, offers a vast range of inspirational activities in almost every district and part of the city, thus being an ideal destination for pretty much all types of vacationers - from adventurous singles to families and co-workers going on an active trip together.
One of the most vibrant and culturally diverse parts of San Francisco is the Fisherman’s Wharf. Along with your museums, historical sightseeing and Alcatraz touring, you should definitely devote some time to discover the secrets of the Fisherman’s Wharf and have fun there with your friends or family!
Below, you will get an idea of the things you can do and see there… and fuel your determination to visit the place!
- Check out the Aquarium of the Bay
If you are a nature enthusiast and just love animals, then the Aquarium of the Bay is the perfect spot to set off your Fisherman’s Wharf adventure.
Naturally, the Aquarium is centred on local marine life. Its maze of glass tunnels gives visitors a chance to marvel at more than 20,000 aquatic creatures, from menacing sharks to jellyfish! If you plan to have children with you, make sure you take them to the “Touch the Bay” exhibit.
- Board the Angel Island Round Trip Ferry
Aside from offering some truly mesmerising views of the San Francisco skyline, the Angel Island is one of the most significant and popular sites in the San Francisco Bay. Designated as a California Historical Landmark, the Angel Island has a long and tragic past, serving as a military installation during the World War II for POWs and residents of Japanese extraction, as well as a concentration centre in the 19th century for immigrants from the far east that were deemed unwelcome.
- Segway Tour
Moving graciously amid the crowds on a two-wheeled vehicle while learning all sorts of exciting things about the Wharf and San Francisco’s legendary past will probably be the most treasured of your memories from your visit to the City of the Bay.
By far the best way to tour around San Francisco, a well-organised Segway Tour will take you to its most important sights and attractions in less than two hours, led by experienced and knowledgeable local guides that will regale you with tales from San Francisco’s thrilling history.
- Visit Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussaud’s in San Francisco features seven themed galleries and is home to numerous wax lifelike figures, famed for their expressional vivacity and attention to detail, including recreations of famous historical figures, artists and athletes. One exhibit is dedicated to the most significant cultural and historical moments of San Francisco itself, aptly named the “Spirit of San Francisco.”
- Join a Wine Country Tour
Note that this one is a day trip starting in the area and taking you out to the most important wineries of California, not just an activity within Wharf limits. Still, it is definitely worth it.
A bus will pick you up and take you all the way to Napa and Sonoma, allowing you to savour some of the best local wines, learn about their production and history, as well as dive into the famed Californian wine culture. At the end of the tour, the bus will bring you back to the Fisherman’s Wharf.
Haven’t made up your mind yet? Book your Segway San Francisco Tour today!