Pier 39

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Pier 39 is a shopping and entertainment complex on Fisherman's Wharf with over 50 specialty stores, 13 full service restaurants, theater, cruises, street performances, and several other things to do for the entire family.

  • The Aquarium of the Bay at the edge of the pier is home to 50 sharks of indigenous species from the San Francisco Bay, along with garibaldi, eels, moon jellies, sturgeons, rays, nettle, starfish and octopus. The Aquarium also runs the Sea Lion Center, where you can learn more about these cute mammals. Of course, the K-Dock outside has huge rafts of sea lions enjoying the warm waters.
  • The 7D Experience uses cutting-edge technology to recreate the thrill of a roller-coaster ride as you navigate your way around virtual environments. It also has a laser maze.
  • The Frequent Flyers bungee trampoline flips participants around up to 20 feet in the air for a heart-stopping adventure.
  • Magowan?s Infinite Mirror Maze is a labyrinth of infinite hallways, dead-ends, and never-ending loops in a psychedelic setting that takes you on a heady but fun-filled trip.
  • The San Francisco Carousel at the bay end is hand-painted with famous landmarks of the city such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and Alcatraz. The 2-level carousel is a hit with little kids.
  • Explore the waters of the marina on a leisurely cruise with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. You can also sail a yacht, or zoom past the attractions on a high-speed RocketBoat.
  • There are a host of street performers lined up on the Pier, from musicians and magicians to jugglers and comedians. You can also try your hand (or more literally, legs) at creating music on the Musical Stairs.

About Pier 39

 39 Pier 39 Concourse, San Francisco, CA, United States

 Nearest Transit: Embarcadero

 +1 415-981-7437


Pier 39 and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Union Square San Francisco

Union Square San Francisco(2.4 km)
Union Square is a commercial and cultural hub in downtown San Francisco, named after the pro-Union rallies held here during the Civil War.

Alcazar Theater

Alcazar Theater(2.5 km)
Built in 1911 in honor of the Shriners (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine); this Byzantine-style Islamic temple (now a 500 seat theater showing Broadway and off-Broadway shows), is now a historical city landmark.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art(2 km)
Housed over two floors, the SFMOMA displays the art ? in a variety of styles and media ? of over 1,000 emerging and established Northern Californian artists.

Ruth Asawa Water Fountain

Ruth Asawa Water Fountain(2.3 km)
A quick overview of San Francisco geography is provided by the '''San Francisco Fountain''' on the steps of the Grand Hyatt on Stockton just north of Post.

GLBT Historical Society

GLBT Historical Society(2.6 km)
A GLBT historical exhibit, 'Passionate Struggle', traces elements of the community's affinities and differences.

Chinatown Alleys

Chinatown Alleys(1.5 km)
Though Grant Avenue has a lot to offer, it is quite touristy; thus, it is essential that you examine the more authentic areas in the alleys, such as Waverly Place, Pagoda Place, Spofford Lane, and Ross Alley, between Grant and Stockton.

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory(1.5 km)
Opened in 1962, this tiny factory produces more than 20,000 fortune cookies a day.

Chinese Historical Society of America Museum & Learning Center

Chinese Historical Society of America Museum & Learning Center(1.7 km)
This is well worth a visit, with exhibits on the history and experience of Chinese immigrants to San Francisco over the past 150 years.

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