San Francisco – Pier 39

Located at the edge of Fisherman’s Wharf is Pier 39, a shopping district and a tourist attraction.

Pier 39 flags

Pier 39 is known for the Californian sea lions hauled out on the docks of the marina. Not having a very long lens on my Panasonic Lumix LX3, I can only get this far, and that’s with some cropping.

Californian Sealions at Pier 39

There’s a shopping area within Pier 39, which offers shopping and restaurants as well as views of the city.

The shopping district at Pier 39, with the Coit Tower and Transamerica Pyramid in the background.
Coit Tower and Transamerica Pyramid as seen from Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf.

There’s also a merry-go-round for the kids.


Many boats are docked at the marina at Pier 39.

Boats at Pier 39's marina
Boats at Pier 39's marina

At the end of the pier, you can see the island of Alcatraz, once used as a prison but is now a national recreation area of San Francisco. Again, due to the limits of my zoom range, this is all I have.

Alcatraz Island

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