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Pier 39

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“lots of shops”(497 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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All reviews sea lions lots of shops street performers seafood tourist spot clam chowder lots of fun great place to visit walk around alcatraz island the golden gate bridge bay carousel souvenirs tourists pontoon aquarium
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Reviewed today

Pier 39 is a place where you can spend a whole day with the family. There are food vendors, video archades, live musicians, mimes, sea lions basking in the sun and much more.

Thank Barrie B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place has lots of shops and restaurants, so if you’re walking through Fisherman’s Wharf grab a bite here and browse through the shops. You can also enjoy a good view of Alcatraz island.

Thank Katrin R
Reviewed yesterday

Pier 39, as a local I go when I want fresh crab when in season or cookie Dough at Doughp (amazingly delicious). And the views and seal sightings aren't bad :))) Also go to Boudin for sourdough and you can watch them make it from...More

Thank sfobes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed Pier 39. Lots & lots of tourists. Doubt if the locals go near it. Can see Alcatraz from there & sea lions were neat

Thank theblacksathome
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of restaurants here and great place to visit and view of the bay, don’t forget to sea the sea lions just off the pier.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the sea lions! Pier 39 is very interesting. Neat place to visit some shops and chill for a bit. A must see place.

Thank cksrp
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I know Pier 39 is a touristy spot, but I love it nonetheless. The mirror maze is surprisingly fun, Fog Harbor offers up great eats, and checking out the bay and the sea lions is always fun. Great place to walk around, especially when the...More

Thank Sheena M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is a total tourist trap but we knew that walking in. We went to see the Sea Lions and hoped that they had a good spot to sit and maybe get a drink. It was ok at best but is really all of...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were in San Francisco visiting the different attractions the City had to offer. An uncle had flown in from Idaho and wanted to see as much of the City as he could before he flew back home. We only had one full day in...More

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

Thank you for your review of PIER 39 on TripAdvisor, Donna! We love hearing about your uncle's first time in California and visiting PIER 39! It certainly sounds like you had a great visit and will enjoy these new memories for many years to come....More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very to touristy. I went and hide away at the Wine bar. Was really good. Nice wine and a nice meal. Enjoyed the lady playing piano at the entrance. She was really good.

Thank Johmal2
Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to PIER 39! Some good wine, entertainment, and a good meal is always a treat. We look forward to seeing you again soon for more fun by the bay!

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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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10 September 2018|
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Response from JennifereSmith | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes, it is a iconic landmark that everyone will ask if you visited when traveling to San Francisco...as far as money that is your discretion. You can eat without breaking the bank and buying items is totally up... More
Jonah H
2 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
Jonah H
2 September 2018|
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Response from Joe M | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry that your experience was so bad in San Francisco, but please don't believe that America is Crime riddled or dirty just because one of our tourist areas is. Near any high-tourism area in the world the same can be... More