Do you have a bucket list of local places you want to visit or fun things you want to experience in your home town? The hubs and I love to explore everything! While we aren’t huge baseball fans, we do appreciate a good venue! It was my birthday weekend last week and my heel needed a break so we opted to head out to AT&T Park to check out the Giants day game instead of a hike.
We took the Golden Gate Ferry from Sausalito to the Ferry Building and walked the almost 2 miles to AT&T Park. The ferry rides across the bay are always beautiful and so smooth. Love the views we get of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcactraz, Bay Bridge and the city!! The ferry was loaded with people heading to the game (I had checked the ferry that goes directly to the park and it was sold out so this was our second option). The sea was choppy but we glided right over it all and truly enjoyed the sights on the way over.
Once you get off the ferry, follow the bright orange fences toward AT&T Park (go Giants!). The crowds of people with Giants clothing on will also help guide you 🙂 . I finally got to see the cupid bow and arrow which is in a park along the way. We love being in the city and experiencing the hustle and bustle for the day.
Entering AT&T park was pretty easy. They search any bags you have and you walk through a metal detector. If you have any questions on what you can or cannot take into the park check it out here. I guess we didn’t look like lunatics and breezed right on through with our camera bags in tow.
Once you are in there it is sort of chaotic figuring out where you need to go. Everyone that works there were super helpful and willing to guide us to where we needed to go. Side note, we had the view seats at the very top of the stadium and there are almost all of the same food vendors on that level that there are on the main level…without the crazy lines. Including the famous garlic fries! I wished we had known this instead of waiting in line and having to balance our food and drinks up the ramp to the top. So there you go, you now know!
The views from the top were AMAZING!!! We could see the entire stadium and the views out to the bay! I found our tickets on Groupon. I heard since the Giants aren’t doing fabulous this year (can’t win them all) the tickets are cheaper than normal. Great for us! The stadium was still pretty full and we saw everyone buying food, drinks and snacks from all the vendors. We took our own bottled water but purchased food from the Mexican joint and coffee from Peet’s. The garlic fries looked and smelled amazing. Maybe go with those and a beer or wine instead.
Unfortunately the Giants were not on fire for this game against the NY Mets so I got a little bored sitting up on the top of the stadium and after the 3rd inning we walked down and explored the rest of the stadium. It is a beautiful venue with gorgeous views and a ton of things to go and explore! There’s so much to do with the kids there! Baseball games are not just for adults! After walking around the stadium we headed back to the ferry terminal to make sure we got on the ferry heading back to Sausalito. It was pride weekend so the people watching was great but we also wanted to make sure we made it on the ferry. Have you been to the Ferry Building? I could have spent several hours and hundreds of dollars in there eating and shopping!
So happy we were able to check off another thing off our bucket list! It was a beautiful day in a beautiful city.
We purchased our tickets on Groupon for 57% less, splurged on taking the ferry instead of driving over and dealing with traffic, check the ferry schedules for your day of the game, definitely try the garlic fries!!! Oh and just enjoy the experience. Win or lose, it’s a gorgeous place to spend the day!
Leave a comment if you’ve been and would suggest a specific place to not miss on your visit to AT&T Park!