Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California
It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from
Ghirardelli Squareor Van Ness Avenueeast to Pier 35 or Kearny Street. It is best known for being the location of Pier 39, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery Shopping Center, Ghirardelli Square, a Ripley's Believe it or Notmuseum, the Musée Mécanique, the [http://www.waxmuseum.com Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf] , [http://www.forbesisland.com Forbes Island] and restaurants and stands that serve fresh seafood, most notably dungeness craband clam chowderserved in a sourdoughbread bowl. Some of the restaurants, like Pompeii's and Alioto's #8, go back for three generations of the same family ownership. Nearby Pier 45, there is a chapel in memory of the "Lost Fishermen" of San Francisco and Northern Californiathough it might not always be open everyday. Once a year, the chapel has a service for the lost fishermen.
Transportation to Fisherman's Wharf can be provided in a variety of ways. The
F Market streetcarruns through the area, the Powell-Hyde cable car lines runs to Aquatic Park, at the edge of Fisherman's Wharf, and the Powell-Mason cable car line runs a few blocks away. Other popular areas in San Francisco, such as Chinatown, Lombard Street and North Beach are all located in proximity to Fisherman's Wharf.
Fisherman's Wharf plays host to many San Francisco events, including a world-class fireworks display for Fourth of July, and some of the best views of the Fleet Week air shows.
One of The City's most popular figures is a harmless but controversial resident of Fisherman's Wharf called the
World Famous Bushman, a local street performer who sits behind some branches and startles people who walk by. He has gained notoriety during the 28 years he has been doing this.
Fisherman's wharf in popular culture
The introduction video of ABC's "
Full House" features Fisherman's Wharf, where Bob Saget, Candace Cameron, and Jodie Sweetinare fishing around in front of Alcatrazprison.
In the year 3000 in FOX's animated show
FuturamaFisherman's Wharf is renamed "Fisherman's Worf" in reference to Worf of .
Fisherman's Wharf was one of the featured raceable areas in the
Sega Dreamcastgame Metropolis Street Racer, as well as its successor, the first game in the Project Gotham Racingfranchise..
Hyde Street Pierold automobile ferry site made obsolete by the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges
49-Mile Scenic Drive
Fisherman's Wharfs in other places
F Market, the San Francisco Municipal Railwayhistoric streetcar linking the Wharf to Market Street
* [http://www.visitfishermanswharf.com Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District]
* [http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=37.807&longitude=-122.415&zoom=8 Street map from Mapquest]
* [http://www.el.com/to/fishermanswharf/ Welcome to Fisherman's Wharf] - basic information and the essential Internet resources.
* [http://www.jbmonaco.com/wharf/100.html JB Monaco Fisherman's Wharf Photo Gallery]
* [http://www.forbesisland.com Forbes Island]
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