Pier 39: An Epicenter of Food, Fun and Entertainment in San Francisco
For countless generations California has had a magical and magnetic pull. From pioneers looking to strike in rich during the gold rush to fishermen and the Beat poets, California represents a new way of life. A sense of freedom, renewal and endless sunshine is inherent in the California lifestyle. There is no better city on the Pacific coast that epitomizes this than San Francisco. It is the jewel in the crown of the Bay Area. In San Francisco there are always good vibrations.
The Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco is a must-see if you are planning a trip to California. The highlight of this area is undoubtedly Pier 39. Originally a cargo pier in 1905, Pier 39 was rebuilt and refurbished in 1978. Today, it looks like a quaint and historically rustic fishing village. Pier 39 is an epicenter of specialty stores, boutiques, restaurants, entertainment and family fun. In fact, there is so much to see and do that it would be easy to spend half the day on Pier 39. The kids will love the two-story Venetian carousel and the Aquarium of the Bay. The adults will love sitting down at a restaurant and trying the Dungeness crab. Of course, the highpoint of Pier 39 is its majestic view of the bay, not to mention the sea lions that are famous for camping out along the West Marina.
Your entire trip through San Francisco can be planned and organized at Pier 39. Sightseeing tours, whale watches and bike rentals can all be booked there. The more adventurously inclined can even hop aboard the famous Adventure Cat Sailing Charter, which gives a remarkable daytrip or sunset cruise around the bay, giving you spectacular views of Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco skyline. Do not forget to bring your camera.