Sea Lions Pier 39Free: All time

From January to July, visitors will get a chance to see plenty of sea lions sunbathing at Pier 39. However, the number of these friendly squatters fluctuates, from none to some 1,700 of them! Since their appearance at Pier 39, the sea lions have become a tourist attraction in their own right. They lie around, belch, canoodle, providing a great photo ops for tourists.

Address: The Embarcadero, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
Direction: Muni Streetcar F-Line; Bus No. 8X, 8BX, 39, 47

Photo credit: John O’Neill