I know a lot of local San Franciscans who despise Pier 39 because it's packed thick with over-exuberant tourists...but I actually find it quite fun! My favorite part is at the end of the Pier, where you'll find packs of sea lions. On a sunny day, these guys just sunbathe and bark at each other, and it's quite fun to watch them happily squabble with the backdrop of the Golden Gate. The food is completely overpriced here, but treat this area as a nice place to enjoy the sunshine and see some of the amusing CA-themed shops.
San Francisco, CA 94133, USA