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Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf

Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf

Pier 39 is a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco, California. Pier 39 was first developed by entrepreneur Warren Simmons and opened October 4, 1978.
San Francisco PIER 39
SFO Fisherman's Wharf
At Pier 39, there are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, an interpretive center for the Marine Mammal Center, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, and views of California sea lions hauled out on docks on Pier 39's marina. The marina is also home to the floating Forbes Island restaurant. A two-story carousel is one of the pier's more dominant features, although it is not directly visible from the street and sits towards the end of the pier. The family-oriented entertainment and presence of marine mammals make this a popular tourist location for families with kids.

From the pier one can see Angel Island, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Bay Bridge. Blue and Gold Fleet's bay cruises leave from Pier 39. The 45-acre complex is located in San Francisco, two-blocks east of Fisherman’s Wharf at Beach Street and The Embarcadero.
Fisherman's Wharf Shopping
California sea lions in Pier 39
Blue and Gold Fleet's bay cruises
Bay cruises in PIER39
PIER 39, San Francisco’s Premier Bay Attraction, is a festive shopping mecca featuring 110 specialty shops and 14 full-service restaurants serving seafood, California cuisine, and casual fare with beautiful Bay views. At PIER 39 the picturesque scenery captures Alcatraz, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Fisherman’s Wharf and city skyline. PIER 39’s two-level design with lush landscaping is a must-see on San Francisco’s historic waterfront. There’s a multitude of fun for everyone with attractions and live entertainment to amuse all ages.

PIER 39 is located on the northernmost point of the San Francisco peninsula providing visitors with postcard views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, the San Francisco Bay and the City skyline. Telescopes are placed along the location's perimeter road for viewing the sights. PIER 39 is the "Best Place to People Watch San Francisco" as voted by the San Francisco Chronicle's Readers' Choice competition.
SFO city skyline
SFO PIER 39 View
Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street. The F Market streetcar runs through the area, the Powell-Hyde cable car lines runs to Aquatic Park, at the edge of Fisherman's Wharf, and the Powell-Mason cable car line runs a few blocks away.


How To Reach : The pier is located at the edge of the Fisherman's Wharf district and is close to North Beach, Chinatown, and the Embarcadero. The area is easily accessible via the historic F Market streetcars.

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