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Attractions Galore in Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco is a city that’s filled with so much to see that it’s hard to know where to start. Lucky for you, once you make Kimpton Alton your homebase, you’ll be right in the heart of one of the most historic and popular tourist neighborhoods in the city. You’re probably familiar with a few sites in our hood like Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39 and the Golden Gate Bridge, but don’t hesitate to ask our team for a few insider suggestions or a customized itinerary.

Here’s a list of spots in both our neighborhood and beyond to get you started:

  • Former federal prison turned national historic site, Alcatraz is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
  • Yes the bridge is the star, but Golden Gate Park is a stunning urban park with ten lakes and meadows ripe for picnicking.
  • Leave modesty behind at Baker Beach, where clothing is optional.
  • A shoppers delight, you’ll find both flagships and rare boutiques in Union Square.

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the most popular destinations in San Francisco thanks to sites like Ghiradelli Square, those cheeky sea lions at Pier 39 and delicious seafood restaurants.

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North Beach

Historic and full of charm, North Beach is where to go for the best Italian food in the city thanks to Little Italy, and where to see the start of the Beat Movement at City Lights Bookstore.

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Golden Gate Bridge

If you come to our town and don’t see the Golden Gate Bridge, were you even really here? Skip a bus tour and opt to enjoy a walk across the bridge on a sunny day.

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You’ll find the Ferry Building and works of public art throughout this 3-mile seafront boulevard, along with Californians getting in their daily runs and bike rides.

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Pier 39

Local shops and seafood stands are the name of the game at Pier 39, and of course, don’t miss a chance to see some friendly sea lions sunning themselves.

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Marina District

The Sunday farmers market at Fort Mason is a must-see in the Marina District, as well as shopping the world’s biggest brands on Fillmore Street.

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