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Hyde Street Pier
Hyde Street Pier

Hyde Street Pier

16 reviews
Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach, Pier
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  • 9.4
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2905 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
(415) 775-2665
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A former ferry terminal turned museum, the Hyde Street Pier offers stunning views of the San Francisco Bay while serving as a venue for periodic events and shows. Located between Fort Mason and ... Read more
Fisherman's Wharf, it's a popular attraction for those looking to get in touch with the sea.

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Local from San Francisco

A nice experience to have aboard these massive ships. From the upper deck to each room inside.

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Local from San Francisco

We spent the afternoon exploring the old ships at Hyde St Pier - including the Balclutha which my kids loved. The ships have a lot of signage on how the boats were used, their age, etc and some video exhibits which were good for our young kids. It's in a great spot for tourists & families right next to Ghiradelli Sq.

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Brentwood

This place is always interesting. You can tour decades old house boats, ferries and ships that traveled between Seattle and San Francisco. All restored to working condition. They even have a program where school children come with their class and spend the night(with parent chaperones) it is staffed with "sailors and mates" dressed in period clothing, that treat the kids as if they are mates and show them how ridged ( no talking in line and choirs of moping the deck) it was to be working a ship.

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New York City

Hyde Street Pier is home to a bunch of historic rigs that you can explore for a fee. Strolling to the end will give you a (someone obstructed) view of Alcatraz, which was our first real look at it, so that was pretty cool. There are some fun navy/maritime related interactive factoids lining the pier that you can play around with, such as a pully system, etc.

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Sunnyvale
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If you're into history of the Bay Area and all things nautical, the pier is a nice place to being the family, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are areas that tell you able the history of the pier and boat-building. You can also purchase tickets to get on to the Eureka, the ship docked at the pier.

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San Luis Obispo

Away from the family crowds on Fisherman's Wharf, this quieter historical pier has a maritime museum of outdoor boats to poke around. An equally good reason to step out onto the pier is for the San Francisco Bay views, sweeping from the bridge over to Alcatraz Island. Beautiful panorama!

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This cable car will take you from Aquatic Park to Union Square. If you come to San Francisco, you have to ride the cable car at least once.

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Local from San Francisco

Beautiful views of Alcatraz and the golden gate bridge. It also has a tour if you want to go onto ships, the admission for adults is $5 but free if you just look around the pier!

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Belmont

Lots of great memories of this place! In 5th grade, my class spent the night as sailors on the CA Thayer.

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Durham
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In a past life, I was either a merchant marine or a navy seaman. Or perhaps a pirate. But I love anything olde time-y and maritime, so the Hyde Street Pier is like historic happiness for me. You can set up docent-led tours, sign up in advance to volunteer, sail a tall ship, or just show up and walk around. (Seriously; check their website ahead of time, as they have the coolest events.)

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Los Angeles
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London
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The San Francisco Bay Area
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