The Argonaut Hotel Offers Easy Access Pier 39
Two decades ago, one of San Francisco's most popular attractions was inaugurated at the Embarcadero. Lucky for us all, Pier 39 is just a short walk from the front door of the Argonaut. Here, shops, restaurants and boutiques cluster on the pier, and give you "one-stop shopping" for ultimate San Francisco Bay experiences. At Pier 39 that can mean anything from shopping at multiple boutiques to a sunset sail on a catamaran that will take you under the Golden Gate Bridge. (Yes, that's one for the bucket list). But even from your seat at a cafe here, your views of iconic sites such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz are spectacular (tip: here's where to get that great new Facebook profile shot).
And speaking of getting some rare views of San Francisco, you won't want to miss the crown jewel of Pier 39, the Aquarium of the Bay. Featuring thousands of local sea creatures on display, this is your chance to go eyeball to eyeball with an array of denizens of the deep as you walk through oversized clear tubes that leave you surrounded - and amazed by San Francisco's aquatic residents.