Pier 39 San Francisco


Best Things to Do in San Francisco

Situated along the renowned Embarcadero waterfront, Hotel Griffon offers guests unprecedented access to a wealth of exciting nearby attractions and things to do in San Francisco. Our boutique hotel is within walking distance of gourmet shops and trendy restaurants at the Ferry Building, with daily ferry service to Sausalito, and nearby Fisherman's Wharf, Oracle Park, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Take a ferry ride to the infamous Alcatraz Island, discover the museums and gardens in Golden Gate Park, or enjoy a thrilling ride down Lombard Street. For a shopper's paradise, head to Union Square in downtown San Francisco or take care of business in the Financial District, just steps away from the hotel. For even greater access to San Francisco's best, our hotel is conveniently located near BART public transportation and the San Francisco Bay Bridge. 

The Ferry Building Marketplace

The Ferry Building Marketplace is a vibrant gathering of local farmers, artisan producers, and independently owned and operated food businesses.

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The Alcatraz Tour

San Francisco's most notorious site: Alcatraz. The rich history of Alcatraz Island means there is always something new to discover.

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Fisherman's Wharf

Best known for being the location of Pier 39, great waterfront restaurants, Ghirardelli Square, the San Francisco Maritime Museum, Musée Mécanique, the Cannery Shopping Center, a Ripley's Believe it or Not museum, and the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Ghiradelli Square

Ghirardelli Square, considered the first successful adaptive reuse project in the country, has a history that spans more than a century and covers three continents. This specialty retail and dining complex, housing shops and restaurants, was originally a chocolate factory established by Domenico “Domingo” Ghirardelli.

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Coit Tower

Coit Tower, a slender white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill, has been an emblem of San Francisco’s skyline since its completion in 1933, a welcoming beacon to visitors and residents alike. Its observation deck, reached by elevator (tickets can be purchased in the gift shop), provides 360-degree views of the city and bay, including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.

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Pier 39

At Pier 39 here are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, and views of California sea lions hauled out on docks on Pier 39's marina.

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Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception.

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Oracle Park

Oracle Park has been the home of the Giants since 2000.  The stadium contains 68 luxury suites, 5,200 club seats on the club level, and an additional 1,500 club seats at the field level behind home plate.

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Wine Tasting on the Bay

Enjoy locally curated wine selection, full bar and non-alcoholic options are the perfect way to relax and see the bay.

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Blue & Gold Fleet

Blue & Gold Fleet has been the premier provider of ferry and water excursion services on San Francisco Bay for over 40 years.

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center in San Francisco, California, United States. Located in Yerba Buena Gardens

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Fog City Flea

Find high quality apparel, handmade jewelry, elegant accessories, and fine houseware and furnishings. Vintage pieces are highly edited for quality, and the market strives to promote sustainability and local sourcing in line with similar Ferry Building initiatives.

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