Hi guys! My name is Krista Apolonio and this is the first post in my column Beneath a Layer of Fog. In this column, I will share some well known landmarks and hidden gems in and around San Francisco that are often overlooked by both tourists and locals. Through these photos, I hope to encourage others to travel and explore the world beyond their front door.
Whether you are a local who was born and raised in San Francisco, or you are a foreigner from a country located a thousand miles away, one of the best ways to get a feel of what it means to be San Franciscan is to go to a Giants game.
At AT&T Park, people of all ages and backgrounds come together to support their home team. Once you walk through the gates, you will be united with 41,000 other people from across the Bay Area and beyond who are all hoping to have a good time and take home a victory.
While you are watching the game, you can enjoy a tray of the popular Gilroy Garlic Fries or the Peanut Butter S’mores Panini.
A few of my favorite features of AT&T Park are the breathtaking views of the Bay Bridge, South Beach, and South of Market. While you are at the park, be sure to step aside and take a few minutes to admire the view.
If you ever need to leave the park in the midst of a game — no worries — just get your hand stamped on your way out of the stadium so you can return whenever you are ready.
The feeling you get when you’re at a Giants game is hard to put into words, but it is surely an experience you will never forget.
Words and images by Krista Apolonio