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San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf is a world famous tourist attraction and a thriving and vibrant local neighborhood and commercial area. Home to world-class dining, shopping, hotels and endless entertainment opportunities, the Wharf is truly the place to start your San Francisco experience. 

Fisherman's Wharf is also the important center of our city's historic fishing industry and the launching point for Bay cruises and charters. Family entertainment is a neighborhood specialty. With our famous sea lions, Hyde Street Pier, the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien and the World War II submarine, the USS Pampanito, Fisherman's Wharf is the perfect place to bring the kids

The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District (FWCBD) was founded in November of 2005 by the business and property owners. The association is a 501(c)(3), which allows the organization to apply for federal, state and locally funded grants, as well as to seek out sponsorships from companies with a philanthropic division. The FWCBD has served as a catalyst for unification of Fisherman's Wharf constituents to support a positive change to their San Francisco neighborhood through marketing initiatives, public realm projects, economic development, and advocacy.

The FWCBD works alongside the Fisherman’s Wharf Merchants Association (FWMA) to promote businesses within the Fisherman's Wharf Neighborhood. The FWMA was founded in 1946 to provide member service and a strong unified voice that would ensure the growth of the community. Their mission is to protect, preserve, expand, and support the businesses & organizations of the San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Community.

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