Attractions

Top Choice Bridge in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Golden Gate Bridge

San Franciscans have passionate perspectives on every subject, especially their signature landmark, though everyone agrees that it's a good thing that the Navy didn't get its way over the bridge's design – naval off…
Top Choice Historic Site in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Alcatraz

Alcatraz: for over 150 years, the name has given the innocent chills and the guilty cold sweats. Over the decades, it’s been the nation’s first military prison, a forbidding maximum-security penitentiary and dispute…
Top Choice Museum in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Exploratorium

Is there a science to skateboarding? Do toilets really flush counterclockwise in Australia? At San Francisco's hands-on science museum, you'll find out things you wished you learned in school. Combining science with…
Top Choice Sea Lions in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Sea Lions at Pier 39

Beach bums took over San Francisco’s most coveted waterfront real estate in 1990 and have been making a public display of themselves ever since. Naturally these unkempt squatters have become San Francisco’s favorite…
Top Choice Park in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Crissy Field

War is for the birds at Crissy Field, a military airstrip turned waterfront nature preserve with knockout Golden Gate views. Where military aircraft once zoomed in for landings, bird-watchers now huddle in the silen…
Top Choice Amusement Park in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Musée Mécanique

A flashback to penny arcades, the Musée Mécanique houses a mind-blowing collection of vintage mechanical amusements. Sinister, freckle-faced Laughing Sal has creeped out kids for over a century, but don't let this m…
Top Choice Historic Site in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Maritime National Historical Park

Four historic ships are floating museums at this maritime national park, Fisherman's Wharf’s most authentic attraction. Moored along Hyde St Pier are the 1891 schooner Alma, which hosts guided sailing trips in summe…
Top Choice Beach in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Baker Beach

Picnic amid wind-sculpted pines, fish from craggy rocks or frolic nude at mile-long Baker Beach, with spectacular views of the Golden Gate. Crowds come weekends, especially on fog-free days; arrive early. For nude s…
Top Choice Science Center in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Tactile Dome

Slide, climb and feel your way – in total darkness – through the labyrinth of the Tactile Dome at the Exploratorium, the city's standout science museum. Advance reservations and a separate ticket are required for th…
Top Choice Pier in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf – the Embarcadero and Jefferson St waterfront running from Pier 29 to Van Ness Ave – includes the following sights: Pier 39, the Musée Mécanique, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park…