What pier is Embarcadero?
Pier 39. This is San Francisco’s waterfront shopping and entertainment pier. Pier 39 marks the end of the Embarcadero and the beginning of Fisherman’s Wharf.
What is so special about Pier 39?
PIER 39 is known for its spectacular views of San Francisco Bay, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and Alcatraz, as well as the world-famous California sea lions hauled out on K-Dock. PIER 39 is owned, leased and managed by Moor + South/PIER Management Co., LP.
Is Pier 39 same as Fisherman’s Wharf?
What’s the difference between a wharf and a pier? When it comes to Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 in San Francisco, it helps to know that Pier 39, a popular tourist destination, is just one part of the much larger Fisherman’s Wharf, a year-round travel destination.
Can you walk the Embarcadero?
The Embarcadero offers a concrete paved walkway that runs right along the waterfront. The first stop is the Maritime Museum, where the Star of India, the ferry Berkeley and other historic vessels are docked.
Why are the sea lions not at Pier 39?
It is illegal in the U.S. to feed, harm or harass wild marine mammals, including sea lions. PIER 39 Marina staff hose down the docks when needed (usually weekly during warm weather when there are lots of sea lions), so that the smell of the sea lions does not drive away the tourists and neighboring boat owners.
Are the sea lions always at Pier 39?
While the number of sea lions at K-Dock rise and fall with the seasons, available food supply and natural migration patterns, the world famous sea lions always have a home at PIER 39.
How long is the walk the Embarcadero?
about 1.5 miles
The walk from the Ferry Building to Pier 39 is about 1.5 miles, but with a wide, flat sidewalk (no infamous SF hills here), endless bay and city views and a few fun places along the way, the open air exercise is a welcome change from the bustling ferry marketplace.
Is the Embarcadero safe?
And it remains dangerous. The Embarcadero – from King to Battery – is a designated high-injury corridor: the 13% of city streets where 75% of serious and fatal crashes occur. A fatal crash happened on the Embarcadero just three months ago when a 51-year-old man died riding a scooter.
What is the longest pier in CA?
Oceanside Municipal Pier
The Oceanside Pier, located in Oceanside, in northern San Diego County, California, is the longest wooden pier on the western United States coastline at 1,954 feet (596 m)….Oceanside Pier.
|Official name||Oceanside Municipal Pier|
|Toll||Open to the Public|
|Total length||1,954 feet (596 m)|
Where are seals at Fishermans Wharf?
There are resident seals at Fisherman’s Wharf all the time beside the fish store. You can buy herring from the store and feed them. They come right out of the water to get the fish when you hold it up about 4-5 feet above the water.
What time of year are sea lions at Pier 39?
The sea lion San Francisco’s best time of year to view the most is late July–mid May. In June-July many sea lions leave PIER 39 docks to breed. But there will still be a few hanging around to see.
What is Pier 39 in San Francisco?
From amazing views and a sea of sea lions to chowder bread bowls and California wines, your visit to San Francisco starts at PIER 39. Kick off your visit by exploring two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions, all surrounded by unbeatable views of the city and the bay.
Where do I Park at Pier 39?
Parking & Directions. PIER 39 has convenient visitor parking in the PIER 39 Garage, located directly across the street from the Entrance Plaza.
What is the clearance of the Pier 39 garage?
The PIER 39 Garage clearance is 6 feet, 8 inches high. To avoid auto break-ins, please take all valuables with you and check that your vehicle’s doors and windows are locked. Motorcoaches may only pick-up and drop-off in the PIER 39 passenger and taxi loading zone on a space-available basis.
What are the hours of operation for the Pier 39 tour?
Pier 39 is open Sun – Sat (10:00 AM – 10:00 PM). Buy tickets in advance on TripAdvisor. If you book with TripAdvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.