The amazing, family-friendly California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco features the world’s only aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum, all under one living roof. It's conveniently located on Music Concourse Dr in Golden Gate Park. Other attractions, like the de Young Museum, the Botanical Gardens, and 412 hectares of urban park are right outside its doors.
The Exploratorium is an interactive museum in San Francisco that lets you get wacky with over 650 hands-on exhibits! Explore the world through science, art, and human perception and prepare to be wowed by inquiry-based experiences. The Exploratorium is located at Pier 15 on The Embarcadero.
San Francisco's Red and White Fleet is the Bay Area's original cruise business. It started in 1915 to serve the 1915 Worlds Fair, held in San Francisco. The HQ is at Pier 43 ½, right at Fisherman’s Wharf (Taylor Street and Embarcadero). Streetcar Line F drops you right in front. To find Red and White Fleet on foot, head behind the famous Fisherman’s Wharf Crab Wheel and you'll find them next to restaurants Alioto’s, the Franciscan, and Boudin.
Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime as you embark on a voyage to track whales, dolphins, sea lions, and other majestic marine animals on board Hornblower Cruises. Or, you can simply sit back and take a relaxing tour around the San Diego Harbor.
Blue & Gold Fleet is a tour provider in San Francisco, California. The company, based at Pier 39, arrange San Francisco Bay cruises as well as boat tours, ferries and sightseeing trips.
Battleship _Iowa_ is a retired United States warship. Launched in 1942 and finally struck in 2006, USS _Iowa_ served in World War Two and the Korean War, and was the lead ship in its class. Since 2011, the world-famous ship has been an exhibit of the Pacific Battleship Center in Los Angeles.
Once a notorious offshore prison where some of America's most infamous criminals, like Al 'Scarface' Capone, and 'Birdman' Robert Stroud were incarcerated, Alcatraz is now a visitor attraction operated by the National Parks Service. Reachable by ferry, the island is the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the U.S. and home to large colonies of gulls, egrets, and cormorants, which add to the island's atmosphere as they circle overhead.
The Snøhetta expansion (completed in 2016) doubled the amount of exhibition space at the SFMOMA. The seven-story structure also expanded the gallery areas and outdoor public spaces, giving a big injection of destination architecture to San Francisco's South of Market area. The SFMOMA's permanent collection is a whopping 33,000 works, and there are always temporary exhibitions as well. When in San Francisco's SoMa make time for the SFMOMA.
Home to the Aquarium of the Bay, the Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze and many more attractions, San Francisco's PIER 39 has a lot more to offer than sea lions - although, you won't want to miss a peek at those pinnipeds sprawled all over the jetty. Located at Beach Street & The Embarcadero, PIER 39 is a great family attraction in itself. Open late, this tourist hotspot is home to various waterfront bars and restaurants, retail stores, kiosks and food carts.
An aquarium, planetarium, and rainforest under one roof!
Discover history and high-octane thrills aboard this gigantic aircraft carrier
An exciting world of movie and TV-based rides, shows, tours and attractions
Step inside a tornado and learn by playing with 650 hands-on exhibits
Underwater wonders at San Francisco's Pier 39