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San Francisco Giants. The National League's New York Giants became the San Francisco Giants when they moved to California in 1958, the same year that the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles. Today the classic design of the Giants' AT&T Park and the team's 2010 and 2012 World Series titles have created new legions of fans. Buy your tickets in advance—nearly every game sells out. AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, between 2nd and 3rd Sts., SoMa, San Francisco, CA, 94107. 415/972–2000 or 800/734–4268. sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.
House of Air. Inside a historic, former airplane hangar you can jump over and over and over again on massive indoor trampolines with names such as the Matrix and the Colosseum. For the kids, there's the Bounce House. Prices start at $16 per hour. House of Air is popular for corporate events and birthday parties (for children and adults), so book ahead at least three days. 926 Mason St., The Presidio, San Francisco, CA, 94129. (415)/345–9675. www.houseofair.com.
Planet Granite. If climbing city hills isn't providing enough vacation stimulation, head over to Planet Granite, which offers bouldering and roped climbing and an extensive range of climbing structures—all with sweeping bay views. Rates start at $15 for a weekday morning pass, and $19 for an all-day pass, plus shoe and harness rentals ($6). 924 Mason St., The Presidio, San Francisco, CA, 94129. 415/692–3434. www.planetgranite.com.
The park is small and there are 30,000 season-ticket holders (for 43,000 seats), so Giants tickets for popular games routinely sell out the day they go on sale, and other games sell out quickly. If tickets aren't available at Tickets.com, try the Double Play Ticket Window website, or even try showing up on game day—there are usually plenty of scalpers, some selling at reasonable prices.
Tickets.com. This service sells game tickets online and charges a per-ticket service charge that ranges from $1.50 to$7.50. San Francisco, CA. 877/473–4849. www.tickets.com.
Giants Dugout. The team sells tickets at the ballpark and numerous Dugout locations, among them Embarcadero Center and Union Square. A surcharge is added except at the ballpark. AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, at 3rd St., SoMa, San Francisco, CA, 94107. 415/972–2000 or 800/734–4268. sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/ballpark/dugout_stores.jsp. 4 Embarcadero Center, Embarcadero, 94105. 415/951–8888. 337 Geary St., between Powell and Mason Sts., Union Square, 94102. 415/956–3704.
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