Baseball season is upon us — at last! — and starting today your San Francisco Giants will take the field at AT&T Park. And with that comes vehicular congestion in SoMa and Mission Bay. Unfortunately, parking anywhere near the stadium can be a hassle. (Here’s the link for the official Get Me to the Parkand Parking,Tailgating, and More.) While AT&T Park provides plenty of spots in adjacent lots A, B, C, D, and E, those spaces fill up fast. Check out our map for the 10 other best parking lots on game day..
- Be prepared to pay top dollar.
- Most lots increase (read: gouge) prices during game day.
- Stay away from the meters as you have to pay for those unless otherwise noted (e.g., Sundays, certain holidays)
- Shuttles are a great option.
- Public transit (BART and Muni) is an even better option.
If you’re looking for what’s good to eat at the park (AT&T Park is famous for its top-drawer cuisine), please check out Eater SF’s What to Eat at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, Home of the Giants.
What you’ll miss in indoor coverage you’ll more than make up for in convenience. Well, sort of. This lot is a straight hit from the ballpark’s exit down Second Street. Just a healthy walk and you’re at your car.
Third and Stillman parking lot
A straight shot down from AT&T Park, this lot is secured and close to both onramps. Fair warning: When the lot closes, it closes and the gate locks. In other words, no lollygagging after evening games.
Easy Out Lot
Near China Basin and just a few blocks from AT&T Park. Not the closest, but it is away from the bottlenecking that happens when the game ends.
Valet parking. Very close to the game. But it’s going to cost you. Also, this street gets congested during games, so brace yourself. Bonus: Near bars and restaurants for those of you who want to grab a bite after the game.
American West Parking
Nestled along tiny Rich Street in SoMa, this spot provides valet service. It’s also located next to some of the tony restaurants (25 Lusk, Les Clos) in the area.
This spot, located near Sixth Street, isn’t the safest area come nightfall. But it’s a cheaper bet if you need an inexpensive spot. Also, expect to walk a few blocks before and after the game. Ideal for day games.
Public Parking Stanford Street Garage
Located down a small alley-like street, this garage is close to the park. Attendants are known to be courteous and helpful. Also of note: valet, indoors, and bathrooms to boot!
The top-drawer of parking, if you will, this lot features security, valet, and key holding. Oh la la. Across the street from Benu should you and the family want to grab a three-star Michelin meal after the game.
Harrison Street Garage
Good sized lot smack dab next to the freeway onramp. Ideal for day games; the area gets congested at night with kids from the 18-and-over club down the block, as well as rowdy Giants fans. Otherwise, a safe and secure spot. Across the street from Whole Foods, too; perfect for stocking up on artisan treats to bring into the park.
Pier 30 Parking
The parking lot with the best view in the world, this lot on Pier 30 overlooks the San Francisco Bay. (Doesn’t your Honda deserve the very best?) What’s more, you can saunter down Embarcadero to hit the game — or if you prefer, hop on Muni.
Source : sf.curbed.com