Pier 39 is a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco. At Pier 39, there were shops, restaurants, street performances, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, and views of California sea lions hauled out on docks on Pier 39's marina. Fisherman's Wharf is the best place for families and kids.From the pier one can see Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Bay Bridge.
A long 3,300 foot pier on the shoreline of Chicago's Lake Michigan, the Navy Pier is a 50 acre play are filled with entertainment, restaurants, activities, museums, and shopping areas which makes it an ideal place to have fun and visit in Chicago. At the time it was constructed in the 19th century, it was arguably the largest pier in the world attracting ships and visitors from all around the world. Inside it is also a Navy Pier Ferris Wheel which is a 150 feet tall structure and looks even more beautiful when fully illuminated in the night.
Pastel Colored structures welcoming us to the IslandsWe decided to splurge a little and encash our travel points with the Mariott Group and had booked the Mariott Beachside Resort at Key West and it was truly worth it! The view was mesmerising. To wake up in the morning to the expanse of those blue waters and sails parked all around and the gradual tint in those skies as the sun comes up is enchanting. It was like a picture waiting to be painted, Alas, we all have our shortcomings, I had to make peace with capturing it on a mobile camera and Instagram it.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The beach which is also know as the broad walk beach justifies its name. It is called so because there is an amusement park that spans the length of this beach on the Santa Cruz, California waterfront. It one of the most happenings beaches I have ever been to.I wanted to go to Santa Cruz only because I found out that it is quite famous for its kayaking . But all that was happening there was an icing on the cake. It was a Sunday and there people all over. Some were dancing salsa, some were busy with beach volleyball, kids were just have fun at the rides and what not. But for me the highlight was the kayaking.While we were on our Kayak we could see sea lions so close to us. Initially it was scary because we were completely on our own but as we got comfortable it was one of the best adventures I have had.