The Pearl Factory is "Hawaii's Original Pearl-In-The-Oyster". At Pier 39 in San Francisco, you can pay $14.99 to pick an oyster that was shipped straight from Japan. You get to fish or rather pick an oyster from about twenty oysters in a bowl. They will crack it open for you and you will find at least one pearl in it. You can then pay extra to have the pearl added to a ring or a necklace. We saw other tourists fish for a pearl and their pearl actually turned out beautiful. While $14.99 is not a lot, you can end up paying a lot more if you decide to turn it into a piece of jewelry. You'll probably end up doing this because there's not much you can do with just a standalone pearl.
Pier 39 Pedestrian Bridge
walk on this bridge to get views of both bridges
Pier 39 Garage
if you drive, you can get validation at multiple restaurants and the visitor's center