Fisherman’s Wharf is a promenade of family entertainment and attractions but we just want to view fishermen at work and enjoy lunch.
Alcatraz Island looms in the distance only accessible by daily cruises.
The USS Pampanito is now a National Historic Landmark museum ship at Fisherman’s Wharf’s San Francisco Maritime National Park Association.
She completed 6 war patrols from 1944-1945 and later served as a Naval Reserve Training ship from 1960-1971. (baycityguide.com)
This portal looks cool and must be historic.
Behind Pier 39 fishing vessels are docked.
We walk up and down the street of generations of family-owned restaurants
before choosing to eat lunch at Nick’s Lighthouse.
I order a fresh Dungeness Crab salad… Delicious! Jeff orders an oyster po-boy platter and wonders why he didn’t opt for some Dungeness Crab… Poor boy!
This is a picture of the dock behind the restaurant.
After lunch I take a picture of one of the vintage streetcars that run a total of 5 miles on the F-line. (baycityguide.com)
And finally, in case you doubted where we are…
No tour of San Francisco is complete without seeing Chinatown by passing through the Pagoda Gates on Grant Avenue.
San Francisco’s first Chinese immigrants settled here in the 1850s and today over 10,000 Chinese residents live here. (baycityguide.com)
Before heading back to the RV and the dogs, we drive through the streets lined with the Victorian “Painted Ladies”.
See that small black car parked behind the signs? No, that’s not us. And no, we did not see the house from the film Mrs. Doubtfire or the TV show Full House. Are we disappointed? Not at all. In a day we sampled most all of the flavors of San Francisco from north to south and east to west.