AT&T Park is an excellent landmark to help visitors decide on where to stay - even if they have no interest in catching a Giants baseball game.
But for those who love baseball - wow - what a park this is.
Since its grand opening in 2000, AT&T Park has already helped the Giants win two World Series. Located in the thriving SOMA district (South of Market Area) at 24 Willie Mays Plaza, this 357 million-dollar stadium seats over forty-thousand. Locally beloved for its garlic fries, the Park reflects the same "foodie" palette as the rest of San Francisco: fresh, organic ingredients in many dishes sets the stadium entrees apart from most ballpark burgers and hot dogs.
Although the views of San Francisco Bay are as thrilling as the games being played on the field, those views come with a cost: summer fog can blow in at any moment, so July visitors should bundle up for night games, even if the skies are clear at first pitch.
And if you happen to be visiting during baseball's off-season, AT&T also hosts college football games, as well as the wildly popular "Opera in the Park," when a free simulcast of the San Francisco Opera is blasted from the stadium's huge video screens to a packed audience.
If you're still not interested in AT&T, just wander from your hotel into the SOMA district for some of the city's hottest restaurants and dance clubs.