For more than one hundred and fifty years as a thriving fishing wharf on the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf is celebrated for its abundance of Italian seafood restaurants, outdoor crab stands (serving San Francisco’s famous Dungeness crab November through June), shops, museums, and a multitude of tourist attractions. Most noted of the many piers, Pier 39 was fashioned to draw the crowds to its many food stands, shops, restaurants and novelty boutiques, and with live entertainment, aquariums, theaters it amuses thousands of visitors a day. But its largest attraction by far is the unplanned arrival of the many sea lions that call the adjacent floating piers home. The best viewing of the seals is on the end of Pier 39, a large complex of tourist shops, specialty stores, restaurants and eateries on two levels, resembling a quaint wooden fishing village. There are numerous entertainment high lights throughout the pier for all family members, daily and seasonal. Fisherman’s Wharf is also home for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, The Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, and numerous tour companies, bicycle rentals.