Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour.
San Francisco pier 39
Planning a family holiday in San Francisco? This city has a lot of great attractions that suit visitors of every age. We recommend you not to miss Pier 39 in San Francisco, one of the hottest tourist spots in town!
Get to know Pier 39 in San Francisco
Pier 39 is one of the top San Francisco attractions! The pier was originally built in 1905 as a cargo pier, and in 1978 it got transformed into a picturesque fishing village, which got blended into Fisherman’s Wharf. Today Pier 39 is a complex of more than 100 shops, restaurants and activities. Small kids will enjoy the historic Carousel which was handcrafted in Italy. Another favorite is the wonderful Aquarium of the Bay. Looking for budget-friendly activities with the kids? This area is known for its famous group of hundreds sea lions who call the pier their home. Go there in the morning to watch the sea lions in the bay, something both parents and kids will be able to appreciate.
There’s a lot more to do in and around Pier 39 in San Francisco, and if you want to learn more about activities and tours, and money saving possibilities, then check our pass page to learn about special cards and discounts which will help you enjoy the pier attractions while staying in budget. We also recommend you watch our Fisherman’s Wharf and Coit Tower video guides to learn about other attractions in the area.
Stroll into San Francisco’s amazing California Academy of Sciences with this early-access admission ticket. For one low price — a Viator Exclusive available nowhere else — skip the lines and enjoy entry one hour earlier than the general public, a privilege normally reserved for annual members of the Academy. Then wander about the aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and 4-story rainforest, all under one roof. With so much to explore, you’ll appreciate the crowd-free hour of checking out all there is to see at your own pace.
Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. You'll spend 5-6 hours inside the park with a combination of guided hikes, breathtaking vistas and free-time to explore on your own. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and discover the raw beauty of California's most famous national park.
Contrast the brutal austerity of Alcatraz with the sheer beauty of Muir Woods and Sausalito on this enthralling day trip from San Francisco. It's a whole day of contrasts: from catching the ferry to Alcatraz Island and driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, to walking through a forest of giant redwoods and relaxing in the picturesque village of Sausalito.
Wine taste your way through Napa and Sonoma on this day trip from San Francisco. Enjoy a comfortable, picturesque drive by luxury coach to wine country to visit several wineries for guided tours and tastings. Walk through beautiful vineyards, explore the winemaking facilities, and learn about the history of winemaking from your guide as you sip fine wine. Stop in Yountville to enjoy lunch and browse specialty shops at your leisure and expense. This comprehensive wine tour is the most relaxing way to experience California wine country, and all tastings are included!