San Francisco, CA, United States for Pier 39 : Activities, Food & Views!

Los Angeles, United States
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Travel Instagrammer & Blogger in sunny Los Angeles! I left my Director of Sales & Marketing job in 2015 to travel!

I love San Francisco. Pretty sure I’ve never met someone that doesn’t! Even though I live in Los Angeles, I don’t go up there as often as I should. Whenever I go up north, it’s for Napa Valley – which of course isn’t a bad alternative but a completely different experience. When I found great airfare for San Francisco, I knew I had to take advantage. 

Since there’s so much to do in San Francisco, I thought I would separate the experience between land and sea! I love the Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 – read below for some fun things to do, see and delicious places to eat! 

 

Boudin at the Wharf – The Boudin at the Wharf is located by Pier 39 and is their flagship store. The first floor has the factory, as well as the cafe. On the second floor, they have the Boudin Museum and the Bistro Boudin. If you have time, I recommend Bistro Boudin. It’s a lot more relaxing and civilized compared to the chaos the cafe downstairs can be. The bread bowl with chowder, fish & chips and the sourdough bread pudding are the best!

Aquarium of the Bay – Who doesn’t love aquariums? The Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 is small but a unique experience. Their tunnel-style aquarium guides you through sea life to the sides and above you; really, really cool! I’m kind of a kid myself but I would think it’s a fun time for kids and adults alike. If you take the cruise, bring your ticket stub for a discount on admission!  

Blue & Gold Fleet Cruise – Unfortunately, visiting Alcatraz wasn’t an option since I wasn’t aware that the tickets sell out months in advance. I was trying to look for the next best thing when I came across the Alcatraz Escape the Rock boat cruise by Blue & Gold Fleet Cruises. It doesn’t quite take you onto Alcatraz but it was a blast! You take a boat from Pier 39 for a 90 minute cruise going under the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and once around Alcatraz. Educational, fun and photograph friendly! 

Ferry Building – While the Ferry Building still docks ferries, the inside of the historical building has turned itself into a Farmer’s Market. The beautiful baby blue painted Ferry Building has shops on shops, varying from organic vegetable farmers, chocolate, bakeries, candles, etc. My favorite? Cowgirl Creamery. They have delicious assortments of cheese but their Raspberry Chocolate Milk and Chocolate Chip Cookies? Hands down, the best treat ever. 

 

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