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Wild sea lions have flocked to Pier 39 since the 1989 earthquake and the population has grown ever since. Every winter the number increases to almost 900, thanks to the availability of space and ample food. Although some of the sea lions choose to migrate seasonally, usually some still keep Pier 39 as their regular haunt. You can bring your kids over for free educational talks by the Marine Mammal Center, held on weekends year-round provided the weather is good. See these wild adorable creatures up close and personal at this family friendly spot.
This piece of artwork in the Marina also plays music. The sea-powered organ is a set of pipes that run along the waterfront and extend into the waters of the bay. The organ was built by scientists from the San Francisco Exploratorium. Place your ear against one of the pipes and listen to the music created by the sound of the waves. It's a unique way to enjoy nature and this is, perhaps, one of the few places in the world that you can.
If you're looking to have fun but also exercise, look no further. This indoor trampoline park offers exercise classes, trampoline dodgeball, caters events and of course allows you to just rent an hour of trampoline time so you can jump until your heat is content. Make sure you book a reservation!
The museum is set in a Mediterranean style house built in the early '90s and has restored most of its original interiors. The two-story museum features 27 rooms, known as portals, that display a completely varied universe, dimension and art in each. Every room teleports you to a different universe, way beyond your imagination. The Labyrinth is a hidden part on the second floor that features a maze of tight-spaces and is perfect for a thrilling experience. The museum acts as a draft for Velocity Circus, an art and entertainment company that creates a live installation for occasions.
Breaking away from the stereotypical wineries, Sottomarino Winery is not rustic but very industrial. This winery calls an actual World War II training vessel its home. It was inside this vessel that crew members of war submarines trained for damage-control. Infact, the word Sottomarino means 'submarine' in Italian. Sottomarino Winery is focused towards delighting their patrons with robust Italian wines like the 2013 Pinot Grigio, 2013 Primitivo, 2013 Muscat Canelli and also Dolcetto. The tasting room of the winery is quite urban and for those who enjoy sun and sand with their Italian wines, the submarine deck is more than welcoming with blue waters of the San Francisco bay for company.
Situated along John F. Kennedy Drive and a part of the magnificent Golden Gate Park, the Bison Paddock is just like it's name suggests; it's a large enclosure of a herd of bison where visitors can come to admire these large animals. Buffalo have been in the park since 1892, since the city kept unique animals in Golden Gate Park before the city's zoo opened.