Categories: San Francisco

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

Lots to see and do along the gorgeous San Francisco waterfronts. Different piers offering various attractions. There are sea lions and tourist shopping in Pier 39, there’s an old second world war battle ship and a funky old game machines museum in Pier 45 but further off to the west towards the Golden Bridge is the Hyde Street Pier with the wonderful San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. You start off with a very humble museum, but that’s where they’ll direct you to the pier to join one of the guided tours of the historic ships. Of the few ships there I got to tour the Balclutha – a 19th century trade vessel, and the Eureka – an old steamboat passenger and cargo vessel.

 

 

 

 

So you’ll start off from the museum building…

 

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

 

Continue along the nearby beach…

 

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

 

To make it to Hyde Pier and the historical ships…

 

 

The Balclutha

 

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

 

 

The Eureka

 

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

 

And a few others…

 

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

 

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

 

From the pier, visible in the background along the San Francisco bay is the Golden Bridge…

 

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Hyde Street Pier

 

Location :

 

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon, the guided tours are fantastic and highly recommended. A trip through time, kids above 6 will probably have a good time.

visions

Share
Published by
visions

Recent Posts

Opera House : Zhuhai China

Opera House : Zhuhai China

An unexpected treat in my last visit to Zhuhai was the futuristic Zhihai Opera House. These are visible almost from…

2 days ago
Visions of Mdina Old Town : Malta

Visions of Mdina Old Town : Malta

Mdina is an 8th century fortified town near the center of Malta, with well preserved city walls and picturesque old…

2 days ago
Visions of Maribor : Slovenia

Visions of Maribor : Slovenia

Maribor is a sleepy little town in Slovenia, on the border with Austria. Only stopped here briefly before crossing the…

3 days ago
Visions of Stockholm : Sweden

Visions of Stockholm : Sweden

Been hoping to see Sweden for quite some time, but it was only recently in an invite to Linkoping that…

3 days ago
Visions of Linkoping : Sweden

Visions of Linkoping : Sweden

When visiting a conference in Rotterdam beginning of summer I got an unexpected opportunity being invited to visit Sweden. I…

1 week ago
Visions of Rijeka : Croatia

Visions of Rijeka : Croatia

After a cold weekend in mid-summer at the Netherlands, I decided it was time to warm up, and headed down…

2 weeks ago
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel Instagram