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Pier 39

Beach Street & The Embarcadero, Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-705-5500
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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 unbeatable views of the city and the bay. Take it from the world famous sea lions: a visit to San Francisco starts at The PIER.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lions” (3,925 reviews)
“lots of shops” (483 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Beach Street & The Embarcadero, Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
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+1 415-705-5500
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"sea lions"
in 3,925 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 483 reviews
"street performers"
in 337 reviews
"seafood"
in 342 reviews
"tourist spot"
in 115 reviews
"clam chowder"
in 215 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 154 reviews
"walk around"
in 157 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 114 reviews
"alcatraz island"
in 130 reviews
"the golden gate bridge"
in 277 reviews
"carousel"
in 401 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 585 reviews
"tourists"
in 810 reviews
"bay"
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"pontoon"
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Reviewed yesterday

Pier 39 is very touristy. It's very, very touristy. But it is one of the most visited destinations in San Francisco. It has two levels of dining, shops, and attractions. It also offers an incredible view of the bay - if it isn't foggy, you...More

Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whether you are looking for a carnival like experience or a nice fine dining restaurant you can find it all at Pier 39. Known as the place to visit the seals there is something for everyone to see and do. Lots of gift shops, coffee...More

Thank ddmullis
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pier 39 is the place for souvenirs and for local eating.Local tours also leave here.Ok for wheelchairs Sea lions are a must visit.Come early to avoid congestion

Thank Gary D
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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for reviewing PIER 39 on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed good food, shopping, and of course the sea lions. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Strolling along the Wharf, and we take a detour to Pier 39. Highlight of the experince, sea lions for sure, they were playing and had everyone's attention. From there we ventured inside to see what's doing. We stumbled upon a very well stocked Christmas store,...More

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed yesterday

In this pier you can see the sea lions and also have access to various tours operators as long as lots of restaurants, cafés, street food. It's one of the most tourist spots in San Francisco.

Thank jlabreu72
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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It is wonderful to hear that you had a great time at PIER 39! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

P39 part of Fisherman’s Wharf complex, if coming in from downtown SF get the cable car from Powell st to Hyde wonderful experience but get there early to avoid the queue! Plenty to do on pier, great atmosphere loads of eateries specialising in sea food...More

Thank dt191266
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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

There is indeed a lot to see and experience at PIER 39, and we are so glad you enjoyed your time visiting us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for more fun and sea lion watching.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very nice place to view the bay and at the same time, have a brunch and just watch the marina.. So family friendly, a lots of sights for the kids and adults alike.

Thank Marie H
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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for reviewing PIER 39 on TripAdvisor! It is wonderful hearing that you enjoyed your visit and that you had a chance to spend time on our beautiful waterfront. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of shopping and restaurants and excellent spot for scenic photos. Very busy, loads of people. Definitely worth a visit.

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

It is wonderful to hear that you had a great time at PIER 39! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed yesterday

We took the family here & had a great time! Everyone enjoyed walking the pier, watching the sea lions & browsing through the shops. There's plenty to see & do here. This is a fun place to play. I recommend adding this place to your...More

Thank Sandra S
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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are glad you enjoyed shopping, exploring, and time with the sea lions during your visit to PIER 39! Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s the same with Fisherman’s Wharf, where a lot of nice restaurants are located. One more point, on your way you will see a lot of seals lying down and making funny sounds. This is the point I like the most at Pier 39.

Thank YingHeng_1992
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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The sea lions are wonderful, aren't they? It is great hearing that you enjoyed your visit to PIER 39. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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eleanor416
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.
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psalm119
2 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
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psalm119
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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
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