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“Mad and crazy”
Review of Pier 39

Pier 39
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US$95.00*
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PIER 39 Attraction Pass
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shops. All kinds of shops. Shop for left hand people. Shirts for 200 dollars. Lot's of people. A family shows which are good. The seals are near by great. Sanity normality amoungist the madness. Watching the seals is nice

Thank Michael P
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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of PIER 39 on TripAdvisor! You are right that there are many shops here - there's something for everyone. We are thrilled to hear you and your family had a great visit and made sure to see the famous sea lions.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is it historic or educational? No. Is it fun? Oh heck yeah!

Great views of the bridge, Alcatraz, and the bay. Get up close with the sea lions, eat crab 'til you're sick, and buy a bunch of souvenirs. Make sure to keep an eye out for their "photo spots", they're marked for a reason.

Thank Julie S
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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

"Is it fun? Oh heck yeah!" Now this is what we love to hear! Thank you for the awesome review, Julie! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the views, were entertained by the sea lions, ate all the seafood you wanted, and bought some souvenirs. We look forward to welcoming you back for more fun by the bay.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel was in the Financial District so it’s a very short walk to Pier 39. Nice walk with lots of restaurants and quaint shops.

Thank WinterWhite13
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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review of PIER 39 on TripAdvisor! We are happy to hear you enjoyed a nice walk and some sight seeing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed Pier 39. Watching the sea lions sunning was really a treat. We had lunch at one of the restaurants on the pier which was nice. Also the shopping was fun. Lots of things to do and see on the Pier!

Thank cameratotnmamma
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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with the beloved sea lions at PIER 39! Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. We welcome you back for more good food, shopping, and fun by the bay.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is more just to have been there. There is a good view to the San Francisco bridges. A special goodie are the sea lions. Nothing special else to see, except quite expensive souvenir shops and food places.

Thank romanshorner
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Susan B, Guest Relations Manager at Pier 39, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing PIER 39 on TripAdvisor! It is great to hear that you enjoyed the views and the entertaining sea lions.

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