Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Things To Do In San Francisco: Sea Lions and Pier 39 (Fisherman's Wharf)


While my cousin was in town, we spent a lot of time at Pier 39, otherwise known as Fisherman's Wharf.  The first time we visited was on the Thursday before Fleet Week started, when a lot of the planes were flying practice runs.  It was a great way to beat the crowds and still see some awesomesauce aerobatics.  Of course, the most popular attraction is the sea lions.  Here is a mini-tour.

They just want to make sure you know when you have arrived.


Sometimes, huge cruise ships dock at a nearby pier.  This one seemed to be here to watch Fleet Week.

You can see the Golden Gate Bridge through the fog in the background.  The restaurant with the lighthouse is Forbes Island, and it floats.  I haven't even been there, but you have to take a short boat ride to get there, so I am curious.  If you have ever been, I would love to hear your thoughts.

A view of the city from the Pier.

Of course, there is a carousel for the kiddies (young and old).  

A Blue Angel practicing for the air show.
 
Here comes another one.

The Wharf is full of stores, attractions, and restaurants, all with great views on the Bay.  You can find a listing of things to do here.
 
A view of the wharf, looking out towards Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid.

The main attraction is definitely the sea lions.  You can hear and smell them before you can actually see them.  

Strike a pose.  


If you are curious, you can watch the sea lions any time of day on the live webcam.  

8 comments:

Adele said...

Aaah this brings back memories of my honeymoon!
Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
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MM said...

Wow!Everything is so beautiful!! Love the sea lions!!

xoxoxo

Emmy said...

Another great photo collection, Erin. And how awesome are those sea lions?!?!

Ana said...

Great pictures, Erin! I think Pier 39 was one of the first places I visited when I moved here! Fun fun!

SizzleandZoom said...

Beckoning me to San Francisco with your wonderful photos.

Portuguese Prepster said...

the seals are such cuties!

Mal said...

I love the sea lions in SF! I'm psyched to learn that there's a webcam

Mal @ The Chic Geek

honey my heart said...

last time i was in pier 39 was in 2007. it's not something i do each time i'm in sf, but i do enjoy being touristy/watching the sea lions there :)

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