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Known as San Francisco’s #1 destination, the Fisherman’s Wharf has more activities for the whole family than any other locale in the area. From the freshest seafood in San Francisco to relaxing cruises on the waterfront, there are numerous land, sea, and air activities to explore. Here are some of the best Fisherman’s Wharf activities in San Francisco.

Aquarium of the Bay

The Aquarium of the Bay is home to 30,000 different animals. Just a few of the amazing animals include grand brays, pacific octopuses, native sevengill sharks, colored rockfish, a huge variety of eels and jellyfish, and so many more. All animals found in the aquarium are normally found in the bay as well as the California coastline. The aquarium is broken up into four main exhibits – Discover the Bay, Under the Bay, Touch the Bay, River Otters: Watershed Ambassadors. The aquarium also offers many hands-on experiences that people of all ages will love.

Twitter: @AquariumOTheBay

7D Experience

The 7D Experience is one you don’t want to miss. This interactive attraction offers a 3D experience unlike any other, using full-motion seats, strobe lights, wind, and other special effects that make it feel like you are right in the middle of the action. You’ll get to blast away enemies on the big screen with your very own blaster. The current rides available at the 7D Experience include Los Banditos,” “Alien Asteroid,” “Zombies!,” and the LaZer Challenge.

Twitter: @7DExperience

Pier 39

Pier 39 is so much more than your normal activity. There’s enough here to keep you busy for your entire stay. Enjoy a delicious chowder bread bowl at one of the numerous fine-dining restaurants and sip some of the best wines California has to offer. You can also enjoy live entertainment including magicians, comedians, and jugglers at the at the Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water Stage. There are two full levels of food, shopping, and entertainment. Make sure you bring your camera because Pier 39 also has beautiful scenery including the breath-taking waterfront and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Twitter: @PIER39

Sea Lion Center

The Sea Lion Center is full of everything you need to learn about these fascinating creatures. Including interactive displays, educational displays, and presentations, you’ll soon know everything there is about the famous California sea lions. After touching a sea lion pelt and looking at skeletons, you can go outside to the K-dock and watch the real sea lions in person. A small group of sea lions can usually be found near the dock.

Twitter: @SeaLionCenter

The San Francisco Dungeon

If you’re interested in the Bay area’s dark history or just feel like enjoying a little scare, the San Francisco Dungeon has that to offer and more. This nine-show experience covers so much of the area’s history including the Gold Rush era, tales of the Barbary Coast criminal gangs, Alcatraz, and the Shanghai Kelly. During your visit, professional actors will lead you to each stage. This is sure to be a hilarious, scary, and authentic experience you won’t soon forget.

Twitter: @TheSFDungeon

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

With two floors and 12,000 square feet full of the weird and unbelievable, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is definitely worth a visit while you’re at the wharf. All self-guided, there are over 400 different exhibits for you and your family to enjoy. More than 70 of these attractions are interactive, which provides endless fun for the whole family. Along with the bizarre exhibits, be sure to Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze and Impossible LaseRace.

Twitter: @Ripleys

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

One of Fisherman’s Wharf newest additions is the famous London-based Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. This is the perfect photo opportunity for people of all ages and interests. You’ll find wax figures of all of your favorite celebrities including movie stars, musicians, sports players, and more. You’ll be able to enjoy a series of interactive experiences and take pictures with your favorite stars with no barriers.

Twitter: @MadameTussauds

SS Jeremiah O’Brien

History buffs will love the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, which is one of the two remaining Liberty ships from World War II. This fully functional ship has never been altered, which is one reason it is one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions. Take a little time out of your day to visit this National Historic Landmark and learn a little about one of the 2,710 ships that were launched during the war.

Along with these eight amazing attractions located at the Fisherman’s Wharf, there is so much to do in the area. While you’re enjoying your vacation, be sure to stay on top of your fitness with A Do-It-Anywhere High-Intensity Workout.

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