The Exploratorium's whimsical winter exhibition arrives on November 8th.  Come explore small, surreal worlds through the charming, often hilarious mechanical sculptures known as automata.  These whimsical machines are brought to life by intricate arrangements of handmade cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms. 

Each sculpture performs an absurd miniature drama-sometimes a myth or fairy tale-while also reflecting its maker's worldview and sense of humor.  Exposed inner workings and low-tech mechanisms invite the viewer to understand how each automata comes to life.

Located at Pier 15 along San Francisco's Embarcadero between the Fisherman's Wharf and the Ferry Building, the Exploratorium is easy to get to on public transportation.

Dates: Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, January 20, 2019
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Sunday; all ages); 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Thursday evenings; ages 18+); Closed Mondays, except select Monday holidays.
Location: Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)
For more information: Call 1-415-528-4444 or email

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November 10th marks the 66th anniversary of the debut of the legendary Buena Vista Irish Coffee, and you're invited to join our week-long celebration of this cream-crowned creation.  We'll be offering free anniversary lapel buttons (while supplies last)!  And don't forget to raise a glass to our intrepid veterans on Veteran's Day, Sunday, November 11, when retired members of the US Armed Forces will receive a 20% discount on food orders.  The 98th annual Veteran's Day Parade takes place on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., making its way around Fisherman's Wharf, so stop by the BV before or after the parade to enjoy a meal and, of course, an invigorating Irish Coffee! 

Later this month, we'll be serving classic Thanksgiving fare on Thursday, November 22 (from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.), in addition to our usual breakfast, lunch and dinner menu favorites. 

Get an early start on your holiday shopping with a visit to our gift shop (located adjacent to the restaurant), where you'll find a wide selection of exclusive BV logo apparel, gifts and collectibles.

Restaurant and Gift Shop Open Daily: Lunch, Dinner & All-Day Breakfast.  Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.; Weekends: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Location: 2765 Hyde Street (at Beach)
For more information: Call 1-415-474-5044

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Move over pumpkin spice.  Fall means bacon and beer!  The Bacon and Beer Classic, is turning AT&T Park into a massive festival devoted to local craft beer and bacon-inspired, well, everything.  30+ chefs will be on-site serving original dishes that use bacon in ways you've never imagined, and over 100+ breweries will be pouring their classic craft and creative fall varietals. With epic games, live music, and VIP access to the dugouts and warning track, this is how to ring in the season!  Get $10.00 off with the code: "BACONWHARF."

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Times: VIP and Power Hour ticketholders get in an hour early.
Afternoon Session: General Admission, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Power Hour, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; VIP, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Evening Session: General Admission, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Power Hour, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; VIP, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: AT&T Park, 
24 Willie Mays Plaza
For more information: Email

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Alcatraz Sunrise Gathering

Wine Country Day Tour to Napa and Sonoma Valley in Autumn! 

Crab and Rock Fish Combo Trips Aboard the Bass Tub

PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco's Waterfront!  The PIER is unwrapping a new nightly tree lighting show on its 60-foot Christmas tree at the top of each hour from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. November 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019.  Synchronized to holiday music, the tree becomes a kaleidoscope of swirling color, adorned with thousands of specialty lights and ornaments.  These dazzling tree lighting moments take center stage all season long.  Get into the spirit of the season at PIER 39 while shopping, dining and strolling The PIER.  Visitors will also enjoy local community performances, writing letters to Santa, as well as fun social sharing activities.  When you bring a gift for those less fortunate, you'll receive a special holiday treat.  HapPIER Holidays from PIER 39! 

Location: PIER 39
For more information: Call 1-415-705-5500 or email

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November 2018 Events at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

We look forward to welcoming you to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf! If you plan to visit during the month of November or beyond, there are fun attractions to visit, things to see and do, hotels to stay, restaurants and bars to dine and drink, and plenty of sights and sounds. Let's get ready to ring in the Holiday Season! 

Looking for more details on visiting Fisherman's Wharf, or a list of restaurants and hotels? Please visit our website at See you soon! 

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On Thanksgiving Day, Fog Harbor Fish House will be open, serving a traditional holiday dinner special (along the lines of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin bread pudding), plus the full regular menu featuring 100% sustainable seafood favorites ranging from Award-Winning Clam Chowder, Dungeness Crab, Jumbo Scallop & Crab Risotto, Cioppino and Seafood Platters. 

Excellent pier and bay views, plus validated parking (one hour) in the PIER 39 garage, all add to the allure of the dining experience. Celebrate the holiday by making your reservations now! 

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018 
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Second Level of PIER 39

For more information: Call 1-415-421-2442 or email

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Introducing the "Beyond Burger" at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant 

The Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering is a commemoration of the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the "Indians of All Tribes" and is a one-day event. This is not the standard Alcatraz Island tour and all areas, with the exception of the ceremony location, will be closed and inaccessible to the general public.  (There are no regular Alcatraz tours offered on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018.)

Held annually since 1975, the Indigenous People's Sunrise Ceremony is an event that honors indigenous peoples of the Americas and promotes their rights.  The ceremony commemorates the protest event of 1969, where the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement occupied the island, as well as the survival of Native American peoples following the settlement of Europeans in the Western Hemisphere, which led to enormous economic and cultural losses among the indigenous people due to disease, warfare and social disruption.

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Time: Ticket booth opens at 3:00 a.m. and boats will depart approximately every 15 minutes from 4:15 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Location: Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing
For more information or tickets: Call 1-415-981-7625(ROCK)   

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Holidays on Ice 

Join Us in Celebrating 66 Years of World-Famous Irish Coffee

Celebrate The Holidays at PIER 39!

Fisherman's Wharf's favorite bubble tea shop, CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice, is now open daily!  Sip on refreshing slushies, slurp on tasty teas, and delight in our world- famous Pearl Milk Tea!  

Check in at the CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice Yelp page to receive a complimentary topping on your drink.  See you soon!  

Location: 2699 Taylor Street (at Mason)
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday); 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Saturday); 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sunday)

For more information: Call 1-415-441-1627

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The Bacon and Beer Classic

Curious Contraptions: Inside the Fairy Tale Factory at the Exploratorium

Thanksgiving on the Bay with Hornblower Cruises & Events

Thanksgiving Day Celebration at Fog Harbor Fish House 

Relaxed Luxury in an Hisotric Setting

Experience San Francisco's best sights from the comfort of a yacht with Hornblower Cruises & Events!  Get out on the bay and dine on a yacht!  Cruises feature welcoming service, gourmet cuisine prepared fresh on board, and dazzling views.  Choose from weekly champagne brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour cruises.

This Thanksgiving, skip the cooking and the
cleaning, and join Hornblower for a holiday on the bay.  Gather your family and friends for a relaxing Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise, complete with all the trimmings.  Enjoy a traditional holiday meal and live entertainment as you cruise under the Golden Gate and around Alcatraz on this unforgettable Thanksgiving outing.

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Departure times: Varies by cruise
Location: Pier 3, Hornblower Landing
For more information: Call 1-415-788-8866

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Join  Blue & Gold Fleet on the Bay Lights Cruise and watch the illumination of The Bay Lights, the world's largest LED light sculpture, from the best seats on the Bay!  Ticket includes (1) drink ticket (good for 1 house alcoholic beverage or 2 non-alcoholic beverages).  Cruise departs promptly and is 90-minutes long.  This is not a seated event.  $3.00 of proceeds will be donated to Illuminate.  Learn more about The Bay Lights by Leo Villareal and dedicate a light at

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Departure Time: 5:00 p.m.  (Boarding begins at 4:40 p.m.)
Location: PIER 39
For more information: Call 1-415-705-8200 or

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe at PIER 39 will indeed be open for Thanksgiving.  If you and your family want to celebrate the Holiday in a different way this year, by all means, celebrate with us!  We would love to spend the Holiday with you!

A special menu will be featured on the Holiday, so stay tuned and be on the lookout for it on our 
Events page!  In the meantime, feel free to make an online reservation.  Love All, Serve All!

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Entrance of PIER 39
For more information: Call 1-415-956-2013 

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Well, it's that time again!  The Bass Tub is getting the boat ready for crab and rock fish combo trips during the beginning of November.  There are several days full already, so give us a call now or book online to reserve your trip!

Bass Tub has been in the business of sport fishing for decades.  Whether you're looking for a half-day trip with other parties trolling for many species, or you want to charter a full-day trip to the remote reaches of the Pacific Coast in search of that coveted species, we are the crew and boat you want for your trip.  Bass Tub is the largest and most modern boat at Fisherman's Wharf.  On Bass Tub, you're in the right hands!

286 Jefferson Street (Berth #4)
For more information: Call 1-415-456-9055 or email


Bay Light Cruise

November is here, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  Fill up with turkey and stuffing, then join us for one of our Segway tours and receive $10.00 off per person Thanksgiving weekend!  Simply mention promo code SEGTURKEY.  Valid for all of our Public Segway tours, 11/22/2018 to 11/25/2018.

We offer 7 fun guided Segway tour routes:  
Wharf & Waterfront Tour, Golden Gate Park Tour,  Sunset Chinatown & Little Italy Segway TourAdvanced Hills TourPark Segway tour to Ocean BeachWaterfront Quick & Fun Tour (1.5 Hours), and Park Quick & Fun Tour (1.5 Hours).  (Must be 12 years or older and 100 to 250 lbs.)  You will love gliding through the city on a Segway!  Don't believe us?  Click here to check our reviews!

Winter Hours: Our office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with 4 daytime departures and 1 sunset tour departure on weekends! 
Location: 757 Beach Street (near Hyde) or 82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (near Japanese Tea Garden) or 417 Beach Street (near Taylor)


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Glide into the holiday season with Hotel Zoe's specially curated winter package in partnership with the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square.  

Holidays on Ice package includes 4 tickets to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink; elevated hot chocolate bar in the lobby to warm up on guests' return; free valet parking; and 2:00 p.m. late check-out.   

Offer Dates: November 7, 2018 to January 14, 2019

Location: 425 North Point Street (at Mason)
For more information: Call 1-415-561-1100 or email 

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Thanksgiving with San Francisco's Original Segway Tours

Come Sip with Us at CoCo!

New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise: 21+

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant!  We will be serving a special traditional holiday dinner (turkey with all the trimmings, mashed potatoes, and a delicious pumpkin bread pudding), along with our full regular menu featuring fall favorites like Shrimp Cocktail, Anchor Steam Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Jambalaya, and a variety of our fresh, mesquite grilled seafood options.  

Pier Market Seafood Restaurant offers a 100% sustainable seafood, waterfront dining experience with views of the San Francisco Bay, the infamous PIER 39 Sea Lions, and Alcatraz.  One-hour validated parking in the PIER 39 garage.  
Click here to make your reservations now!

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ​
For more information: Call 1-415-989-7437 or email


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