Pier 39 is the place to be when in San Francisco. Pier 39 has many stores and restaurants. Some stores are: souvenir, Pandora, Hard Rock Cafe store and so many others. Some restaurants are: Bubba Gump, Hard Rock Cafe, Wipe out and many others. You can also just pick up dessert. They have a place where you can get a small bucket of mini donuts. They are made fresh and delicious. They also have a place where you can get crepes: sweet and savory crepes. There is also a carousel for the children to ride. The carousel is also a double carousel. It was very cool to see.
Another place at Pier 39 is the Aquarium at the Bay. They have many ocean animals to view. There were sharks, jellyfish, otters, different kinds of fish and many other ocean animals. It is a nice place to visit with children. We went to the Aquarium and we used a city pass which included the aquarium.
Another popular place is at Pier 39 is to see the sea lions. There are lots of sea lions that come and visit the pier. They lay, play and talk to one another. Many people come to Pier 39 just to see the sea lions. My son was very excited to see them and we went a few times to visit them. At times, we saw them swimming in the bay.
At Pier 39, you can catch a cruise around the bay. We took the Blue and Gold Cruise. It was an hour long cruise. We learned a lot about San Francisco from the cruise. We went all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. We sailed under it and of course took a lot of photos. We also went around to Alcatraz Island. We were able to see both sides of the island. It was a nice and wonderful cruise.
When visiting San Francisco make sure to wear layers because it does get cold when there. We went in April and it was cold. We were wearing long sleeve and hoodies.