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“lots of shops”(483 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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Beach Street & The Embarcadero, Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-705-5500
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Reviewed today via mobile

Most visited pier of SFO. There is a lot to do and plenty of food stalls. Souvenirs are quite pricy compared to other places. Follow thestyriantraveller on fb and instagram for more pics.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed yesterday

We loved it here and especially watching the Sea lions. It’s a very busy place with lots to see and do. Plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from.

Thank merlot12
Reviewed yesterday

Visitors flock to Pier 39 so there are lots of shops and places to eat with street entertainment taking place. Some of our party rode the merry-go-round; visited the Left Hand shop and the Gadetronics store.

Thank MitzyNewZealand
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting attraction but too crowded. Shops, restaurants and some entertainment places. Too crowded even for walking inside.

Thank RamonFP1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is not my cup of tea! Very busy, very over priced. The best bit are the sea lions and they are free. The sports shop is also good if you are a sports lover, there is everything you could wish for and some great...More

Thank Beverley B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place for kids love watching the sea lions something for everyone go early in the morning as it gets busy

Thank Pauline K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a visits if you are a tourist. Very busy and bustling with people and lots of souvenir shop, restaurants and coffee shop.

Thank pareshraja14
Reviewed yesterday

again if you do the tourist thing then its a mustfull of people all in a hurray to go to Alcatraz or doing a boat tour

Thank mat m
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Totally couldn't see what everyone bangs on about here. It's a large pier and you could maybe eat there if you can afford it but that's about it. They have seals and sea lions which are cool but overall it's just grotty and commercial.

Thank Uke C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What's not to like about pier39. It's the ultimate tourist activity. Located on the Bayfront it offers views of the seals that you should check out as well as plenty of shops that are very unique and some nice restaurants. They also have the San...More

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

Thank you very much. There is indeed a lot to see and experience at PIER 39! We are glad you enjoyed our variety of shops and restaurants, and time at the Aquarium of the Bay. Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor, and we look...More

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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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17 August 2018|
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Response from mmbluejay | Reviewed this property |
You can just visit the pier, no booking a trip is required. Alcatraz requires reservations.
3 August 2018|
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Response from Denise L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The ground level has ramps. The stores, eateries and of course the famous sea lion area are all accessible by wheelchair. There is an upper level - I'm not positive about elevators. Even so there is plenty to see on... More
3 August 2018|
Response from Ange M | Reviewed this property |
There were a few shops with suitcases but I can’t exactky say I saw any ones specific with what you want