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“Great views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pier 39

Pier 39
Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman’s Wharf)
+1 415-705-5500
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Ranked #33 of 719 things to do in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: From amazing views and a sea of sea lions to chowder bread bowls and California wines, your visit to San Francisco starts at PIER 39. Kick off your visit by exploring two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions, all surrounded by unbeatable views of the city and the bay. Take it from the world famous sea lions: a visit to San Francisco starts at The PIER.
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“Great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The views aren't the best in San Fran, but they are certainly worth a trip. The view to Alcatraz is probably the best with good views of the city and bay. The shops and restaurants are pretty solid, but watch out for parking.

Visited November 2012
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Oakland, California
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“Never gets old”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

To spend the whole day, doing nothing and you dont have to spend money to be entertained they this is the palce for you

Visited November 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“A place for chill out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

A place for chill out And watch sea lion
Nice view And a lot of things to shop it is a place to visit in Sanfransico

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Chicago, Illinois
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“Neat area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

First of all, the sea lions are soo entertaining and cool to watch. The little shops, restaurants, etc. on the pier feel new and updated, as well as, touristy. We didn't stay long in this area but it was fun to check out and walk through. Again, this is the place to watch the sea lions! It's the closest we got to them our whole trip and you have a great opportunity to observe their behaviors, antics and interactions.

Visited October 2012
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Agoura, California
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“only once”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

locals will not be found here...... but, if you are just wanting to look around and buy souvenirs, this is perfect. check out the rocket boat rides.. pretty cool. The best food in the area is Scoma's. been there for a long long time too. might be a wait but well worth it.

Visited August 2012
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