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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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PIER 39 Attraction Pass, San Francisco, null
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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
America's Cup Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay: America's Cup Day Sail, San Francisco, ... 
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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
Natural Wonders of San Francisco including Muir Woods, San Francisco, Sailing Trips
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Natural Wonders of San Francisco 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: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
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 6 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 Attraction Pass, San Francisco, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Alcatraz Attraction Pass

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Make a day of it at San Francisco's Iconic PIER 39 and Fisherman's Whaf with this exclusive Alcatraz Attraction Pass, giving access to 3 exciting waterfront ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $111.72
Hop On Hop Off City Tour on a Classic Cable Car, San Francisco, Attraction Tickets
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Hop On Hop Off City Tour on a Classic Cable Car

With San Francisco's largest fleet of Motorized Classic Cable Cars you can be sure that once you Hop Off at each stop the next Cable Car is on its way!

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $45.00
Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay RIB Boat Experience, San Francisco, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay RIB Boat Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 54 Reviews

Enjoy two separate adventures on San Francisco Bay with this combo experience that includes an Alcatraz tour inside the world famous prison and a sightseeing ...  Read more

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

From USD $150.00
San Francisco Golden Gate Whale-Watching Tour, San Francisco, Day Cruises
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San Francisco Golden Gate Whale-Watching Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 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
The Original City Loop Electric Bicycle Tour, San Francisco, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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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
San Francisco Bay Air Tour, San Francisco, City Tours
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San Francisco Bay Air Tour

You haven't discovered San Francisco until you've seen it from the air. On this scenic, 40-minute flight, appreciate the views from a truly unique perspective. ...  Read more

Location: Hayward, California
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $178.80

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