Magazine article Sunset

New Views of Fisherman's Wharf

Magazine article Sunset

New Views of Fisherman's Wharf

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Most-visited of San Francisco's tourist attractions, Fisherman's Wharf draws up to 12 million people a year. And while getting there by car or cable car can still be exasperating, it is now easier to tour once you've arrived.

You can ride around by horse-drawn carriage, pedicab, or motorized cable car-or see it from the water's edge in a small boat. These are all less tiring ways to indulge out-of-town guests who have this tourist-saturated stretch of waterfront on their San Francisco checklists.

By horse-drawn carriage Carriage Charter, Pier 41. Runs year-round from I to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, I to 10 other days. You ride in a six-passenger horse-drawn carriage and can go west to Ghirardelli Square, south as far as the Hyatt Regency, or on into North Beach. Per-couple costs range from $8 (10-minute wharf tour) to $80 (1-1/4-hour ride). By pedicab. More than 150 pedicab operators now ply the wharf area between about 10 and dusk, most leaving from the Pier 41 area.

Rates are per person; they range from $4 for a run to Ghirardelli Square to $15 for a 1-1/2-hour Chinatown circuit. …

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