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.