Location: Pier 39,
Beach Street & The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA
Cost: Free. Time: Public tours begin at 10 a.m. daily
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.--Pier 39 is one of San Francisco's top tourist attractions. It is a waterfront entertainment venue (2 stories) filled with restaurants, an outdoor carousel, an aquarium and special events such as the holiday tree lighting, 4th of July Fireworks display, Halloween, return of seals and sea lions, and Tulipmania.
Tulipmania each February is an orchestration of vibrant tulips filling planters throughout the area. Apricot Beauties, Texas Flames, Purple Princes, Flaming Parrots, Swan Wings and Burgundy Lace are types of tulips you'll want to photograph at this spectacular event.
Known for Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and cable cars, just weeks before Easter bunnies come Tulipmania greets tourists and locals to a real treat, complete with free guided tours beginning at 10 a.m. daily.
At the entrance to the Plaza tour guides will tell you all about these beautiful flower arrangements. Topped with winter vegetables such as lettuce, parsley, celery and red chard, guests are delighted each year by the visual feast.
Other San Francisco Festivals you may want to check out include: