Beach Blanket Babylon
Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon is the longest running musical revue in theatre history. Hailed as "a constant cascade of showstoppers" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her "Prince Charming."
From amazing views and a sea of sea lions to chowder bread bowls and California wines, your visit to San Francisco starts at PIER 39. Kick off your visit by exploring two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions, all surrounded by unbeatable views of the city and the bay. Take it from the world famous sea lions: a visit to San Francisco starts at PIER 39.
Alcatraz and history go hand-in-hand. Once home to some of America's most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique to the Rock. The presence of infamous inmates like Al "Scarface" Capone, and the "Birdman" Robert Stroud helped to establish the island's notoriety. To this day, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world's most legendary prisons.
As San Francisco’s most popular visitor destination, Fisherman’s Wharf offers a wide range of options for eating, people watching and having fun. A great option for exploring this northern part of the city is to rent a bike and cruise around at your own pace. Get your cameras ready for the gorgeous views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond!
California Academy of Sciences
The California Academy of Sciences is a multifaceted scientific institution committed to leading-edge research, to educational outreach, and to finding new and innovative ways to engage and inspire the public. The Academy's mission - to explore, explain and protect the natural world - extends to all corners of the institution; from a research expedition in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, to a teacher training program in a California classroom, to an interactive game on the museum exhibit floor.
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Come and experience the bizarre and peculiar show at the remodeled Ripley’s Believe It or Not San Francisco Odditorium on Fisherman’s Wharf. Featuring brand new exhibits that will make you look twice, from the giant Optimus Prime made of car parts, to a Hummer made of over 39,000 lotto tickets.
Named after the city's original chocolate maker, Ghirardelli Square is a popular San Francisco destination in the Fisherman’s Wharf, featuring a Ghirardelli chocolate shop, bakery, shoe shops, clothing stores, art galleries and a handful of tasty restaurants.