There is no shortage of great sporting events and venues in San Francisco and we are here to help put together a perfect sports fan itinerary based around Super Bowl 50 weekend. For both local sports fans and visitors alike there is plethora of options for you to enjoy during Super Bowl Weekend in the Bay Area. Follow the steps below and you will undoubtedly have the best sports weekend of your LIFE. And don’t forget to create a personalized itinerary on the San Francisco Travel Association’s trip planner, powered by Utrip: trip.sanfrancisco.travel!
By Lewis Krell
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5th
Arrive in San Francisco in the morning, drop your stuff off at your hotel and get straight into your perfect sports trip starting with a tour of AT&T Park. AT&T Park is home to the 3-time World Champion San Francisco Giants (2010, 2012 and 2014) and is one of the most beautiful stadiums in America. Take in the history of a franchise that has been home to baseball legends like Willie Mays and Barry Bonds while exploring the dugout, the field, the luxury boxes and more!
After you’ve finished at AT&T it’s time to get some exercise in for yourself. Strap on your Air Force Ones and play some pick-up ball at Alice Marble Court. Hidden away atop a hill on the corner of Greenwich and Hyde, Alice Marble is home to multiple tennis courts and a full basketball court. The park offers spectacular 360 views of San Francisco and is a favorite place of locals to go break a sweat.
After a quick shower, head out on Friday night and do a little sports bar hopping. Start at Giordano Bros. in the Mission and enjoy the many TVs, the die-hard fans (specifically Pittsburgh transplants) and most importantly – a giant and wonderful sandwich. Other local favorite sports bars include Kilowatt in the Mission, Kezar Pub in the Inner Richmond and Greens Sports Bar on Polk Street.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6th
There is nothing better than being at the game and today is a perfect day for sports fans. After a nice breakfast in the City, hop on BART and head to the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. At 1 PM catch the Cal Golden Bears as they host their bitter rival from the South Bay the Stanford Cardinal in a matinee game at Haas Pavilion. Arrive early to watch the warm-up and get a glimpse of superstar freshmen Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown so you can brag to your friends that you watched them throw down dunks before they were rich and famous NBA players.
When the game ends go grab yourself a beer and relax for a few minutes to recharge after an intense rivalry game. Don’t relax too much though because you still have another game to go to tonight! Jump back on BART and head out to Oakland to catch the defending champion Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors host the Oklahoma City Thunder in a matchup that could be a playoff preview. Two of the top contenders in the Western Conference face-off in a game that features 5 All Stars. Reigning MVP Steph Curry, sharp-shooting Klay Thompson and all around basketball savant Draymond Green lead the NBA-best Warriors against Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the always entertaining Thunder.
After a high-scoring and entertaining game (that should end in a Warriors win because the Warriors pretty much always win), jump back on BART and head back to San Francisco so you can rest up for the big game tomorrow.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7th
You have two options on Super Bowl Sunday.
Option #1: Go to the Super Bowl! If this is your plan then you really don’t need any advice from me. Enjoy the game!
Option #2: Watch the Super Bowl on a big giant TV. There are many options in the City to watch the game but if you want the biggest bars with the most TVs with the rowdiest fans I would recommend 21st Amendment Brewery or Pedro’s Cantina by AT&T Park. Whatever environment you are looking for you will be able to easily find it in San Francisco on the day of the big game!