Pier 39 is a popular California shopping center built on a San Francisco Pier. The marina of Pier 39 is home to shops , restaurants, video arcades, street performances, the Bay Aquarium, virtual 3D rides, California sea lions and views. A 2 story carousel, even though not readily visible from the street and located at the end of the crossing, is among the most important features of the jetty. The family-oriented entertainment and the presence of Navy Mammals make this a popular place for families with children.
Located at the edge of the Fisherman's Wharf area, the pier is close to North Beach, Chinatown and the Embarcadero. In this area, you can easily reach the historic F Market streetcars.
One can see Angel Island from the pier, Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Bay Bridge. Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruises depart from Pier 39.
First built and opened by entrepreneur Warren Simmons, Pier 39 was opened on October 4, 1978. On 22 December 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Everitt Aaron Jameson, a 25-year-old former Navyman, on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack on Christmas at Pier 39.
PIER 39 in the heart of the San Francisco waterfront is the flagship location for entertainment. Besides two levels of dining, entertainment , shopping and attractions on both The PIER and San Francisco Bay, PIER 39 is home to the world-famous sea lions who have been thrilling visitors at K-Dock since 1990 every day.
To millions of visitors the PIER is an annual meeting place. With picture-perfect views of nearly every turn of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Alcatraz and the city skyline, it's easy to see why PIER 39 has recently been named the most visited attraction in San Francisco for the ninth consecutive year! PIER 39 was designated a Legacy Corporation by the City of San Francisco in September 2018. The PIER is the start of a tour of San Francisco!
PIER 39 is supervised by trained security personnel 24 hours a week to ensure public safety. The safety team of PIER 39 is trained and qualified as first responder in First Aid, CPR, External Computing and State Guard Card Training. PIER 39 Protection is well versed in law enforcement tactics and a wide array of emergency situations with the law enforcement and emergency response departments of the Federal and City of San Francisco.
PIER 39 provides free Wi-Fi for all visitors, with the assistance of AT&T. PIER 39 is dedicated to the protection and conservation of San Francisco Bay's natural resources by promoting, generating and promoting environmental awareness, responsible use, establishing alternative energy sources and addressing environmental concerns. PIER 39 's recycling efforts help to divert more than six million pounds of waste material from local landfills each year. PIER 39 provides its full-service restaurants an organic / wet garbage composting system along with cardboard, mixed paper, plastic , glass and aluminum, resulting in more than two million pounds of recycled food waste each year. 100% of the landscape waste is also recycled in PIER 39. A portion of this recycled waste is returned and integrated into the soil as a composted material. PIER 39 has extensively incorporated the use of LED technology in the area and architectural lighting around the PIER, contributing to reduced electrical use and significant savings and a reduced carbon footprint.
PIER 39 has received numerous awards, among them almost every year's State of California Waste Reduction Program (WRAP), in recognition of its outstanding broad-based recycling effort. PIER 39 was also the country's first ISO 9001-2015 certification body.
This amazing landmark is located in California’s San Francisco Bay Area and is only a short distance away from:
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Alcatraz Island
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Golden Gate Park
- Union Square
- Lombard Street
- Chinatown Historic
- Coit Tower
All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location, conveniently located just down the freeway at 1261 Locust St, Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!