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Things to Do in San Francisco: Top Sights and Attractions

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#2. Fishermans' Wharf, Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square
Things to Do in San Francisco: Top Sights and Attractions

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

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Together, these three waterfront sights encompass much of the stereotypical San Francisco vacation trip and our readers say they're the #1 things to do in San Francisco.

Most visitors take in all three sights together, since they're all in the same area.

Pros and Cons

Many people feel they haven't visited San Francisco unless they've seen these long-standing tourist spots - but the area gets tireder every year and even the street performers haven't come up with anything new in a decade. In other parts of the city, you'll see locals enjoying themselves as much as the tourists, but most San Franciscans refuse to set foot in the area - perhaps they have good reason.

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See where they are on a map. They're the blue, green and orange markers with a dot in the middle.

Don't Take Our Word For It

See how Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square stack up against other top attractions in this reader poll.

You'll see how others rate each attraction below - from Yuck! to Awesome! For your reference, everyone's taste is different, our readers are a fussy bunch and they get even pickier in San Francisco, with the best-rated attractions in the San Francisco area getting 55% to 60% Awesome votes.

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