San Fran: Super Bowl 50 Edition
This year brings Super Bowl 50 on February 7th, and with the game going down in Santa Clara just 42 miles from San Francisco, there’s tons of things to do and see in the City by the Bay before you head over to the Big Game.
With an Amtrak stop in Emeryville (a short, comfortable chartered bus ride we provide all passengers with when headed to SF) we’ll take you right to the heart of the action before you jump on the Capitol Corridor to Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. How to get to San Fran on Amtrak? The Coast Starlight and California Zephyr are two cross country routes with gorgeous views.
What’s there to do, see and eat in San Fran? Read on below for our top recommendations:
1) Check out Super Bowl City: Brought to you by Verizon and hosted by the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, this gathering of fun, food, performances, live music and family activities is open from January 30 through February 7. If you can’t make it to Santa Clara, the game will be broadcast here so if you’re a local just head over to watch with your fellow sports fans. Be sure to check out their site for more details. Or, head to the Moscone Center to meet some of your favorite Super Bowl players and snag an autograph or two.
2) Grab some good eats: San Fran is famous for tasty fare. Check out popular restaurants like Whitechapel Gin Bar for a crafted cocktail, or Saigon Sandwich for an authentic Bánh mì Vietnamese sandwich. Don’t forget to stop by Choux for dessert — their delectable homemade French cream puff creations keep us coming back for more.
3) Explore hidden treasures: San Francisco is full of interesting shops n’ stops. Visit Dog Eared Books featuring curated picks from poetry to travel guides. Or check out the nation’s oldest Chinatown for unique stores and famous dim sum. Feeling cultured? Stop by the Legion of Honor for some art appreciation and stunning architecture (take a peek at their awesome Instagram account for some exhibit inspiration). One of our favorite things to do in San Fran? Ride the cable cars through the city at sunset.
4) See the sights: No visit to San Fran is complete without a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge. This gorgeous feat of engineering lets you walk across while admiring the sparkling San Francisco Bay. Wave to the kayakers as they pass by underneath, or snap a selfie if the famous ‘Frisco fog isn’t too heavy. Be sure to stop by the visitors center for cool vintage postcards or a book on the making of the bridge.
Are we taking you to the Game? Let us know in the comments below, and feel free to share your San Fran travel tips!