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San Francisco’s Pier 39 has entertained families in the city since it began serving up food and fun times in the late 1970s. Generations of Bay Area parents and their children have flocked to the Embarcadero to hear the bark of the sea lions, walk through shops and attractions and enjoy clam chowder in a bread bowl. It’s a San Francisco staple and one of the best places to spend the day with a group of cherished companions.

Some noteworthy Pier 39 tourist attractions are:

Museum of 3D Illusions: San Francisco

This captivating collection of immersive murals allows you and your family to be the stars of the show. Numerous colorful exhibits provide the backdrop for fantastic photo opportunities and an imaginative journey into make-believe worlds. The Museum of 3D Illusions is open seven days a week and is fun for all ages. San Francisco is home to many museums but this new attraction is the place to be! Whether you’re somebody who likes art, travel, nature or bending your mind, this recent addition to Pier 39 will be one of your favorite museums in the city.

 

Alioto’s

Alioto’s is the capital of San Francisco seafood, a crown-adorning jewel of fresh fish, oysters, calamari, crab and more. It’s open seven days a week and is a symbol of the American Dream at the edge of Fisherman’s Wharf, where Nunzo Alioto first opened his fish stall in 1925. The menu is as rich as the restaurant’s history and full of tried and true dishes.

Musée Mécanique

There are few places left in the world like Musée Mécanique, a coin-operated antique arcade at Fisherman’s Wharf. Admission is free and the old world game museum is open 365 days a year. Musée Mécanique has ski ball, wooden shooting galleries, pinball machines, talking figures, elaborate models and dioramas, jukeboxes and much more. Give it a try for a competitive afternoon or evening that doesn’t break the bank.

Fisherman’s Wharf in North Beach attracts tourists and travelers from all over the world each year. It’s sure to provide a delicious meal and some fun times whether you’re from overseas, just over the hill or anywhere in between. Be sure to try out these San Francisco tourist attractions the next time you’re in town.

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All Access for 2 March special

Access to the Museum of 3D Illusions and SMASH It! for 2 adults (12+ Years Old)
*Waiver Required Upon Check-In

$70 $60
Lucky Clover Combo Pack March Special

Access to the Museum of 3D Illusions for 4 adults.

$100 $80
Silver VIP Package

VIP Experience for 2 for Museum of Illusions, skip the line, receive a special gift, and get a 1 to 1 experience with our photographer who will take pictures on your camera
*Each additional person will be charged $50 at the front desk. (Up to 4)

$200 $150
Golden VIP Package

VIP Experience for 2 for Museum of Illusions, skip the line, receive a special gift, and get a 1 to 1 experience with our photographer who uses a professional camera to take your photos, edit them and send them within 10 business days
*Each additional person will be a $65 charge at the front desk. (Up to 4)

$300 $250
Combo Ripleys x MOI

Access to the Museum of 3D illusions and Ripley's. Believe It or Not! for 1.

$60 $45
General admission

Access to the Museum of 3D Illusions for 1 (6+ years old).

$25
All Access

Access to the Museum of 3D Illusions and SMASH It! for 1 adult (12+ Years Old)
*Waiver Required Upon Check-In

$35
Smash It

Access to the SMASH It! for 1 adult (12+ Years Old). Includes 3 ceramic plates.
*Waiver Required Upon Check-In

$20

Tickets

Regular

Access to the Museum of 3D Illusions for 1 adult (4+ y.o.). Kids under 4 y.o. FREE

$15
Combo

(regular + smash it)

$25