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  • Address: Beach Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco 94119, USA
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

One of the most popular attractions in San Francisco, Pier 39 is a fun-filled multilevel waterfront complex, complete with shops, restaurants, lively street performers, a video arcade, and stellar attractions. An added bonus is its setting on San Francisco Bay, where you can take in panoramic bay views, fresh sea air, and watch hundreds of sunbathing sea lions lounging along its neighboring docks. From here you can see Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Families will have plenty of fun here. At the Aquarium of the Bay, watch sharks circle overhead and manta rays skate by, as conveyor belts guide you through glass tubes. A chariot awaits you on the two-story San Francisco Carousel, then whisks you past the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, other hand-painted city landmarks. Also -  don’t forget to watch the sea lions. The slips on the bay can hold as many as 1,300 of the marine mammals, mostly between January and July or whenever they feel like getting some sun.

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Pier 39 is located at the edge of the Fisherman’s Wharf district, near the beginning of the Embarcadero. The pier is also close to North Beach, Chinatown, Ghiradelli Square, and Fort Mason. The area is easily accessible via the historic F-Market streetcars, buses, and cable cars.

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America's Cup Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay: America's Cup Day Sail, San Francisco, null
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America's Cup Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay: America's Cup Day Sail

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

USA 76 is a unique opportunity to participate in the sailing of an International America’s Cup Class yacht. Sail the official race course from the 2013 ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.00
San Francisco City Tour, San Francisco, Sailing Trips
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San Francisco City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

The Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge are just a few of the landmarks you'll see on this full-day city tour of San Francisco. Travel over the hilly terrain by ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Beyond San Francisco: Small-Group City Tour including Muir Woods, San Francisco, City Tours
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Beyond San Francisco: Small-Group City Tour including Muir Woods

Spend a day in San Francisco on a tour that tells the story of the Bay Area from natural, historical, and cultural perspectives. Explore the redwood forests of ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $179.00
Alcatraz and Walking Craft Beer Combo Tour, San Francisco, Day Trips
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Alcatraz and Walking Craft Beer Combo Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Combine an independent visit to San Francisco's popular Alcatraz Island in the morning with a craft beer walking tour in the afternoon. Ride a round-trip ferry ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $115.00
Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay RIB Boat Experience, San Francisco, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay RIB Boat Experience

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Enjoy two adventures on San Francisco Bay with this combo experience that includes an Alcatraz tour and a sightseeing cruise by rigid-hulled inflatable boat ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $145.00
PIER 39 Attraction Pass, San Francisco, Day Cruises
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PIER 39 Attraction Pass

4 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Your all-in-one PIER 39 Attraction Pass includes admission to Aquarium of the Bay, Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze, 7D Experience, a one-hour San Francisco Bay ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $108.95
San Francisco Golden Gate Whale-Watching Tour, San Francisco, Sightseeing & City Passes
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San Francisco Golden Gate Whale-Watching Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Take a sightseeing cruise across San Francisco Bay and glide under the Golden Gate Bridge on this 2.5-hour whale-watching tour. Search for humpback and gray ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.00
San Francisco Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour, San Francisco, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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San Francisco Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy the ultimate San Francisco experience — a seaplane flight over San Francisco Bay. As you’re flown over the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $239.00
San Francisco Hybrid Bike Rental, San Francisco, Air Tours
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San Francisco Hybrid Bike Rental

Explore San Francisco like a local. Rent from your choice of Trek, Giant, or Cannondale models and specialized hybrid bikes, comfortable to ride along the ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $35.00
The Original City Loop Electric Bicycle Tour, San Francisco, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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The Original City Loop Electric Bicycle Tour

Explore areas off limits to tour buses on this truly authentic electric bicycle experience. Our guided bike ride takes you through the best neighborhoods.  ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00

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