Bay Area — California
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Attractions
Pier 39 is San Francisco's No. 1 tourist attraction. Located
just two blocks from Fisherman's Wharf, the
two-level waterfront complex features over 110 specialty shops, fun restaurants, art galleries,
live entertainment, Theater 39, carousel rides,
Bay cruises and boat rides, Aquarium
of the Bay — and
special attractions, including
SF's famous "barking" Sea
Aquarium of the Bay
Visit the Aquarium of
the Bay and see its NEW Exhibits featuring Jellies, Giant
Octopus and local and exotic Land-Dwelling
Animals. Get an up-close view of thousands of marine animals
as you walk through
bat rays, eels... and
adults alike :)
Sea Lions at Pier 39
— FREE Entertainment
Be sure to check out Pier 39's famous Sea Lions as they bark and play in the sun — they've become one of San Francisco's most popular attractions, drawing millions of visitors from around the world.
More Fun Sea Lion Pictures
Other Fun Pier 39 Attractions
In addition to the world-famous Sea
Lions, other fun attractions at Pier 39 include
the San Francisco Carousel, Turbo Ride, Theater
39, Bungee Ride...and
World-Famous Street Performers
Enjoy San Francisco’s world-famous
street performers — Magicians, Jugglers, Mime Artists and
Comedians. Shows are FREE to the public.
Daily Show Times
12pm, 1:15pm, 2:30pm, 3:45pm, 5pm, 6:15pm,
7:30pm & 8:45pm.
Additional shows are scheduled in the
evening during the Summer season.
Walk to the very end of Pier 39's dock to
see stunning views of Alcatraz, the Golden
Gate and Bay Bridges, San Francisco Bay, and the City skyline it's
a great place to hang out for people-watching. And don't forget
Pier 39 is also one of the best viewing areas to see
the U.S. Navy Blue Angels over San Francisco Bay during the annual Fleet
Week Celebrations. Walk to nearby Fisherman's Wharf and sample
San Francisco's famous Dungeness Crab.
Visit Pier 39's specialty stores. We like Lefty's — it's a great place to browse and shop (fun "left-handed gifts") for people you know who are leftys.
"I'm a Lefty... and Proud of it!" Gifts
More "I'm a Lefty" Gifts
Fun Events / Customized Tours
Host a Team-Building Event at one of Pier
39's waterfront restaurants or at its popular aquarium.
San Francisco Bay Cruises
on Blue & Gold Fleet Ferries
Blue & Gold Fleet Ferries offer Fun Bay
Cruises to Angel Island,
Sausalito and Tiburon. Ferries depart directly from Pier 39.
Rides on SF Bay — FUN for thrill-seekers!
Visitor Center and Cyber Café
Stop by the Visitor Center and Cyber Café for maps and info
on San Francisco, and to access the Internet.
Pier 39 is open daily.
Pier 39 Restaurants
Pier 39 Tip
Save on Fun — AAA Card
Show your AAA card and enjoy exclusive values every day when you shop, dine and
play at Pier 39.
- Save 20% on dining at seven select restaurants
- Save $3 on a Blue & Gold Fleet Bay
- Save 10% on food, nonalcoholic beverages, and merchandise at
Hard Rock Cafe
Pier 39's Save
Pier 39 Attraction Pass
Pier 39 Attraction Pass
Save on FUN Pier 39 and San Francisco Attractions with the Pier
39 Attraction Pass
Another Fun SF Bay Area "Animal" Attraction
Note: If you like Sea Lions, you may want to visit the Elephant Seals at Ano
Nuevo State Reserve. Unlike San Francisco's Pier 39 Sea Lions which grow
to between 350-1,000 lbs, Elephant Seals can weigh between 3,000-5,000 lbs
each and reach up to 16 feet.
More Info and Pictures of Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo
Take a fun Pedicab Ride through the streets
of San Francisco. It's a great way to see the sights!
Holiday Harmony & Tree Lighting
at Pier 39
Pier 39's festive
Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa always draws a crowd.
The festive multi-cultural
showcases Christmas, Chanukah and Kawanzaa. Pier 39's Holiday Harmony
features Bay Area groups performing seasonal favorites from around
More Info on Pier 39 Holiday Tree
Beach Street &
The Embarcadero, SF
(near Fisherman's Wharf)
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