1. Eat: The Franciscan Crab: On Fishermans’ Wharf since 1957, we’ve always enjoyed the Franciscan but online reviewers take exception to the service. You won’t miss its boat shaped facade.
2. Play: Pier 39: A haven for families, you’ll find San Francisco’s Sea Lions barking and sunning in clear view, the Aquarium of the Bay with over 20,000 sea creatures, the San Francisco carousel and generally a gateway to all sorts of additional activities.
3. Learn: SS Jeremiah O’Brien: A genuine World War II “Liberty” ship is available for tour at San Francisco’s Pier 45. Wondering where her name comes from? Jeremiah O’Brien was the first American to capture a British naval vessel during the Revolutionary War.