Visit Pier 39 in San Francisco and See the Sea Lions

San Francisco is a delight to visit any time of year. It is especially nice however, when the weather is bright and sunny, and the many sights are available to enjoy. One such sight is Pier 39  on Fisherman’s’ Wharf, where the seals can be found all day long.

Photo: Jann Segal

Pier 39 is also known for the Sea Lion Center, which is managed by the Aquarium of the Bay.The Seal Lion Center an educational center located at Pier 39, which has interactive exhibits, videos and presentations. The pier is also filled with many restaurants, an arcade and even a merry-go-round. It is the gateway to visit Alcatraz across the bay, and is not a far walk form the many ships that are part of the Wharf’s maritime history including one of the tall ships that now resides there permanently.

After seeing these amazing creatures up close, they can be viewed online by a web cam. It is fun and educational for the entire family. Even a native Californian can benefit from a visit to see these creatures, since many natives do not know their land has been encroached upon by sea lions!


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