The Tuscan - Fishermans Wharf
425 N. Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
FISHERMAN'S WHARF: ONE OF SAN FRANCISCO'S MOST EXCITING AREAS
Our Italian-themed boutique hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco's famed Fisherman's Wharf, which offers some of the most historically rich and popular attractions on the West Coast. Situated just one block from the Powell and Mason Street cable car turnaround, The Tuscan is near Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, North Beach, the historical F-line trolley cars, the Cannery and the Palace of Fine Arts.
A boardwalk, just steps from our boutique San Francisco hotel, offers dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay, and Marin County.
- Fisherman's Wharf, and Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf - 0.1 miles
- Alcatraz Prison & Tours - 0.2 miles
- St. Peter, Paul Church - Â½ mile
- Pier 39 Aquarium - Â½ mile
- Presidio National Park - 2 miles
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Exploratorium - 2 miles
- SBC Park - 2 Miles
- Hyde Street Pier with Historic Ships
- Coit Tower
- Lombard Street (crookedest street in the world)
- San Francisco's Aquatic Park
- San Francisco's Fishing Boats
- Historic F-Line Trolley Cars
- San Francisco Bay Ferry Service
- San Francisco Bay Cruises
- Beach Blanket Babylon Production
- Teatro ZinZanni Production
- Historic Ferry Building & Shops
- Madam Toussard's Wax Museum
- Union Square Shopping
- San Francisco is one of the world's most visited cities, thanks to the beauty of San Francisco Bay, unique attractions and neighborhoods and iconic landmarks. In fact, there are so many attractions to visit in San Francisco, it's hard to decide what to visit first.
- Fisherman's Wharf. San Francisco's most visited attraction is right outside our hotel door. From here you can take a whale watching or Alcatraz Island cruise, tour a World War II submarine, dine on clam chowder, see fisherman at work in Fish Alley, visit museums and more. Between Jefferson and Embarcadero, 415-673-3530, http://www.visitfishermanswharf.com/.
- Alcatraz Island. Take the ferry to visit the world's most famous prison, where the likes of Al Capone were incarcerated. You'll get a prison tour and one of the most beautiful views in San Francisco during your cruise and tour. Night tours of Alcatraz run between Thursday - Monday (seasonality determines tour times). Alcatraz Cruises, located on The Embarcadero near the intersection of Bay Street, 415-981-7625.
- Golden Gate Bridge. How you see one of the world's most famous bridges is up to you. Pick up a cruise from Fisherman's Wharf, drive across to the visitor's center near Sausalito or even bike over the famous San Francisco Bay suspension bridge, 415-921-5858 or 415-561-4700, http://www.goldengatebridge.org/ or http://www.nps.gov/goga/.
- San Francisco's Chinatown. At the largest Chinese district outside China, you'll discover authentic markets, noodle shops and restaurants, art galleries and even a fortune cookie factory, where 20,0000 cookies a day are made by hand. The two main streets of interest are Grant and Stockton. Bordered by Kearny and the Financial District to the East, Powell Street and Nob Hill to the West, Columbus and North Beach the North and Bush and Union Square to the South, http://www.sanfranciscochinatown.com/.
- San Francisco's Cable Cars. The world's first cable-powered street railway is one of the most scenic ways to see San Francisco. Three main lines traverse San Francisco's hills and streets: Mason-Powell, California and the Powell-Hyde lines. Pick up the Mason and Powell line at the turn-around just one block from our hotel at Fisherman's Wharf. 415-673-6864 or dial 311 in San Francisco, http://www.sfcablecar.com/
- Union Square. In San Francisco's well-known downtown shopping mecca, dining and theater district you'll find upscale boutiques such as Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Prada and more, plus the Geary Theater, home of the renowned American Conservatory Theatre. Bordered by Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton Street, http://www.unionsquareshop.com/.
- San Francisco Zoo. Northern California's oldest and largest zoo is home to more than 250 species of animals, a botanical garden, children's train ride and vintage carousel. 47th Ave & Sloat Ave., 415-753-7080, www.sfzoo.org.
- SF Museum of Modern Art - MOMA. This innovative modern art museum includes strong new media arts and 20th century photography collections, works by Picasso, Matisse, Warhol, Calder, more than 140 works by Paul Klee, plus works by other masters and hands-on arts activities for children. 151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard Streets), 415-357-4000, http://www.sfmoma.org.
- Pier 39. At Pier 39 on Fisherman's Wharf, you can view the famous Pier 39 sea lions, try bungee jumping, California wine tasting, explore 110 specialty shops and ride a carousel, which includes famous San Francisco landmarks such as Coit Tower, Lombard Street, Chinatown and the Golden Gate Bridge. Beach Street and The Embarcadero, www.pier39.com.
- Aquarium of the Bay. This Pier 39 Fisherman's Wharf attraction includes tunnels with 20,000 aquatic animals such as sharks, bat rays and skates, plus three touch pools. The Embarcadero and Beach Street, 888-SEA-DIVE, www.aquariumofthebay.com.
- North Beach. Explore the vibrant café life in the neighborhood known as San Francisco's Little Italy. The area is dotted with authentic Italian restaurants, cafes, boutiques, one of the country's most well-known bookstores and St. Peter's and Paul Church, often referred to as the Italian Cathedral, and where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio posed for their wedding photos. From Columbus, Broadway, and Fisherman's Wharf. http://sfnorthbeach.org/.
- Wyland Gallery. Look for marine life artwork by this popular artist. The Fisherman's wharf gallery offers ocean-themed, whale and dolphin paintings, sculptures, life-sized bronze works sculptures and unique coffee tables. Wyland. Pier 39, Suite K106, 866-398-3263, http://www.wylandgalleries.com.
- Presidio of San Francisco. This former army post turned national park near the Golden Gate Bridge offers breathtaking vistas and includes a historic airfield, forests, beaches, 11 miles of hiking trails, and a golf course. 1299 Storey Avenue, 415-561-4323,
- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. At this amusement and animal park enjoy a variety of roller coasters, rides and a killer whale show, among other fun family attractions.1001 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, 707-643-6722, http://www.sixflags.com/discoveryKingdom/Index.aspx.
- California Wine Country. Take a short day trip to Sonoma and Napa Valley, California's most well-known wine and food region, located about an hour away. Enjoy tastings of outstanding California cabernets and chardonnays and dine at restaurants run by top chefs such as Thomas Keller of French Laundry fame. Major towns include Sonoma, Napa, Yountville, Oakville, and Healdsburg. www.napavalley.com, www.sonomavalley.com.