As a San Francisco resident, I avoid Fisherman's Wharf like the plague. But when my friends come into town, I love showing them the sea lions who are always there taking naps in the sun or the fog.
Well worth the crowds you have to brave to get there.
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Hit this location early on a Sunday morning, so we thankfully missed the serious tourist crowds. It was actually very peaceful and beautiful in the marina, but normally Fisherman's Wharf is known for it's insane tourist crowds, t-shirt shops and bars. It's a neat area and it is something I would recommend to see while in San Francisco, however I prefered the quite calm of an early Sunday to the craze of a Saturday night.
My host French family visiting from Paris. I lived with Rita, Jean Paul & Lisa (pictured with my son) in Paris while teaching conversational English. Rita & Jean Paul are both directors at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. Learning conversational English is crucial for Jean Paul & Rita who collaborate with artist from all over the world whose do not speak French. They came all the way over to California to see the state and visit my boys and me.