Drive your San Francisco rental car to 24 Willie Mays Plaza to see the San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball team play at home. When you pass through the public entrance to this facility, you will spot the 9-foot statue of legendary Willie Mays. As the game progresses, keep your eyes open for home runs.
Any balls that make their way into McCovey Cove will be fetched by Portuguese water dogs. If you bring children to the game, be sure to check out the playground slides and mini version of the ball park behind left field. Every one of the 41,503 seats offers beautiful views of the Oakland Bay Bridge and nearby marina.
AT&T Park was entirely privately financed and built to replace Candlestick Park in order to keep the Giants from moving to Florida in 1992. A fun fact about this field is that people sitting in the first few rows of seats are closer to the batter at home plate than the pitcher. The pitcher is 60 feet from home, whereas people in the stands closest to the batter are only 48 feet away. Talk about a great view!
Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours
Are you looking to explore the city but you're not sure where to start? Drive your San Francisco rental car to 370 Linden Street to hop on a bike rental and make your own path or join a bicycle tour.
The "Heart of the City" tour includes 9 miles of pedaling through Golden Gate Park and some San Fran neighborhoods. This tour takes around 3.5 hours. Looking for a longer tour that delves deeper into the heart of the city? Choose "The Classic" tour, a 4.5 to 5 hour excursion through 11-12 miles of the:
- Golden Gate Park
You'll want to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera to these tours to capture the beautiful views of the areas you visit and keep your skin from getting burned.
Built in 1934, this concrete structure was the largest in the world at the time. The military built Alcatraz to hold U.S. soldiers who had been convicted of crimes in the Philippines. Some of the famous prisoners who once occupied cells here include mobster Al Capone and murderer Robert "Birdman" Stroud. Stroud earned his place at the penitentiary after killing a bartender that owed him money.
Visitors must take a ferry to Alcatraz, where they can wander the building listening to recorded tours and watching videos at various exhibits throughout the island about the rich history of the area. U.S. National Park Service staff members offer programs throughout the day that cover the American Indian occupation of the land, the area’s natural and military history and inmate escape attempts.
On Thursday through Monday nights, there is an evening program available for night time viewing of the island. You're sure to get the chills while wandering the halls of this massive concrete structure. You can even sit in a cell and imagine what it would feel like to have been imprisoned here during the time of Capone and Stroud.