This truly is a “tourist trap,” with the same ol’ t-shirts and knick-knacks you can buy at any other destination (customized, of course, but still…). However, I highly recommend going to where the fishing boats are docked, especially if you can make it there early in the morning. This won’t take long but if you are the daydreaming type it can be highly rewarding.
One other tip… unless you absolutely LOVE sourdough bread I’d recommend avoiding Boudin (the Sourdough Bakery & Cafe). Worst customer service I’ve had in a long long time and the bread wasn’t even all that great. Our chowders had nary a piece of seafood in them. Very disappointed, especially considering the prices.over 6 years ago