Destination guide

Welcome to Fisherman’s Wharf, a San Francisco Hotspot

Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the most popular destinations in San Francisco. Whether you’re just passing through this area or are looking for Fisherman’s Wharf vacation rentals, you should be able to have a fun and exciting stay in this locale. There are virtually unlimited reasons to Fisherman’s Wharf, including beautiful weather and a variety of entertaining activities. The Wharf provides breathtaking views of popular sites like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, and you’ll also be able to enjoy world-class restaurants and shopping, as well as fun activities like biking and sightseeing.

Things to do

Visit Beautiful and Thrilling Fisherman’s Wharf Attractions

As a popular holiday destination, Fisherman’s Wharf provides a variety of attractions that the entire family will be sure to enjoy. The most popular attraction for visitors to this area of San Francisco is Alcatraz, one of the world's most famous prisons that now serves as an interesting museum. If you’re a World War II buff, then you should be sure to tour both the SS Jeremiah O’Brien and the USS Pampanito, two historic ships that have been meticulously maintained. You should also pay a visit to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum to experience life-like wax sculptures of celebrities.


The Best Activities to Enjoy in Fisherman’s Wharf

When you’re visiting Fisherman’s Wharf, you’ll have access to almost unlimited opportunities for recreation and relaxation. The sight-seeing in this area is second to none, particularly if you’ve never enjoyed San Francisco monuments like the Golden Gate Bridge. One of the best chances for family fun in Fisherman’s Wharf is the Aquarium of the Bay, where you and your children can see gorgeous ocean life—such as sharks and eels—up close and personal. Fisherman’s Wharf also features great options for walking and biking tours, where you can explore the area and enjoy the exciting sights and sounds.


Sunny Seaside Weather at Fisherman’s Wharf

To make the most out of your stay in Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA, vacation rentals, be sure that you’re visiting during the right time of year. The best time to visit Fisherman’s Wharf is during the summer. The days are very sunny this time of year, and temperatures will generally be in the high 60s to low 70s. However, nighttime temperatures can be somewhat cool, so it’s best to carry a jacket with you. The rainy season in Fisherman’s Wharf is between December and February, so be prepared to get a little wet during these months.

Natural features

Explore the Attractive Scenery in Fisherman’s Wharf

When you venture out of your Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA vacation rentals, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Located right on the Bay, Fisherman’s Wharf provides a beautiful view of the water, particularly during sunrise and sunset when the sunlight spills across the waves. The water just outside the wharf is home to several fascinating wild animals, including the sea otter. If you can’t resist soaking up the sun and enjoying the relaxing sounds of the ocean, Fisherman’s Wharf is the best holiday destination for you and your family.

Where to stay around Fisherman's Wharf?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 725 vacation rentals near Fisherman's Wharf. From 518 Condos/Apartments to 124 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fisherman's Wharf are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fisherman's Wharf?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fisherman's Wharf:

  • Downtown: 633 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 377 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 591 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 563 vacation rentals
  • North Beach: 309 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Fisherman's Wharf?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fisherman's Wharf. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ghirardelli Square: 2,145 vacation rentals
  • Pier 39: 2,141 vacation rentals
  • Fishermans Wharf Cable Car Turnaround: 2,140 vacation rentals
  • Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf: 2,139 vacation rentals
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: 2,137 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fisherman's Wharf listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Fisherman's Wharf?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 518 Condos/Apartments in Fisherman's Wharf. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fisherman's Wharf include:

  • Houses: 124 rentals available
  • Studios: 449 rentals available
  • Hotels: 19 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fisherman's Wharf?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 73 vacation rentals with pool available in Fisherman's Wharf. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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