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Anchorage Square

Fisherman’s Wharf
2800 Leavenworth Street

This is a one-stop destination for shopping, dining, fun activities, and lodging in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. Come visit the outdoor promenades, views, snacks, souvenirs, restaurants, and an array of specialty shops. Validated parking, ATM, and information center are located onsite. It’s easy to get to by the F-Line or cable car.

Cannery at Del Monte Square

Fisherman’s Wharf
2801 Leavenworth Street

Once Del Monte’s Plant No. 1 — the world’s largest fruit cannery — the Cannery is a city within a city, a dramatic urban space modeled after old European villages. Filled with unique shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, and live entertainment daily.

Crocker Galleria

Financial District
50 Post Street

The galleria features a spectacular glass pavilion soaring above three levels of retail stores, personal services, restaurants, and a certified Farmers Market every Thursday — right in the heart of the Financial District. Free Wi-Fi.

Embarcadero Center

Embarcadero District
Four Embarcadero Center

Visit the Embarcadero Center — one of the ultimate destinations for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The Center features more than seventy nationally- and locally-renowned retailers, a wide selection of dining venues, a five-screen cinema, and underground parking. The Center is easily accessible by BART, Muni Metro, cable car, ferry, and the N- or F-line streetcars.

Ferry Building Marketplace

Embarcadero District
One Ferry Building
415-591-0950, ext 114

The 65,000 square-foot Marketplace is organized along a central nave and provides a distinctive location for bringing together the Bay Area’s agricultural wealth and renowned specialty food purveyors under one roof. Open seven days a week.

Fisherman’s Wharf Merchants Association

Fisherman’s Wharf
#2 Al Scoma Way, Pier 47

A nonprofit organization committed to serving its members and community. Collective efforts are for the historical preservation and economic development of the neighborhood.

Ghirardelli Square

Fisherman’s Wharf
900 North Point Street

With shops, wineries, and award-winning restaurants, Ghirardelli Square is the premier San Francisco destination. Enjoy spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, landscaped gardens, one-of-a-kind shopping and, of course, our famous Ghirardelli Chocolate.

Japantown Merchants Association of San Francisco

1759 Sutter Street

An organization of small businesses committed to providing a unique cultural experience to its visitors and residences. Yokoso!

Macy’s West

Union Square
170 O’Farrell Street

Located in the heart of the shopping district, Macy’s West encompasses an entire city block! A magnificent selection of the hottest season’s fashions, world-class events, top-notch services, and gourmet restaurants are all part of the mystique of this incredible store. For your convenience, Macy’s West offers a full range of free services, including a full-service Visitor’s Center and a personal shopping service exclusive to their top credit card members.


Yerba Buena
101 Fourth Street

Metreon is the first-of-its-kind entertainment center in the heart of downtown San Francisco. This 350,000 square-foot complex features an eclectic mix of restaurants, shopping venues, theatres, and entertainment destinations, including the West Coast’s largest IMAX theater.

Mission Merchants Association

Mission District
93 Raymond Avenue

The sunny inner Mission, San Francisco’s “Heart and Sol,” is well-known as the West Coast’s most hip neighborhood filled with coffeehouses, restaurants, bookstores, cool independent designers, and unique meeting spaces. It is also an open art museum with world-renown murals. 

Piers 1 1/2, 3, and 5

Embarcadero District
Pier 3 on the Embarcadero

The Piers, just north of the Ferry Building, are home to promenades, marinas, exciting new restaurants, and retail establishments including La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, the Plant Café Organic, and Lafitte.

Pier 39

Fisherman’s Wharf
Pier 39 at Beach Street and the Embarcadero

Pier 39 is an open-air festival marketplace located on San Francisco Bay with two levels of fun-filled attractions, unique shopping with 110 specialty shops, and delightful dining at one of fourteen full-service restaurants.

Westfield San Francisco Centre

Union Square
865 Market Street

Home to the second largest Nordstrom, the West Coast flagship Bloomingdale’s, the Restaurant Collection Under the Dome, nine-screen Century Theaters, Burke Williams Day Spa, a food emporium featuring Bristol Farms, and 200 shops and restaurants. Located at the intersection of Fifth Street and Market Street across from the Powell Street cable car turnaround.


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