This is the most touristy area in San Francisco, but there are a few things here that would be unfortunate to miss. First, buy some fresh crab from the street vendors, preferably in a sourdough-bread bowl. Next, ignore the men trying to sell you souvenirs and make a beeline for Pier 39 to watch the sea lions frolic and laze about in the sun (or fog). They’re charming animals, beloved in San Francisco, but certainly not because of their work ethic. Once you’ve finished envying their lifestyle, you can slip off to the Musee Mecanique, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum or any of the other nearby attractions.
Location: Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
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