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San Francisco Pier 39  Tulipmania

Pier 39 tulipmania event


Tulipmania Feb. 10 - 15, 2010


In addition to the annual Pier 39 Christmas Tree Lighting, a special event that lights up the night, Pier 39 is known for an active calendar of events throughout the year, including Tulipmania in February.  Known for Fisherman's Wharf, cable cars and the seals and sea lions that return to Pier 39's docks each year, there's also a wonderful 4th of July Fireworks display and Halloween event for the kids.


But one of the loveliest events all year long is Tulipmania, a colorful display of thousands of tulips that spring into bloom 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. Go to the entrance to the  Plaza to find the tour guide who will tell you all about these beautiful flower arrangements.  Apricot Beauties, Texas Flames, Purple Princes, Flaming Parrots, Swan Wings and Burgundy Lace are some of the flowers that grace the flower pots lining the shopping and entertainment center, the most popular venue along the waterfront next to Fisherman's Wharf. Topped with winter vegetables such as lettuce, parsley, celery and red chard, guests are delighted each year by the visual feast, which in this instance, is followed by  the Wines of California Wine Bar for post-tour refreshments. If you are unable to book a tour, take a stroll down PIER 39 on your own to enjoy this beautiful floral display. Also, visitors can enjoy the PIER 39 Tulipmania Sale.


Location: Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA. Cost: Free. Time: Open at 10 a.m. daily.