The winter is a perfect time to visit some of the marine mammals that make the Bay Area coast their vacation home. Scroll through for all our recs on where to see sea lions, elephant seals, sea otters and even whales in the Bay Area!
San Francisco photo: Kate Loweth PIER 39
Coined the Pier’s “Sea Lebrites”, these boisterous barking pinnipeds came sparingly at first after the Loma Prieta earthquake hit San Francisco in October 1989. With a protected environment and plentiful supply of food from the Bay, the sea lions quickly decided to make PIER 39’s K-Dock their new home, with each winter
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