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Put PIER 39 on your list of your things to do in San Francisco, with sea lions, waterfront seafood restaurants, top shopping, attractions and bay views.
Nice view of the water. There are many great restaurants. Walk along from Piers to Piers
Pier 39 is a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco, California. At Pier 39, there are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, and views of California sea lions hauled out on docks on Pier 39's…
Pier 39 is a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco, California. At Pier 39, there are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides,. Many sea lions have chosen to dock here and make it their home.
Fisherman's Wharf, Boudin (local clam chowder restaurant and factory), sea lion docks, street performers, and many small shops! This is a tourist favorite for anyone traveling to the Bay Area.
This is one of the popular landmark. Pier 39 is a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco, California. At Pier 39, there are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, and views of California sea lions…
Enjoy the sites and shops along the San Francisco Bay. Stop along the walkway and grab some crab, shimp, or fries oysters to eat while you continue walking.
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