Fishermans Wharf Attractions


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Attractions Located in Fisherman's Wharf

7D Experience
Address: PIER 39, Building M, Level 1
Phone: 415-445-0916
Website: www.7dexperience.com
We are a 3D film interactive attraction using full motion seats, wind, strobe lights, and other special effects.  Each customer has a "blaster" to aim and blast at targets and characters on the big screen.  Each customer gets a score based upon how well they did and all patrons have their photograph shown on the big screen, available for purchase after the ride. Current rides include "Los Banditos," "Alien Asteroid," "Zombies!" and the brand-new LaZer Challenge!

Anchorage Square
Address:
Jefferson and Jones Streets
Phone: 415-775-6000
Website: www.anchoragesquare.com
Anchorage Square -- The biking, rolling, touring, shopping, dining hub of Fisherman's Wharf. More than 35 fun activities, stores, restaurants and services including City Sightseeing SF, Bike and Roll, City Segway Tours, In-N-Out Burger, Chipotle, Cold Stone Creamery, Starbucks, IT'SUGAR, Crazy Shirts, Courtyard by Marriott, Hertz, Avis and more! Anchorage Square is located in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf with easy access from the Hyde Street cable car turnaround or the vintage F-Line streetcar. Convenient validated parking is available in the Anchorage Square garage on Beach Street. 

Aquarium of the Bay
Address: PIER 39, The Embarcadero at Beach
Phone: 1-888 SEA DIVE
Website: www.aquariumofthebay.org
A unique marine nature center featuring over 20,000 aquatic animals from the San Francisco Bay and surrounding waters. Walk through 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels just inches from sharks, skates, octopus, bat rays and other amazing marine animals. Visit a re-creation of Northern California's rocky shore line and touch leopard sharks, bat rays and sea stars. Daily special events include animal feedings, naturalist presentations and Behind the Scenes tours. Open year round except for December 25. Summer and holiday hours are 9 am to 8 pm; other times of year the Aquarium is open from 10 am to 6 pm. 

Madame Tussauds San Francisco and The San Francisco Dungeon 
Address: 145 Jefferson Street
Phone: 415-563-8891 or 415-674-4342
Website: www.madametussauds.com/sanfrancisco 
Madame Tussauds San Francisco is an interactive wax attraction featuring some of San Francisco's most recognized icons and favorite figures representing sports, music, film and television, and world leaders.  The San Francisco Dungeon is an immersive actor-led theatrical experience that depicts, through storytelling, some of the horrible history of the region with humor and fact. Fear is a funny thing.

National Liberty Ship Memorial (SS. Jeremiah O'Brien)
Address: Pier 45
Phone: 415-544-0100
Website: www.ssjeremiahobrien.org  
The SS. Jeremiah O'Brien is one of two remaining fully functional Liberty Ships of the 2,710 built and launched during WWII. It has the distinction of being the last unaltered Liberty Ship and remains historically accurate.  Moored at Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf , she is a premier San Francisco attraction.  A living museum on the National Register of HIstoric Places and  National Historic Landmark, the O'Brien transports you back almost seven decades to when sailors braved the harshest of high seas and threat of enemy attack.  O pen daily as a museum, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day).

Plaza entrance, Pier 39 PIER 39
Address: Beach Street & The Embarcadero
Phone: 415-705-5500
Website: www.pier39.com
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.  PIER 39 -- the most visited destination in San Francisco -- offers two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions, all surrounded by unbeatable views of the city and the bay.  Located along the historic San Francisco Waterfront, PIER 39's location provides the picture-perfect backdrop for postcard views of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Alcatraz, Angel Island and the famous City skyline.  Be treated to an unforgettable San Francisco experience and learn why a visit to San Francisco starts at The PIER.

PIER 39 is located in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, at Beach Street and The Embarcadero.  Parking is conveniently available in the PIER 39 Garage located directly across from the Entrance Plaza.

Red and White Fleet - San Francisco Cruises 
Address: Pier 43 1/2 
Phone: 415-673-2900 
Website: www.redandwhite.com 
Welcome aboard the historic Red and White Fleet! Founded in 1892, the family-owned Red and White Fleet is legendary for its San Francisco Cruises. Come aboard the 1-hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise for a breath-taking sail around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate, featuring headphone audio in 12 languages, and 8-14 daily departures. Or, enjoy spectacular sunset views and hearty appetizers aboard the 2-hour California Sunset Cruise, while sharing drinks with friends. New is the 90-minute Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, which takes guests on a journey along San Francisco’s entire waterfront, from the Golden Gate all the way to the Bay Bridge. Cruises depart from Pier 43 ½ in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf.

Plaza entrance, Pier 39
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum 
Address: 175 Jefferson Street
Phone: 415-202-9850
Website: www.ripleys.com/sanfrancisco    
Experience the strange, the unusual, and the unbelievable!  See in person the incredible "Believe It or Nots" you've read about and seen on television.  With more than 70 new interactive and hands-on exhibits, San Francisco's Believe It or Not! is the most interactive Odditorium in the world!  It is home to more than 400 exhibits, 80% of which are new, in 18 themed galleries, with a new emphasis on the Bay Area.  Get lost in the Mirror Maze, with nearly 100 mirrors spread across 1,200 square feet.  Odditorium Hours:  Mid-June through Labor Day:  Sunday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to Midnight.  Rest of the year:  Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to Midnight.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Address:
Bldg. E, Room 265, Lower Fort Mason
Phone: 415-561-7006
Website: www.nps.gov
Stand on the stern of Balclutha, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history.The resources of San Francisco Maritime NHP include six National Historic Landmark vessels. 1886 square-rigger Balclutha, 1890 steam ferryboat Eureka, 1891 scow schooner Alma, 1895 schooner C.A. Thayer, 1907 steam tug Hercules and 1915 steam schooner Wapam.

Sea Lion Center
Address: 
PIER 39, Building J, Level 2 
Phone: 415-262-473
Website: www.sealioncenter.org   
One of San Francisco's most popular attractions just got bigger; the Sea Lion Center is now open at PIER 39!  Operated and managed by Aquarium of the Bay, it is a hub for all things sea lion, including interactive displays, educational videos, and many fascinating presentations led by Aquarium of the Bay naturalists.  Touch a sea lion pelt, size yourself up next to a real sea lion skeleton and more.  Once you get to know the California sea lions, step outside to the K-Dock overlook and see (and smell!) them for yourself.  The Sea Lion Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Attractions Located Nearby in San Francisco

AT&T Park AT&T Park
Address:
24 Willie Mays Plaza
Phone: 415-972-2400
Website: www.attpark.com
AT&T Park is one of the few ballparks in America where home runs can become splash hits. Where the breathtaking Bay views rival the action on the field. Where one of baseball's most hallowed franchises plays inside an architectural landmark. On your behind-the-scenes tour of sensational AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, you will get to visit a dugout, the indoor batting cage, and possibly the Visitors' Clubhouse. Tours last about 1 hour and 30 minutes, and run almost every day at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Our tours are great for families, groups, and out-of-town guests.

The Exploratorium 
Address: Pier 15
Phone: 415-528-4410
Website: www.exploratorium.edu  
Called "the best science museum in the world" by Scientific American, the Exploratorium is an experimental, hands-on museum, designed to spark curiosity -- regardless of age.  Like a scientific funhouse, art studio and an experimental laboratory all rolled into one!  Come over and touch, play and tinker with hundreds of exhibits and activities, exploring sound and hearing, light and optics, life sciences and much more.  Come visit us at our brand new home on Pier 15, beginning April 17, 2013!



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