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Pier 39

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Address: Beach Street & The Embarcadero, Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +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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A must see while in SF

Pier 39 is known for its dining, shops and sea lions on the pier. You could watch the sea lions 'tanning' and playing, on the pier, for hours. Lots of shops and restaurants.You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sparks, Nevada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pier 39 is a great place to go to see a lot of interesting stuff! Many shops and places to eat. Views of Alcatraz are amazing! A Must See!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pier 39 is the very definition of a tourist trap. Nevertheless, I visited it on each of two trips to San Francisco. The reason I inflicted the place on myself a second time was to try to see the sea lions on the docks near the end of the pier. On my first trip in July 2015 there was only... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pier 39 is known for its dining, shops and sea lions on the pier. You could watch the sea lions 'tanning' and playing, on the pier, for hours. Lots of shops and restaurants.You get a distant view of Alcatraz. It is very crowded but part of the SF experience.

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you take a stroll down to Fisherman's Wharf, you can't miss the seals at Pier 39. They could keep you entertained for hours with their antics.

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Groveland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about Pier 39 is touristy but fun from the donuts you can buy to all the souvenirs to the cheap shirts and clothing to the salt water taffy to the many restaurants to the many musicians and traveling hacks it really is representative of San Francisco and you can't beat the sea lions at the end of The Wharf... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bit smelly but cute ;) Lots of specialty shops too. Worth a visit. I had dinner in Bubba's shrimp, it's OK but not great.

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Marysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at Pierre 39 for the shops and the view. A must place to see in San Francisco. The Pierre is easy walking distance from Fishermans Wharf.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pier 39 the famous pier in San Francisco I spent great time there shopping,activity,restaurants, cinema, but in evening it is come cold over all pier 39 is great place in San Francisco

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I expected a lot more to see and do here but if the weather is nice and you have time to kill it's not too bad. The best part for me was the seals:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful area that has a really neat vibe, Shops a plenty and a great place to get the feel of San Francisco.

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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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