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Pier 39

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lions”(4,022 reviews)
“lots of shops”(495 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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Beach Street & The Embarcadero, Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-705-5500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on late Friday afternoon and it wasn’t too busy. Went again on Saturday as we returned from our Alcatraz tour and it was much busier! Really just shops and restaurants but a nice atmosphere made it enjoyable. What really makes it different is...More

Thank KLego
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gotta shop when we travel. Cute and unique stores and food establishments plus a few chains. Walk around the back to see the sea lions.

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed yesterday

Very close to Alcatraz ferry, so no point in not visiting. Very much like a British seasidevpier, but with a lot more. Lots of choices of food and drink. Also make sure you see the sealions. It is almost as if they are being paid...More

Thank robbmat
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's one of those things you wanna do when in SF. Lots and lots of tourists and the food is not the greatest. But it's nice for a stroll and see the sea lions.

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

Thank you for reviewing PIER 39 on TripAdvisor! We love hearing that you would recommend a visit and we hope that you have the opportunity to come visit us again soon.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pier 39 is just gorgeous at night! All of the twinkle lights strung around overhead the little shops in the middle are really nice. There is a carousel for kids to ride, gift shops and souvenier stores, and many restaurants at the second level. We...More

Thank JameAndDare
Reviewed yesterday

This is more than just a pier. It does get very busy at times, especially at the weekend. It is full of shops, restaurants and food stalls for every taste. We were very impressed that the shops were on the whole good quality and not...More

Thank lchurchill65
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very lively at night many eateries & pubs nice place to stroll around.All ships depart from here a place cant be missed while in SFO

Thank Alokmili77
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best bit of this tourist trap is the submarine and the liberty ship and the old arcade games museum next to it ... the view over San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz is stunning...rest of the area is the usual collection of overpriced “restaurants “ and...More

Thank stuventus
Reviewed yesterday

Pier 39 is a must do tourist attraction. While it is mainly shopping and restaurants, the views of the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz are awesome and the REAL STARS of the show are the Sea lions , ya gotta go to see them...More

Thank landusd
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You must go it is a beautiful place with lovely stores and great restaurants with amazing food surrounded by the beautiful crystal waters of San Francisco’s Bay. I will definitely return!

Thank Cecy G
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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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September 10, 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
September 2, 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
September 2, 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