PIER 39- One of the World’s Most Visited Attractions

April 15, 2018
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Things To Do in San Francisco

PIER 39, a pier located in San Francisco, is one of the most visited attractions in the world. What makes this place so renowned is its rich history and the delightful events located on the pier. Many who come to visit the pier come to see the local street performers at the Smartwater Stage, and the musicians located at the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza. Beyond the musicians and the street performers, there are an amazing variety of other activities to partake in. Filled with a fantastic amount of events and attractions, a visit to PIER 39 is a must-see for anyone touring San Francisco.

About the PIER 39

Built in 1977, PIER 39 began as a small shopping area with 50 stores, 23 restaurants, and a diving pool. Throughout history, the street performers have been a crucial part of the culture and foundation of this San Francisco attraction. The movement of sea lions towards the pier increased the popularity of PIER 39, and as cruise lines began to take place on or around the pier, it only gained more recognition in the public eye. Slowly, the area began to attain more restaurants and activities, until PIER 39 eventually arrived at where it is today.

Some of the more popular attractions at PIER 39 include Aquarium of the Bay, the Blue and Gold Fleet, and the San Francisco Carousel. Located near the entrance of PIER 39, the Aquarium of the Bay is a renowned aquarium which features over 20000 sea creatures native to the San Francisco bay. The Blue and Gold Fleet is a ferry service which offers tours of the bay. The San Francisco Carousel is arguably one of the most famous attractions in PIER 39, as it has been apart of the pier since the year of 1983. Whether you’re coming to see the live performances, to be given a tour of the ocean waters, shop, explore the aquarium, or shop, you’re bound to find something for you at PIER 39!

The attractions, retail stores, kiosks in PIER 39 are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the restaurants are open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The hours of operation vary from season to season for specific parts of the pier. More information on the specifics of these hours can be found here. If you’re looking for a hotel near PIER 39, look no further than HTL 587. Being only 15 minutes away from the pier, and providing friendly service and guest amenities, HTL 587 is the perfect place to stay while exploring PIER 39.

Stay at HLT 587

While visiting PIER 39, enjoy your stay at HTL 587. Located conveniently within 15 minutes of the hotel, HTL 587 offers the best rates when you book directly at: www.htl587.com.