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A Weekend in Fisherman's WharfLast month, I decided to visit one of my former homes: San Francisco. Instead of sticking to my own stomping ground of North Beach, we ventured to nearby Fisherman’s Wharf. Despite being next door neighborhoods, with only a fifteen minute walk separating the two areas, Fisherman’s Wharf feel world’s apart.
Rather than renting an apartment for the week, I decided to give some of the local hotels a try. I spent my first two nights at the Argonaut Hotel right in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. As a boutique property, you really get a sense of place as soon as you walk through the doors. Inspired by the Greek legend and Gold Rush-era adventurers, the Argonaut touts a very nautical theme throughout.
My suite was very spacious and really felt like I was living in a beach town, albeit a luxurious one. Exposed brick, plush furnishings and a sleek bathroom are nice touches, as are the nautical decor accents like embroidered pillows and sand-dollar accented lamps. Best of all, was the view of the wharf from my second floor suite, reminding me that the water’s edge is a short walk away.
In terms of location, the Argonaut couldn’t be situated in a better spot. The historic San Francisco cable car has a stop right in Fisherman’s Wharf, making it easy to tour the sights and sounds of the city. It also stops in Union Square, should you have any major shopping needs. As someone who has always had a fascination for marine mammals, I loved seeing all the lazy sea lions lounging about Pier 39.
As far as food goes, there are too many options to count. I’m a serious seafood fan, so I had a bit of a field day choosing where to eat. I went straight for the wharf views, which meant places like Fog Harbor Fish Use and the Franciscan Crab Restaurant. The Argonaut also has in-room dining, should you want to escape the crowds for an evening at "home."