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Pier 39

Pier 39

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco
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    "sea lions, alcatraz, clam chowder, beautiful weather, touristy"(77 Tips)
    Tariq A.
    "Awesome view of Alcatraz."(13 Tips)
    Sparkle D.
    "I love the seals and live entertainment."(13 Tips)
    Liz S.
    "The clam soup is a must!"(14 Tips)
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  • Karenheart icon on user image
    KarenJanuary 27, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Plan to spend at least a half-day, if not a whole day here. So many things to see and do at Pier 39. I highly recommend saving your appetite until you get to the pier.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 4, 2013
    Whether you want to enjoy the local seafood, famous, clam chowder, shop the local boutiques, or be entertained by street performers, Pier 39 is the place to visit for tourists and locals alike.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Jetset Extra
    Jetset ExtraApril 3, 2014
    There are more locals than foreigners on Pier 39, a notorious tourist attraction boasting a number of iconic San Francisco landmarks, from historic seafood restaurants to resident sea lions. Read more
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Gamze E.
    Gamze ErsoyluNovember 3, 2014
    The most popular pier in San Francisco. All tourists come to see the California Sea Lions in the bay. You should visit Pier 39 before going to Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CMay 30, 2018
    Sounds so silly, but I love bringing my dogs here because watching them react to the sea lions is the funniest thing ever!
  • Daphne G.
    Daphne GoonOctober 21, 2018
    Lots of restaurants here. Short walk from pier 33 if you r doing Alcatraz tour. There r souvenir shops too and a merry-go-round right at the back. Most of the shops closes at 9.30pm.
  • Alexheart icon on user image
    AlexAugust 3, 2017
    The best and most famous Pier in all San Francisco, has great shops for all people, nightlife is really good, restaurants and environment is as well amazing
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28, 2016
    This waterfront complex has street performers, shops, restaurants, attractions, a five-acre waterfront park with a 300-berth marina, and the best views of the sea lions. Read more
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithMarch 26, 2013
    As a kid, did you love WWF's Royal Rumble, the battle royale event in which wrestlers eliminated their opponents by throwing them from the ring until only 1 remained? Then you're gonna love Pier 39
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HPSeptember 16, 2018
    Get around one of the most touristy place of San Francisco. Enjoy shopping and ferries around. Don’t forget to say hello to the sea lions!
  • Sheart icon on user image
    SAugust 5, 2016
    You have to visit this place, it's so beautiful. The cute little shops, the view of the sea and sea lions, the restaurants, the street performers, and the tourists walking all around.
  • Ra S.
    Ra ScorpioMarch 29, 2019
    I am so excited I found this place. The vibe inside is upbeat and fun. Probably some of the best customer service I've received at restaurant.
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيالheart icon on user image
    You will not be able to resist the giant strawberries with chocolate dip😍😍😍it is divine ❤️
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 25, 2014
    Lots of shopping and foodie fun within this Embarcadero institution. Checkout the sea lions. Some of the biggest strawberries I've ever seen in the outdoor market. Chocolate Heaven is worth a look.
  • Jacques
    JacquesJanuary 6, 2018
    Visit the pier to find the Sea Lions and some great shops and restaurants
  • Hamid A.heart icon on user image
    Hamid Alan9aryJanuary 7, 2022
    Nice place to spend time dining, for desert, or just look at the sea lions
  • Omar C.heart icon on user image
    Omar CabreraAugust 28, 2016
    An iconic place of San Francisco, beautiful for a walk. It's a must if you visit this amazing city. I was looking forward to visiting many places. 😔
  • Maria N.heart icon on user image
    Maria NelsonApril 4, 2018
    Every tourist shop sells the same stuff but definitely make sure to check out the sea lions at the end and the behind the scenes aquarium tour is totally worth it!
  • Kseniia L.heart icon on user image
    Kseniia LutskoJanuary 6, 2017
    Nice view, you can see Alcatraz from this pier, a lot of shops and of course sea lions, they are awesome, nice place
  • Mouza
    MouzaOctober 14, 2014
    Beautiful spot includes many activities like restaurants, booking tickets from kiosks for cruises, coffee & dessert or taking photos
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيالheart icon on user image
    Very busy area full of tourist and locals. Full of cafe's, Resturants, shops and tours offices.
  • Muratheart icon on user image
    MuratMay 21, 2019
    Great spot; very touristic with a lot gift shops, restaurants. Possible to see sealion herd, and point for bost trips to Alcatraz. Must-see area.
  • Chad
    ChadJuly 24, 2017
    Watch the sea lions for a little while, enjoy the view of the Bay, get your Hard Rock souvenir, and people watch, but then leave. It's basically nothing more than an outdoor mall and a tourist trap.
  • Chris C.heart icon on user image
    Chris ChouOctober 2, 2016
    The Alcatraz tour costs 35 for the daytime and 42 in the night. And it's always pleasant to stare at the sea lions for hours!
  • Rose Ann S.heart icon on user image
    Rose Ann SmallwoodNovember 6, 2019
    Great place to shop a lot of stores and places to eat!
  • Jamal B.
    Jamal BookwalterMay 22, 2012
    Plan to spend the whole day here along Fisherman's Wharf...lots to do! Aquarium, Hard Rock Cafe, Local Sustainable Seafood Dining, Pier 39 Sea Lions, Charter Boat & Sailing, Whale Tours, & much more!
  • Margo S.heart icon on user image
    Margo SimonMay 2, 2018
    These guys are quite noisy n stinky,but still their hot spot makes ppl smiling ✌🏻😉
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussFebruary 18, 2019
    Come for the seals and grab a chocolate dipped strawberry. Trishes Mini Donuts is cool. Only the wealthiest chains remain on this high rent pier.
  • Rob R.heart icon on user image
    Rob RoyJuly 27, 2015
    Amazing Place. Many stores and Gift shops. Beautiful look on Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to visit the seal
  • Lauraheart icon on user image
    LauraSeptember 25, 2013
    I've had many great memories here. I go every year when I'm in San Francisco. I love the sea lions. They are really cool to watch.
  • marisa u.
    marisa umayaMarch 29, 2015
    Must place to see and go if u go to SF. So many shops and restaurants down here. Location is not far from downtown.
  • Jesus D.
    Jesus DominguezAugust 24, 2013
    This is definitely a must if you're visiting SF, there's a lot to do around here, souvenirs, food, attractions and you can see the sea lions near the pier
  • Sergey 136th
    Sergey 136thJune 15, 2013
    If you're planning to explore San Francisco from water in the Rocket Boat, please be careful.. Especially don't get the back seats. My camera, my friends, my clothes - all freaking wet ;)
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 23, 2017
    Visit the famous sea lions on the K-Dock of Pier 39, that began gathering shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 and at one time has grown to a record 1,701.
  • Milli P.heart icon on user image
    Milli ParkusJanuary 8, 2017
    Scenic view and amazing location to watch sea lions, otters and sea life creature! A treasure!
  • Carolineheart icon on user image
    CarolineDecember 10, 2016
    Many souvenir shops, restaurants and my personal highlight the sea lions. Plan a nice walk from Pier 39 to Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Paco S.heart icon on user image
    Paco SaldañaJanuary 27, 2015
    The Pier 39 is a "MUST!" Stop if you go to San Francisco shore! Clam Chowder should be no. 1 option to try...
  • Julie C.
    Julie CarterJuly 22, 2013
    Check in and visit the California Welcome Center on the 2nd floor. Super nice and helpful, not to mention they'll validate your parking for the Pier garage!
  • Srikanth K.heart icon on user image
    Srikanth KannanNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of activities from Trampoline, Cruise, Carousel, 7-D experience to name a few. You can easily spend a whole day without regret !
  • Ailie C.heart icon on user image
    Ailie ChangNovember 11, 2017
    This place is all about the sea lions! Really good to see them just lounge here. We ate at Pier Market Seafood.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CamptonAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Take is the gorgeous panoramic view of the bay. The Bay Bridge, East Bay, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge can all be seen from here. And of course, watch the sea lions!
  • David B.
    David BernalNovember 25, 2014
    One of the most lively areas of SF. A lot of tourists but it worths a walk around. Nice restaurants and colourful shops.
  • Denise F.heart icon on user image
    Denise FOctober 28, 2016
    Iconic place, you can see the sea lions, there's a ton of stores, candy, food, carousel, many things to check out.
  • Nouf - Closedheart icon on user image
    Nouf - ClosedAugust 29, 2018
    Lots of souvenirs shops, with a beautiful view of Alcatraz prison.
  • WorldStrides
    WorldStridesApril 7, 2011
    Pier 39 is located on the northernmost point of San Francisco’s peninsula. From the pier, you can see Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, San Francisco Bay, and the city skyline.
  • Florence Antonette R.
    Florence Antonette RDecember 23, 2009
    I could never get tired of this place. I always start at the Embarcadero and walk through the piers, great exercise and nice scenery. Many dining places to choose from as well as sight see.
  • Camilla
    CamillaJuly 30, 2018
    This place is a circus! 😱 Walk around along the outside of the pier for a less noisy and crowded experience. The sea lions are worth a visit.
  • Begum T.
    Begum TekinAugust 15, 2014
    A must see in SF. A nice scenery of the San Francisco Bay. You can watch the sea lions if you're lucky :)
  • Fatin A.heart icon on user image
    Fatin AzmanDecember 26, 2018
    Plenty of seafood stalls and restaurants available, souvenirs shop, desserts... Oh, not to forget, the spectacular view
  • Melani A.heart icon on user image
    Melani AguilarJune 1, 2019
    Great place to go with kids. Walked around it and found the seals.
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