SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
The historic park offers opportunities to tour several historic ships, including the meticulously restored square-rigger “Balclutha” (open daily 9:30 am- 6 pm; $5 adults, children under 16 free). The visitors center in the nearby Argonaut Hotel (499 Jefferson St.) features interactive exhibits. Join the free pirate party called Chantey Sing at 8 pm on the first Saturday of each month. Hyde St. Pier, 415.447.5000.