San Francisco Giants
Photo © San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau. Bob Ecker.
Road Trip to AT&T Ballpark
They keep changing the name, but
people really like this park. It has great views that take full advantage
of the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay, that's for sure. "View"
seats mean 'very high up' but there is an awesome view. You
can't change seating, and there is a strong socioeconomic class effect in
available amenities. At any rate, a reasonable selection of beer, good
food, especially in the club seats. Sushi, chablis...is it baseball?
'View' (less expensive upper deck) get Grants blended scotch, premium
seats get single malt. Some seats face the wrong way, but it's not that
big of a deal. The play area is a real treat for the little ones. Even if
you don't have a ticket, you can watch the game from the outfield plaza,
along the waterfront, by peering through the gated arches. Barry Bonds
made this place very popular, and brought in a lot of clueless fans.
Still they dominate less now, but don't be perturbed by people on their
cell phones, laptops, blackberries. They gotta lot to do.
You can walk
to the park (15 minutes) from Market Street, or take a bus, or the MUNI (J
train) and the City makes this easy to do. Driving requires a certain
sense of direction.
- Official Regular Season Schedule
- Ballpark Ticket Office: 877.4SFGTIX or 877-473-4849 (tickets.com)
- Official ticket information
- Location: 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107
- Ballpark Directions
- Radio: KNBR 680 AM
For more information on nearby travel tips and lodging in and around San Francisco, click
- Hotel California (a Best Western), 580 Geary Street
- Marriott Union Square
- Hilton Union Square
San Francisco International (SFO) is the closest. There are shuttles, a hotel bus to
downtown, and you can also take BART (by first taking a free monorail from the terminal to the station). Oakland International Airort (OAK) is another option and a very easy airport to negotiate.
San Francisco is a top spot for vacations. You can catch a cable car from
near Union Square, or the Embacadero,
and Fisherman's Wharf. At Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy fresh-baked Boudin's
sourdourgh, and stroll out to watch the
sea lions bask on the west side of Pier 39. Wander around Golden Gate
park, the rose gardens and the museums, and
perhaps catch some live music, or wander through the bushes and find the
statue of Robert Burns, among others, placed
by an early park superintendent.
Take a ferry ride to Alcatraz.
Catch live music at one of the popular clubs (get an underground paper,
or the SF Chronicle's Pink Section for listings).
Visit the very special San Francisco museums:
Musee Mechanique a
museum of mechanical musical instruments for
San Francisco Exporatorium
a great place to take children, and interesting
for adults, too.
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art">
The San Francisco Arts Online .
Francisco Recreation & Park Department
Check out the activities for the
Oakland Athletics too, for ventures outside of the city.
Weather report: the warmest months in San Francisco tend to be
September-October, and if you're lucky, in April and May. But the summer
months can be foggy and damp. Bring layers of clothing and you'll be
- Closest Major League Baseball Teams: San Francisco Giants/li>
- Nearby Minor League Ballparks: