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San Francisco - Pier 39

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  Sea Lions – Head over to the west side of the pier, where kids will enjoy watching sea lions lolling on wooden platforms. The sea lions do a lot of barking, and it's quite entertaining. On weekends, there are often free sea lion informational talks. Don't miss the sea lions statue (in the West Park, left of the entrance to Pier 39) – a great picture spot.
    Telescope views – From the end of the pier, there are stunning panoramas of the Golden Gate Bridge. Aim your telescope for a close-up look at boats coming and going under the bridge. Also picnic tables, so grab a sandwich and eat your lunch outdoors with a view.
    Aquarium of the Bay – The aquarium features marine life from around San Francisco. In the first tunnel, see fish that live under Pier 39 – red spiky sea cucumbers, strawberry sea anemones, the giant Pacific octopus, schools of shimmering smelts. Find out what lives under the Golden Gate Bridge in the second tunnel – bat rays, leopard sharks and spiny dogfish. Little kids will like the touch pools, where you can feel a bat ray, leopard shark, sea urchins and sea stars.
     

Tip: Use your San Francisco CityPass.

Playtime
      For little kids, take a ride on the double-decker San Francisco Carousel.
      Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze, a classic fun house maze.
      Frequent Flyers is a bungee trampoline for kids of all ages.
      In the East Park, there is a playground (sand and climbing structure) and benches.
Live performances – Look for shows at the Crystal Geyser Center Stage, behind the carousel. There are also buskers and street performers all around the pier.
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