Ahh, The City by the Bay - San Francisco. Home to the Golden Gate Bridge, former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary and a mix of eclectic architecture, it’s easy to see why so many have left their hearts here. Join Matt Fisher for a tour of The City that Knows How to see the best of the pre-game hot-spots before hitting the Giants game in this episode of Key to the City: San Francisco.
Known for its steep hills, iconic bridges, charming trolley cars, and spooky prison, San Francisco has a little bit of everything. It even has the most crooked street in the world. Lombard Street is located on a hill with a natural 27% grade, eight hairpin turns were built so cars could safely drive down it. What started as a practical road design is now a beautifully quirky zigzag of flowers, town-homes, and jaw-dropped tourists.
You’ve seen the streets so now take the water on the Red and White Fleet’s Cruise Tour. Sit back and relax as you cruise around the San Francisco Bay to see up-close views of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
After saving your energy on the cruise it’s time to shift gears and explore The Exploratorium. Based on the museum’s name you might be able to guess this isn’t your average museum. Designed with six hands-on galleries, each one focuses on a different area of science exploration. So go ahead, get your hands dirty, and explore!
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Take advantage of San Francisco’s beautiful weather and dine al fresco at The Ramp. Oh, and did we mention it’s right on the water? This bait shop turned restaurant is a must-go for drinks, food, and maybe a little Salsa dancing.
San Francisco is known for its classic trolley cars, but if you’re looking for a faster way to ride then zoom down to K1 Speed. Along with games, snacks, and racing memorabilia, this professionally designed karting facility is the best place to race your friends or feel the wind in your helmet covered hair. This is San Francisco, after all, so rest assured every go-kart are zero-emission and environmentally friendly.
Before heading to the Giants game you need to stop by the place where the players go. Right across from AT&T Park, MoMo’s is where Giants fans gather before the game and where players often go afterward!