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Pier 39

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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...more
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Beach Street & The Embarcadero, Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Reviewed yesterday

Good place to take the family for some action - lots to see and do. Food, activities, people watching.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Derek S
Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It is wonderful that you had fun exploring PIER 39 with your family! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are lots of shops, restaurants and activities but most are open at 10am which is a shame. We arrived on the 8am ferry and got a lot of photos with it virtually empty. We came back later and shopped a bit. The sea lions...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank newenglandgrl27
Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It is wonderful to hear that you had a great time at PIER 39! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The main attractions are sea lions, shops, and restaurants. There were about 10 sea lions on the deck. We had ice cream at the Pier 39.More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BangkokSachse
Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with the beloved sea lions at PIER 39! Until your next visit, watch them anytime with the Sea Lion Webcam on our website. From late summer (late July) to late spring (mid May), there are typically hundreds...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is totally revolved around food. Which isn't a bad thing, the food was so good most places. We saw very few sea lions sun bathing, but they were so cute!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank melissarK5638KX
Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

A day of good food and watching the sea lions is always a fun one at PIER 39! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon for more fun by the bay.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if in San Francisco . This is a busy spot. We spent a few hours here after our visit to Alcatraz . Lots of shops and restaurants.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 319bg
Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

There is indeed a lot to see and experience at PIER 39, and we are so glad you enjoyed your time visiting us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for more fun by the bay.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent restaurants & shops located on this pier! Lots of energy in the air! Don’t miss the sea lions!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Momof3fish
Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It is wonderful to hear that you had a great time visiting our shops and restaurants at PIER 39! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for more fun by the bay.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Located at the edge of the Fisherman's Wharf district, this venue offers with a wide variety of restaurants, shops, attractions and sea lions! With appreciation, Scott KJ (@scottkjphotography - instagram)

Date of experience: July 2019
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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

There is indeed a lot to see and experience at PIER 39, and we are so glad you enjoyed your time visiting us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for more fun and sea lion watching.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is my 2nd trip to the area. The 1st time there were tons of sea lions. This time there was only about 8-10. Have they decreased in number or was it just the wrong day to go?More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 165bm
Susan B, Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there, We have a sign out by K-Dock that explains where the sea lions have gone. You may have missed it with the crowds of people. From late summer (late July) to late spring (mid May), there are typically hundreds of sea lions hauled...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really neat area with lots of shops and places to eat. Great place to watch the sea lions or ships. The area around it could use some extra lighting as it was dark in some places.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 695heathers
Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

There is indeed a lot to see and experience at PIER 39! We are glad you enjoyed shopping, dining, and time with the sea lions during your visit. Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited Pier 39 on a recent trip to San Francisco. From what I'd heard beforehand, I was expecting a tourist trap full of gimmicks, and that was pretty much what I'd found: lots of stores, bars, and hustles competing for your dollar. Everywhere you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mr_Daniel_Canada
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Ramirez7777
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Response from RossJG | Reviewed this property |
Yes everything stays open.
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March 27, 2019|
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Response from cassannh | Reviewed this property |
I Recommend using public transport on in San Fran or Lyft . It’s too expensive to park anywhere .
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Response from TravelWorldMap | Reviewed this property |
Service animals (as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations) are allowed on Alcatraz Island and on Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. Pets or companion animals are not allowed in either location.
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