Construction Cost: $357 Million
Home of the San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park was simply breathtaking. It was my first time visiting San Francisco, and the entire city was gorgeous. Before heading inside, I walked along the outskirts of the stadium to check out the famous McCovey Cove. Wow. I literally didn’t even need to go inside the ballpark; I knew right then and there that this special attraction lived up to the hype. It was clean, the people were friendly, and the atmosphere was calming yet also electric.
Considering the hype, I wasn’t really that surprised by how nice the cove and park was — I had heard a lot about the area, and I was already expecting big things. But the atmosphere inside the ballpark is what really shocked me. The Giants are one of the worst teams in baseball this season, yet they still sell out the entire stadium. And these fans are loud. The Giants won 3-1 and it was electric despite their disappointing start to the season, and that type of loyalty from the city is very telling. It’s a joy to experience a baseball game in San Fran, and people come for more than just the sport itself. The entire experience is one that every fan should check out.
After walking along the outskirts of San Francisco, I had to write about it. The city was literally amazing — there’s nothing but good vibes and perfect weather. My friend Zach and I walked north from AT&T, first taking in The Bay Bridge that connects San Francisco to Oakland. Then we walked through the Embarcadero and up to “Fisherman’s Wharf,” or Pier 39, which is directly across from Alcatraz and in between The Bay Bridge and The Golden Gate Bridge. Words don’t do justice to how truly amazing this area was, so I’ll post a few photos that will hopefully help.
The Bay Bridge
Pictures taken from Fisherman’s Wharf, or Pier 39
Zach and I