Anchorage Square, San Francisco

Anchorage Square, San Francisco

One of the best spots from which to embark on the exploration of the San Francisco Bay area is Anchorage Square. Here is where Fisherman's Wharf and fun collide!

If you're out for a bit of shopping, dining, or touring, this place is ideally packed to deliver on all these counts. Indeed, the square has something to offer everyone: families, singles, kids, and seniors alike. Dozens of specialty stores, plus an array of fun-filled activities, recreation and entertainment of various sorts spread across multiple floor levels are waiting to be discovered, right in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf.

And if you find the upscale stores somewhat pricey, just walk around and watch people, or check out the massive variety of eateries serving seafood, Chinese, Mexican, and crepes – well worth a visit if you're craving a bite!

Tip:
The chowder hut in the center serves a nice burger at a nice price; just watch out for the birds – they may steal it!
Another local staple is In-N-Out Burger, upholding the flavor of family-owned, decades-old businesses in the area. The locals, normally up in arms against any fast-food chain coming to the neighborhood, feel this family-owned joint is different.

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Sight Name: Anchorage Square
Sight Location: San Francisco, USA (See walking tours in San Francisco)
Sight Type: Shopping
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