Daily Archives: 2013-06-23

North America trip day 3: Grumpy sea lion and farmers’ market

San Francisco is hyper urban, but the main tourist attractions are bisons and sea lions.

The family I was staying with told me a story that pier 39, where sea lions rest, used to be a private pier for boats. Sea lions started assembling there after the great earthquake, and the people who were using the pier were driven away to make space for the endangered creatures of those already decided to assemble there. Now it’s a major tourist spot, particularly for families. Around pier 39, there are many touristic restaurants and various attractions. Continue reading