Pier 39

Pier 39, San Francisco: Hours, Address, Pier 39 Reviews: 4/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks • Piers & Boardwalks
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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.
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Neighbourhood: 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 after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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Owen M
Tucson, AZ155 contributions
There's food priced from fairly inexpensive ($25 for two people) to VERY expensive ($40+ per person), walk-up to fine seafood. The seals are on the North East side of the pier and are a riot.
Written 11 August 2022
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It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring PIER 39! The sea lions never cease to entertain - that's for sure! Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back for more good food and fun by the bay soon.
Written 12 August 2022
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Gloria
Wylie, TX55 contributions
Couples
Husband and I spent the day , hanging out after a trip to Alcatraz and lunch on the Pier, We had coffee and just people watch for a bit,it’s just beautiful , window shop , listen to some music, there’s so much to eat , drink or just stroll around, We took one of the tour bus to the Golden Gate Bridge. Love my time around Pier39 .
Written 11 August 2022
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you and your husband had a good time enjoying lunch, window shopping, and listening to music at PIER 39. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for more fun by the bay.
Written 11 August 2022
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Clare J
Norwich, UK17 contributions
Family
Great area to explore for restaurants mostly chain and quite expensive, touristy shops which have to be visited while on holiday and some entertainment options. The sea lions were great to sit and watch for a while, not as many as I remembered from years ago but after reading the information board August is when they start to return from breeding grounds.
Written 10 August 2022
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We are glad you enjoyed shopping, dining, 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.
Written 10 August 2022
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Jason_Tinley_Park
Tinley Park, IL146 contributions
Family
Even if you can get past the large crowds, overpriced food, and numerous stores selling junk, you have to go for the sea lions. You can get fairly close to them and they are a blast to watch.
Written 9 August 2022
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The sea lions are such a treat to see, aren't they? Until your next visit to PIER 39, look in on them anytime with the Sea Lion Webcam on our website. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Written 9 August 2022
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BarrieDB2015
Miami Beach, FL248 contributions
everyone should experience Pier 39. its worth going to see the sea lions, which start growing in number from the second week of Aug. he should for sure go check this out with the kids.
Written 5 August 2022
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Barrie, your review makes our day! We're thrilled to hear that you recommend PIER 39 and that you had such a great experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for more fun by the bay.
Written 7 August 2022
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Brownleys24
Doncaster, UK115 contributions
Family
Buzzing place for adults and children with plenty of shops/eateries to pick from also street food & street shows!! We also loved watching the sea lions 🦭
Written 5 August 2022
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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.
Written 5 August 2022
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Isak H
Rome, Italy36 contributions
Pier 39 is one of those iconic places which should be at the top of the list of anyone visiting San Francisco. Between the famous sunbathing sea lions, to the impressive piers and antique shops, this is a place which has to be experienced.
Written 1 August 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us — and we agree, PIER 39 is "a place which as to be experienced." We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Written 1 August 2022
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Steve M
Appleton, WI9 contributions
The area is unique and great to see. Only sad part is there were no sea lions or animals there when we went. Never bad to visit either way.
Written 30 July 2022
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Thank you for the positive review and great recommendation! We're happy to hear you had a good time. As for the sea lions, from late summer (late July) to late spring (mid May), there are typically hundreds of sea lions hauled out at K-Dock (ranging from 150 to 600+). In June and July, most of the sea lions head south to breeding grounds on the Channel Islands, although a handful to a few dozen have remained throughout the summer in recent years.
Written 31 July 2022
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chelsleigh28
Bilston, UK65 contributions
We love Pier39 great shops, lovely views and great restaurants. Best part about san fran in our opinion! Visited everyday.
Written 29 July 2022
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There is indeed a lot to see and experience at PIER 39! We are glad you enjoyed shopping, dining, and taking in the bay views. Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 29 July 2022
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Debbie B
Essex, United Kingdom180 contributions
Nice atmosphere, plenty of restaurants. We enjoyed a few hours here, it’s buzzing with atmosphere and lots of people.
Written 27 July 2022
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Thank you for reviewing PIER 39 on TripAdvisor! We're so glad you enjoyed the nice atmosphere and variety of restaurants during your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for more fun by the bay.
Written 28 July 2022
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