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Tour Fisherman's Wharf
This historic shopping district is home to Pier 39, The Cannery, Ghihardelli Square and the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.

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The Number one shopping attraction in San Francisco since 1980, Pier 39 includes beautiful bay views, delactable dining, endless entertainment and splashy sea lions. Over 100 unique shops and 10 restaurants featuring breathtaking bay views alongside a great range of family attractions including landscaped container gardens and the best street performers of San Francisco.

Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point, San Francisco, CA; (415) 775-5500; Center Website;
This center is home to over 70 fabulous shops and restaurants but was first founded as the Woolen Mill in 1864. It shortly thereafter became very famous as a maker and distributor of fine chocolates (1893-1960). Today the buildings have been restored and renovated into a festival marketplace with beautiful bayside views, landscaped gardens and historic walking tours. Live musical entertainment on the Fountain and West Plazas - Daily, weather permitting.
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Stanford Shopping Center
180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA; (800) 772-9332; Center Website;
A favorite Bay area shopping destination located near Stanford University, this center collects 140 extraordinary shops and restaurants into a beautiful garden setting. Retailers include A/X Armani Exchange, Oilily, The Coach Store, Kenneth Cole, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Warner Bros Studio Store, Disney STore, Cornelia Park, Pottery Barn and Bally of Switzerland.

The Anchorage Shopping Center
Over 40 unique shops, art galleries, great restaurants and cafes in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. Validated parking garage, tour information and live entertainment daily. This block square open-air shopping complex is located across the street from historic Fish Alley. Look for the main next entrance next to the big 27-foot anchor.

The Cannery Shopping Center - Del Monte Square
This building was originally founded in 1907 as Del Monte's Plant #1 (a peach cannery). Today it is home to over 30 shops and restaurants. Located at the corner of Leavenworth and Beach, just a half-block from the Hyde street cable car turnaround.

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    Part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, The Presidio of San Francisco offers many historically significant places and spectacular natural areas to visit where a wide variety of recreational activities are possible.

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