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Pier 39 at California
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PIER 39 Attractions and the Famous Sea Lions

You'll find many exciting things to do at PIER 39, from family entertainment to shopping and dining. Edging San Francisco Bay, PIER 39 is a festive waterfront destination with incredible restaurants, unique shops, fun events, and popular attractions like the Aquarium of the Bay, the Marina and the hand-painted San Francisco Carousel with 1,800 twinkling lights. See the famous sea lions and try the 7D Experience.
Enjoy whale watching charters, sailing adventures, bike tours, street performers, and live music at this iconic San Francisco attraction.There are free daily shows by local street performers at the Carousel Stage and musicians in the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza.The Monarch Hotel is a short bus or cable car ride away from PIER 39.


Hours -

Most stores open at 10:00AM.

Prices -

Vary per attraction.


  • Fourth of July Celebration
  • Tree Lighting Celebration
  • Fleet Week


  • Sea Lions
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Virtual 3D Rides
  • Street Performers
  • Sightseeing


  • What is the 7D Experience at PIER 39?

    This unique attraction at PIER 39 is a 3D movie, roller coaster, and laser-blasting game all rolled into one. You can enjoy several themed experiences, including Wild West robots, ghouls in a haunted gold mine, swashbuckling pirates and a zombie apocalypse. Battle werewolves, blast zombies, and check out 7D's newest DarkRide, "Road Fighters."
  • When Can I see the Sea Lions at pIER 39?

    Each winter, the sea lion population at PIER 39 can increase to up to 900, most of which are male. During the summer months, most of the sea lions will move south to the Channel Islands for breeding season. However, in recent years there has been a playful gang ot sea lions that live year-round at PIER 39's K-Dock and entertain visitors.The new Sea Lion Center, operated by Aquarium of the Bay, offers interactive displays, educational videos, naturalist presentations. You can even touch a sea lion pelt and see a sea lion skeleton

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