One of most fun events that you might enjoy while you are in San Francisco is a Giants baseball game at Oracle Park. After winning 3 World Series between 2010 and 2014, the Giants re-established themselves as a baseball powerhouse. Not only are they a great team to watch, you simply can’t beat the pleasures of this stadium located right on the bay. From the way home run balls get caught by boaters in the bay to special events that feature fireworks and music, Oracle Park is unlike any other baseball stadium that you’ve ever been to. This guide will help you understand the ballpark, the Giants and the best way to enjoy a game day.
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Getting to Oracle Ballpark
The park is located at 24 Willie Mays Plaza, at the corner of 3rd Street and King Street. This is in the SoMA/ South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, an up-and-coming neighborhood filled with unique dining, nightlife and shopping options. The ballpark is located right on San Francisco Bay.
It is not recommended that you drive to the ballpark. Parking in the area is difficult and expensive. It is much better to take public transportation.
On the Caltrain line, get off at the 4th and King Station which is located one and a half blocks away from the ballpark alternatively you can catch the Muni Metro Line to the 2nd and King Station which is located directly opposite the ballpark.
Another way to get to the ballpark is by catching one of the many ferries or water taxis from pier 40 across the bay which will take you right to the dock outside the stadium!
Before the Game
AT&T Ballpark is located in a beautiful and up-and-coming part of San Francisco. Take advantage of the time before the game starts to check out some of the things in the neighborhood, which include:
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