Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, you become familiar with all the local tourist destinations. Every time my family has visitors in town, they want to see what the city has to offer, and one of our favorite ‘must-do’ sites is the famous PIER 39 and have #FunAtPier39. A hub of shopping, dining, sightseeing, and other family-friendly activities, it offers something for everyone!
Located on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, the scenery is gorgeous, with views of both the bay and the city skyline.
Multiple levels of stores, restaurants, entertainment, and even the Aquarium are located right on The PIER!
My kids’ favorite part is definitely the Aquarium of the Bay. Filled with hands-on and interactive exhibits, this aquarium features 20,000 different sea creatures and is open 364 days a year!
And if you enjoy fresh crab, lobster or fish, PIER 39 boasts great seafood dining for every taste and budget. We enjoyed the fabulous Fog Harbor Fish House which serves 100% sustainable seafood. In addition, Fog Harbor Fish House has sweeping views of the bay and delicious crab cakes worth sharing.
For those looking for the boardwalk experience, PIER 39 also provides the feel of an old fashioned midway, featuring the gorgeous two-story San Francisco Carousel, street performers, caricature artists, and more. The kids loved walking through the old fashioned candy store, and my husband was lured in by the smell of fresh fudge, while I couldn’t pass up the nutella and strawberry crepes!
No visit to The PIER would be complete without a trip out on the San Francisco Bay! At PIER 39, your options are endless: Blue & Gold Bay Cruises, RocketBoat and tours around Alcatraz, sailing charters, or San Francisco whale tours. You can find hundreds of ways to spend time out on the water.