Buster Posey and the gang kicked off their home season at AT&T Park on April 8, but there’s a lot more to the ballpark than peanuts and Cracker Jacks. Here are three itineraries suited for each unique breed of Giants fan.
Catching an out-of-the-ballpark home run is the stuff dreams are made of. Reserve a vessel at City Kayak and paddle into McCovey Cove in hopes of catching a game-winning ball. Haul out afterwards and warm up at Red's Java House with locals.
City Kayak: Pier 40, Embarcadero, San Francisco; Red's Jave House: Pier 30, Embarcadero, San Francisco
AT&T Park opens an hour early just so you can get an inside look at the stadium on a private tour. Catch fly balls (and maybe an autograph or two) during batting practice, and then settle in to the luxe Salesforce Champions Suite, which boasts the best view of the action. Each member of your group receives a free baseball cap plus field and club level access.
San Francisco Giants, $500 per tour guide, max 30 people per tour. Salesforce Champions Suite pricing upon request.
Eat your way through nine innings with a self-guided sampling tour of San Francisco’s tastiest local treats without leaving the ballpark. Start with a pre-game 4505 Meats hot dog at Public House and snack on Gilroy Garlic Fries and Mijita’s rock cod tacos during the visiting team’s at-bats, and then take a seventh-inning stretch stroll behind the center field scoreboard to Anchor Plaza and Taproom for local beers on tap.
Batter Up When There's No Game!
AT&T Park isn’t the only place to hit one out of the ballpark. Head across town to Batter’s Box, the Presidio’s new, state-of-the-art batting cages. The freshly opened, 2,000-square-foot facility packs two baseball and one softball batting cage, all equipped with HD video screens so you know when the pitch is about to be fired.
933B Old Mason St., The Presidio