Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SF Giants Championship Parade Tips

Anyone else still in disbelief that we won our second World Championship in three years?! It's as if the baseball gods have parted the clouds, and said San Francisco it's now your turn to shine on the big stage. We are still speechless and in awe on what has happened in the past month. No one will ever forget this postseason run. Now, we get to all enjoy this great season by celebrating with World Championship parade ... this never gets old. So having said that, here are some parade tips for those of you that plan on attending the parade.

  1. Time, time, time ... build in extra travel time to your schedule. We cannot stress this enough. In 2010, approximately 1 million fans lined the parade route, so get up early and arrive to the city as soon as possible.
  2. Weather ... this time around it's going to be a bit chilly, so dress accordingly.
  3. Shoes ... this sounds like a no-brainer, but please wear comfortable WALKING shoes, you will be on your feet all day. If you have a pair of running/walking shoes, wear those!
  4. Pack a bag ... it's going to be difficult to navigate getting from one place to another once the parade starts. So bring a backpack that includes some drinks and snacks. Every Walgreens is going to be packed ... so don't rely on getting in and out of there in a few minutes.
  5. If you live really far away ... we would even suggest getting a hotel room in the city for tonight. Sounds crazy, but it's totally worth it ... it will save you a lot of time and headaches.
  6. Festive ... it's a time to celebrate, so bring a good attitude and a lot of patience, the city is going to be packed for everyone.
  7. Have fun ... we hope there are more championships parades in our future, but enjoy this one!
Last add, for those of you that attended the parade in 2010, the parade route for this year has changed. They are NOT going down Montgomery Street like they did in 2010. Instead they will start at the foot of Market and Steuart streets (see map below).

Courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle

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