Explore Pier 39
Published On January 15, 2018
Pier 39 marks the eastern edge of Fisherman’s Wharf. It is a tourist hotspot for several distinct reasons. For many, it is a major shopping hub and for others, it is a hotbed of entertainment with video arcades, restaurants, museums, and quite a few unique shops. Visitors would love the views from Pier 39 with the skyline behind framing views of The Bay. You would be able to see Alcatraz, Angel Island, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. Pier 39 is a family friendly place. The marine mammals you can view on the piers are equally thrilling for kids and adults. There are virtual rides offering a 3D experience and a two-story carousel. The Aquarium of the Bay is a star attraction and there are many street performances throughout the year.
About Pier 39
Pier 39 is north of The Embarcadero, easily accessible from North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf and Chinatown. The forty-year-old pier is a foodie’s paradise. Crab House is a great seafood joint to check out. Do not miss their phenomenal Dungeness crab or the mussels and the chowder.
The sea lions are the pride of Pier 39. They swim, sleep and sunbathe as the tourists go about their business. These mammals are perhaps the most exciting element beyond the pier as the live shows are on land. There are musicians, acrobats, and jugglers. Special occasions and holidays are celebrated at Pier 39.
Pier 39 is full of adventure. You could hop on a cruise from Pier 39, sail under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or take one of the ferries to Alcatraz or Angel Island. There is an assortment of shops, selling everything from gifts for kids to apparels, books to pearls, shoes to shells. Waterfront dining is an experience you definitely want to enjoy at Pier 39. Indulge in a 7D experience, rent a bike, get a caricature portrait done of yourself or of your kids, explore the infinite mirror maze, play the musical stairs, taste some wine or embark on a whale tour. Pier 39 opens at 10 a.m. but some restaurants open early for breakfast. The retail carts remain open till 7 p.m. The retail stores and kiosks close at 8 p.m. Most attractions are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Some restaurants may remain open until later for dinner. Learn more about Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 here: https://www.pier39.com/
Stay at Minna Hotel in San Francisco
Minna Hotel is less than three miles south of Pier 39. The hotel is located in the South of Market with Moscone Center a short stroll away making the Minna Hotel perfect if you are attending special events. All rooms at the Minna Hotel are equipped with flat-screen televisions, wireless Internet, a large closet, and dresser. Book your accommodation online on the hotel’s website to get the best rates. Book direct and save at https://www.minnahotel.com/