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Pier 39

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Address: Beach Street & The Embarcadero, Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133
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+1 415-705-5500
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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From amazing views and a sea of sea lions to chowder bread bowls and...

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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Lots of shops and restaurants by the sea

We paid a visit here as we had booked tickets to The Aquarium. Lots of souvenir shops and restaurants. Main area is called Fisherman's Wharf. You can experience lots of sea lions... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tourist trap by the water with the ubiquitous tee shirt shops, bad restaurants, and trinket stores. However, it also has the sea lions which make up for it all. The sea lions are so wonderful to watch and very entertaining. The family enjoyed them immensely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice shops and restaurants. A must visit. We went at night and loved the positive energy. Souvenirs shops have a very good variety of gift items that are reasonably priced and cater to different ages and styles.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a must see but like most tourist spots, busy crowded and overpriced. The view of Alcatraz and the bridge, along with the sea lions are the best part

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's good and bad, caters for all with eateries, shops, views and Sea Lions (seasonal) and whe you've done the big sites is probably where you'll end up. Don't rush as it is a tourist area overall, just close to the water and with nice view and some sea life in residence. Put it a way down the SF bucket... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We paid a visit here as we had booked tickets to The Aquarium. Lots of souvenir shops and restaurants. Main area is called Fisherman's Wharf. You can experience lots of sea lions sunbathing on the jetties in the marina here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located next to Fishermans Wharf is Pier 39. We ate lunch at Boudin's and that is a different review. This is also the area where there are several tourist attractions and many many places to eat. I was surprised there was a Rainforest Cafe located here since I associate that so closely with Walt Disney World in Orlando. And for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy access, fun and safe as we strolled and milled around the shops. A short walk from the Alcatraz landing. Around the back side of the pier are the floats the allow hundreds of sea lions to rest and play.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great choice for a taste of SF! Sea Loins, boats, ocean, shops, eateries, artists, a variety of everything, perfect for a full day of California!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Shops, shops & more shops. Cute and all it's an open air shopping mall. Had lunch there in one of those "classic" sea food places... absolutely disappointing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are several restaurants and shops to walk to. there is also a lot of seals in the pier. We ate at the american bar there. Cocktails were good. Not to impress with their avocado tuna dish. The wine place there had great outdoor decor.

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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