View of Fisherman's Wharf, San FranciscoStrolling west from Pier 39, you'll pass numerous bike rental shops, gift shops, and fleets of cruise ships. Continue until you reach the bustling seafood vendors famous for their fresh crab sandwiches and clam chowder served in sourdough bread bowls. For a more upscale dining experience, explore the restaurants located directly on the docks.

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Close to the wharf, visit the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, a fully operational Liberty-class warship, or delve into the oddities at the "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" museum.

Fisherman's Wharf, San FranciscoAfter dining, continue west along Beach or Jefferson Streets. This area is alive with street performers and arts and crafts vendors showcasing their talents, from steel drum performances to live guitar music.

At Beach and Hyde, you'll find Aquatic Park and one of the main Cable Car stations. Here, you can end your walk and take a Cable Car to another destination or continue to Ghirardelli Square, home to famous chocolates and delightful treats like Kara's Cupcakes.

Don't miss experiencing the historic cable cars, the last manually operated system of its kind in the world, offering a unique way to see the city alongside locals and visitors alike. If you're up for an adventure, consider a bay cruise to see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and possibly some local wildlife like sea lions and dolphins.

Fisherman's Wharf, San FranciscoFor those interested in unique dining experiences, Ghirardelli Square offers not just shopping but also a chance to indulge in a famed hot fudge sundae at the Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Store. On cooler days, the sea salt caramel hot chocolate is a must-try​.

Explore more of the waterfront by visiting Musée Mécanique at Pier 45, a collection of mechanically operated musical instruments and arcade games where you can play antique games​.

For a dose of history, step aboard the USS Pampanito, a WWII submarine and museum that offers a glimpse into naval history right on the Wharf​.

Finally, for those who enjoy the nightlife, Fisherman's Wharf also hosts a variety of bars and pubs, from the classic Irish vibes at The Buena Vista Cafe, famous for its Irish coffee, to the more laid-back atmosphere of Wipeout Bar & Grill at Pier 39​​.