Superbowl 50 - San Francisco
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Travel: Super Bowl 50 – San Francisco – Ten Things To Know

I am looking forward to the events revolving around Super Bowl 50 – in my city – San Francisco.   Wish the 49ers could have been on their way to becoming a contender. But a girl can only dream lately about her team by the bay.

Anyway, there is much to see and much to do and San Francisco will be a bustling, invigorating, lively place come late January 2016 to first week of February. And I get to be in the middle of all of that.  I couldn’t be happier.

There are lots to know about this city. Mostly where to stay, what to eat, and how to get to the events in the city and all around the bay area – all the way to Levi Stadium in San Jose.

As we can all expect there is a dedicated website here, where you can get most of the information about planning your visit.  But in addition to that, I have a few helpful suggestions to add.


  1. If you are on a budget, plan to stay outside of the city such as in Berkeley, Oakland, San Bruno, Brisbane, Outer Sunset in the city,  Sausalito, Daly City, San Mateo, Millbrae, Stanford-Palo Alto, Los Gatos,  Saratoga, Hayward, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica  – all of these greater bay area cities are less than an hour’s drive to the events happening in the city and in San Jose. Public transportation is your best option to get to the events, even if  you plan to rent a car.
  2. Packing layers is the best way to enjoy San Francisco-San Jose as the weather here fluctuates from warm sunny days upwards of 60 degrees to occasional 30-40’s in Fahrenheit days or nights. We’ve had sketchy rainy weather, so who knows what will happen that week. Naturally check the weather.
  3. Every city has its beauty or charm and a dedicated quaint main street full of the best restaurants and boutique shops. Making reservations for most restaurants during the Superbowl 50 week is highly suggested.
  4. If you plan to rent a car, parking is very expensive in the city. The bay area you may be able to get away with street parking – although during such a high-profile event, most street parking may be restricted or comes with a price. Be careful about meter parking, as there are many restrictions and most located in touristy spots tend to be in effect until 10 p.m. or later, and weekends.
  5. Public transportation offers daily, and weekly passes-which might be the most beneficial investment you’d make while “touristing” the city.
  6. Be careful of ticket scalpers  on the street or online trying to sell you tours and tickets for any of the Superbowl events. I suggest you seek that information from here.
  7. Where to eat in San Francisco, outside of the normal touristy spots along Union Square and the waterfront. Check out this site for hidden eateries.
  8. Touring the city, what to see, and do, click here.
  9. Experiencing San Jose, past the Superbowl. Winchester Mystery House, Santana Row, Tech Museum of Innovation for the kids and kids alike, and more.   A Day trip to Monterey is a must.  Tahoe Ski trip is an added bonus
  10. If you want to drive to Levi Stadium, parking tickets go on sale December 21 from here.

Please feel free to contact me should you need more information about your visit to San Francisco-San Jose for Superbowl 50.


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