The best reason to go to a San Francisco Giants baseball game used to be to sit in AT&T Park, known for its ideal setting on the San Francisco Bay, with views of the water from the higher seats. But now, the best reason is to watch the 2010 World Series champions in action. There are few better ways to spend a summer evening in San Francisco than cheering on fan favorites like Tim Lincecum, Brian Wilson and Cody Ross in one of the finest ballparks in the country, although “summer” is a misleading term – temperatures on a typical night at AT&T Park are not what you find at most baseball games, so bring jackets, scarves and other layers because you will need them. Welcome to San Francisco.
If you can’t get tickets to a game, you can stand at the archways along the waterfront promenade and watch a few innings for free.
AT&T Park is at the south end of The Embarcadero, bounded by King, 2nd, and 3rd streets. The park is easily accessible by bus and San Francisco Municipal Railway; parking is available if arriving by car. Tickets to a game are usually hard to come by during the Major League season, but you can buy one of the 500 bleacher-seat tickets sold every day before the game, just make sure you show up 4 hours before it starts.