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SkyStar Observation Wheel Fisherman’s Wharf

SkyStar Observation Wheel Fisherman's Wharf

Soar 150ft high on SkyStar Wheel at Fisherman's Wharf for stunning SF Bay views

A New Jewel in the San Francisco Skyline

Hey there, friend! Are you ready to soar above San Francisco and catch those breathtaking views from a fresh perspective? Fisherman’s Wharf has always been the place to be for fresh seafood, lively street performers, and those adorable sea lions, but now, it’s got something even more spectacular: the SkyStar Observation Wheel.

Historical Highs and Modern Skies

Before we take you to the clouds, did you know that this isn’t SF’s first rodeo with observation wheels? Picture this: the year is 1894, and the Midwinter International Exposition is all the rage with a 120-foot tall wheel. Fast forward to today, and we’ve got the SkyStar standing tall at 150 feet – that’s 15 stories of awesome!
And guess what? This isn’t its first gig. The wheel has been sharing the love all over, from Louisville to Norfolk and Cincinnati. But trust me, the views of the Bay here are unbeatable!

What’s Up with the Wheel?

SkyStar Observation Wheel isn’t your average Ferris wheel. Oh no, it’s the cool cousin with all the upgrades:
  • 36 gondolas
    that are your own private viewing parties.
  • Climate-controlled
    to keep you comfy no matter the weather.
  • 150 feet up
    gives you a view from the Downtown skyline to the rolling Pacific.
SkyStar Observation Wheel at Fisherman's Wharf.
SkyStar Observation Wheel at Fisherman’s Wharf.

The Amazing Views

As you reach the top, it’s like SF is giving you a high-five:
  • Northward gaze to
    Alcatraz and Angel Island
  • Peek east to the
    Bay Bridge
    , with Berkeley and Oakland chilling in the distance.
  • Westward sights of the
    Golden Gate Bridge
    – it’s golden hour magic!
  • Don’t forget the East with the
    and those downtown skyscrapers sparkling.

Pro Tip Time!

Best time to ride? Between 6 and 10 p.m.. Less waiting, more sunset swooning. And hey, if you’ve got something to celebrate, make it sky-high. Birthdays, graduations, or popping the question – it’s happening here!

Tickets to the Sky

Bookmark – that’s your ticket to the stars. Prices are #$18.00 for General Admission, Children, and seniors less!

How to Embark to SkyStar

Make a Day of It at Fisherman’s Wharf

SkyStar’s Address: 2860 Taylor Street SF CA 94133

Navigating to The Wharf

Public transit’s your best pal here. It’s easy and lets you soak in the city vibe.
  • The F-Line streetcar From Castro to the wharf with ease.
  • Powell-Hyde or Powell-Mason Cable Cars Classic SF right from Powell and Market.
  • Hop on Muni buses 8, 30, 39, or 49 for a smooth ride.

SkyStar Scoop: FAQs

Ride Time:

Clocking in at 9-12 minutes for general admission, or splurge on a 20-minute VIP experience.

Who Can Ride?

Everyone! No fuss about weight, height, or age here.

Wheelchair Friendly?

Absolutely. Just give the greeter a heads-up for ramp access. But remember, the VIP gondola plays hard to get and isn’t wheelchair-friendly.

Stay in the Loop

Follow @SkyStarWheel on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter for all the latest.

Rollin’ Up to SkyStar

Address again, ’cause why not: 2860 Taylor Street San Francisco CA 94133 at Jefferson Street.
There you have it! The SkyStar Observation Wheel is like a San Francisco burrito – packed with all the good stuff and worth every moment. Grab your friends, your camera, and maybe a cozy jacket – the Bay breeze up there is no joke. Get ready to fall in love with the city all over again, from way up high.

Nearby Points of Interest

Cable Cars: open to the public since 1873, this fascinating mode of transportation conveys visitors from Market Street to Beach Street, where Fisherman’s Wharf is less than a ten-minute walk away. Be sure to watch operators move the cable car on a turntable to point it in the right direction for the return trip to Market Street!
 this island prison is now a famous tourist attraction, but in its heyday, it housed the era’s most infamous prisoners. Inmates could hear laughter carried across the water from the city, and many attempted the one-mile swim to land. Visit today for a tour!
Famous for its sunbathing sea lions, shopping, and seafood, PIER 39 houses a delightful collection of specialty shops and tourist attractions that will delight the entire family. Eat at the Hard Rock Café, ride the vintage hand-painted carousel, or watch a live magic show with the kids. Don’t forget to visit the Welcome Center for your free coupon booklet!
Aquarium of the Bay: Located at Pier 39, the aquarium is home to sharks, bat rays, sea anemones, and more! Its interactive exhibits allow visitors a rare chance to feel and interact with creatures difficult to access in the wild, such as sea anemones and starfish.
don’t miss the panorama from the 210-foot high tower, which offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, the Bay Bridge, and the San Francisco skyline.
:  Little Italy offers a variety of bars, comedy clubs, and authentic Italian restaurants. Try some focaccia bread, or take a walk in the relaxing green space of Washington Square.
– Mural-filled alley with perfect backdrops for Instagram and Tik Tok. Free and Family friendly. Located at 757 Beach Street near Hyde St.

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