On the last full day of my 30th birthday adventure extravaganza in San Francisco, my husband and I decided to check out the local aquarium at the bay. We opted to take the trolley for a “local” experience, catching a really old one purely by accident. A half hour later, we found ourselves in Fisherman’s Warth.
It’s a pretty cute, although very crowded area. While huge crowds populating tourist attractions are pretty expected in big cities, an abundance of wailing sea lions is not; the semi-wild marine life in the area is nothing like I’ve ever seen in New York.
The San Francisco Bay, it turns out, is filled with salt and fresh water, making up one of the most perfect environments for various marine organisms to thrive in – fish, amenities, and cephalopods to name a few. Hence the seals; they know how good they have it there.
The aquarium is nice, a lot nicer than the one in Coney Island, which is unfortunate
for New York I guess. Featuring 3 floors, one of which has tunnels full of sharks and other fish, it is home to various creatures, including very cute but stinky river otters.
After the aquarium, we decided to get some food – seafood ironically. But it was scrumptious and amazing and it totally hit the spot. Overall, I think the San Francisco Bay Area and it’s awesome aquarium were my favorite things about the city, but then again, there is only so much you can do in a day.