One of the most popular places to be on the San Francisco waterfront is PIER 39. With countless activities from just an individual to whole families, you will never run out of things to do. Constructed with an astonishing two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions both on PIER 39 and in San Francisco Bay, The PIER is home to their world-famous sea lions, who have been entertaining hundreds of guests every day at K-Dock since 1990. You could say – this place really does have it all!
With millions of visitors every year coming to see all that The PIER has to offer, there are themed and seasonal events all year round. In the winter, the holidays are in full swing with decorative lights, picture time with Santa, and even a skating rink. Come summer, there are plenty of opportunities to cool down from the heat with water attractions for the kiddos and discounts on water sports such as jet ski tours. However, if you find yourself there on the off-chance that no big event is going on, there is always something or someone taking over the docks. Street performers and live bands liven up The PIER with music and all kinds of fun.
Events are fun and all, but never fear – you can do plenty of retail therapy there, as well. With dozens of your favorite stores, you will be able to pick up a new pair of shoes or new shorts in case something happens while you’re out here having too much fun. Dining experiences on PIER 39 are also remarkable. Having a delicious meal from one of their vendors or sit down restaurants with glorious views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Be sure to catch the the skyline views at sunset for picture perfect moments!