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Pier 39

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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“sea lions”(4,117 reviews)
“lots of shops”(517 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Beach Street & The Embarcadero, Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-705-5500
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All reviews sea lions lots of shops street performers seafood clam chowder great place to visit walk around lots of fun alcatraz island the golden gate bridge carousel souvenirs tourists bay pontoon aquarium sf
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Reviewed today

Visit to San Francisco is incomplete with out going to Pier 39. Lots of restaurants by the water and it is a cool place to relax and have fun.

Thank Louella C
Reviewed today via mobile

The pier’s best feature is undoubtedly the antique penny arcade Many machines are pre WW2 but are kept in full working order and have been converted to take present day quarter coins You could wile away hours in this old amusement arcade The rest of...More

Thank Corr G
Reviewed today

Dozens of them lazing in the sun at the end. Smelt awful but great pics and video taken. well worth waiting for people to move so you get fence side location.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is amazing!! Full of life and almost fools like you are at a theme park! A lot of good restaurants as well! A must when in San Fran!!

Thank Salma A
Reviewed yesterday

This is a quintessential SF location. There are a few minor attractions, but it is mostly for food and seeing the seals.

Thank TravelingBbusFun
Reviewed yesterday

Firstly I am only singling out Pier 39 because of the Sea Lions, it’s part of the wider Fisherman’s Wharf sea front which is a must for anyone who visits San Francisco. Have to say the Sea Lions were the stars, noisy smelly buggers, basking...More

Thank Allister16
Reviewed yesterday

Pier 39 is a must for tourists in San Fransisco. Right beneath the water front a selection of restaurants, shops and waterside attractions awaits you. A beautiful view to Alcatraz Island as well as hundreds of yielding sea lions are inviting you to remain on...More

Thank chsp01
Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for reviewing PIER 39 on TripAdvisor! It is wonderful hearing that you enjoyed your visit to San Francisco and that you had a chance to spend time on our beautiful waterfront. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed yesterday

Pier 39 offers great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay, so is well worth a stroll. There's shops, cafes, and restaurants to browse and I would recommend a meal in Hana Zen restaurant at the end of the pier, good restaurant and...More

Thank mcglassa
Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It is wonderful that you had fun exploring PIER 39's shops and restaurants! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yes, it’s a tourist place, my Mother and I walked there from Union Square which is a good walk. We stopped at an Italian restaurant, Swiss Louis, on the second level to rest our feet and have a drink. Despite many restaurants having line ups,...More

Thank CanadagalsVancouver
Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for reviewing PIER 39 on TripAdvisor! We're so glad that you and your mother enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon for more fun by the bay.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent some time here, as it was near our hotel. Really enjoyed it, ate and drank at the Hard Rock, and Fog Harbour restraunts, bought some souvenirs, seen the sea lions. All nice and clean, and friendly.

Thank Sparko23
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.

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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
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26 October 2018|
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.
11 September 2018|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
Is it worth the time? Yes definitely. Is it worth the money? That’s up to you and how much you spend. You can go there and spend $0 or $1000, it all depends on you. Follow me on Instagram @drworldtravel
Jonah H
3 September 2018|
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Response from djhad83 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to hear about your situation. It happens everywhere not just in the United States. I recently was there and had all my bags inside my suv, but I am always watching my surrounding and making sure no one could see what... More