Oracle Park Tours and Tickets in San Francisco

This post is about how to take a tour of Oracle Park (formerly known as AT&T Stadium) is home to the San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball team, including tips on discounted tour and game tickets. 

 

 


TOURS OF ORACLE STADIUM

There are daily tours of the Oracle Stadium (formerly AT&T), with the exception of some blackout dates for events and games, that allow you to access the parts of the stadium that are usually reserved for San Francisco Giants staff and players.

Depending on the availability of specific areas, your tour may be slightly different than the previous or next days’ tours. 

 

Oracle Park Tours with Tour Guide
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All tours begin at the Lefty O’Doul entrance.

NOTE: Oracle Park is close to Fisherman’s Wharf, so you may want to consider taking our tour of the area either before or after your trip to the ballpark.


Daily Tour

This is the perfect tour for anyone who wants to get a more in-depth experience than simply going to a game. Fans can see behind the scenes for 1.5 hours. 

This is the most popular option, as it is available almost every day of the year and it’s also the most affordable option.

Accessibility on the day permitting, this tour will take you to see:

  • A major league dugout
  • The visiting team’s indoor batting cages
  • The visiting team’s clubhouse
  • The press box
  • The Giant Vault Museum

Daily tours are typically available four times per day:

  • 10:30 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 pm

There are a few blackout dates each year, and they are typical during special holidays or particularly busy days of the baseball season.

This tour is available during both the regular season and the off-season.

Daily Tour Prices

TIP: This tour is included in the San Francisco Sightseeing Pass!


Pre-Game Tour

If you want to see the park just a few hours before a game begins, this is an excellent opportunity.

In addition to seeing many of the same areas included on the daily tours, you will also have the chance to watch warmups on the field from the first three rows right behind home plate.

This tour is only offered before home games during the regular season, so they are limited in nature and you may want to purchase tickets well in advance.

 

Oracle Park in San Francisco Offers Pre-Game Tours
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Tour times vary depending on when the game starts. Games typically begin at around 1 pm, 4 pm or 7 pm, so you can expect the tour to start a few hours ahead of these hours.

If you’re interested in seeing and doing even more before the game, Oracle Park also offers the opportunity to go on the field, visit the press box and see other areas typically off limits on their VIP tour.

Alternatively, you can also take a pre-game tour that allows you to sit and watch batting practice before the game begins with their private batting practice tour.

Each of these alternatives is more expensive and must be booked through their tour hotline. Check our tickets section for more details.

Pre-Game Tour Prices

  • General Admission: $35 per person
  • VIP Pre-Game Tour: $175 per person
    • Must purchase through tour hotline.
  • Private Batting Practice: $500 per person
    • Must purchase through tour hotline.
  • Purchase general admission tickets.

TIP: If you want to take a tour before the game, it should be noted that the daily tour is offered during game days. It’s not the same as the pre-game tour, but it is very similar and a lot more affordable!


Private Behind the Scenes Tour

If you’re planning to take a tour with several friends or family, you might want to consider booking a private tour.

 

Oracle Park Visitors' Locker Room During Tour
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This is the most expensive option, and you can expect to pay $500 for your tour guide.

The private tour runs for a total of 1 ½ hours and is available for a max of 30 guests.

You can add a meal onto this tour for $30-$35 per person.

Private Tour Prices

Tour Hotline

If you want to take a private tour, you must call the San Francisco Giants tour hotline at (415) 972-2400 or email toursinfo@attpark.com.


Combo Tour with Gray Line Tours

Oracle Stadium has partnered with Gray Line Tours to give you the ultimate combo tour of San Francisco and the baseball stadium.

On Fridays at 9:00 am and 11:30 am, you’ll be driven around the city in a luxury Gray Line Tours coach before your 1.5-hour stadium tour!

Tour Stops Include:

  • Oracle Park
  • The Bay Bridge
  • Pier 39
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Presidio
  • Golden Gate Park

Combo Tour Pricing

 


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DISCOUNTS

This section will detail all of the different ways you can save money on the Oracle Park tour, including information about San Francisco tourist passes, military discounts and coupon sites.


Tourist Attraction Discount Passes

The daily tour of Oracle Park is included with more than half a dozen tourist passes in San Francisco.

Most of these services allow you to pay one flat price for admission to several popular attractions in the city.

Some of these opportunities offer a specific discount on every activity you choose as long as you get at least 2 tickets.

Depending on what else you want to do in the Bay Area, you could save 50% or more on dozens of fun activities.

Some discount passes also offer skip-the-line privileges at certain locations, making it easier to save time while exploring the city.

For more details on these services, please read our post covering San Francisco tourist attraction passes.


City Sightseeing

In addition to their hop-on-hop-off bus tours, this company also offers a discount on tickets to the daily Oracle Park tour.

When you book your tickets with City Sightseeing, you can save $2 off general admission prices.

This will make ticket prices $20/Adults and $10/Children. This discount is not available for Seniors.


Military Discount

The San Francisco Giants appreciate everything our men and women in uniform have done for the country, and they love to show their support with special discounts.

If you are active duty military, you can get free tickets to the daily tour at Oracle Park. All you have to do is call their tour hotline at (415) 972-2400 ahead of time and request your tickets.

This discount is not available to friends or family.


AAA Discount

Although this company does not offer a discount for the Oracle Park tour, it should be mentioned that AAA members can get 10% off regular season home game tickets.

If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, make sure to enter the coupon code AAA at checkout when purchasing directly from the San Francisco Giants website.

This discount is limited to only 4 tickets per game, and it’s one of the best ways to save money on higher priced tickets.


Discount Sites

The daily tour at Oracle Park is often provided at a discount by sites such as Groupon and Living Social.

In addition to the potential savings they may offer to begin with, these services also offer frequent coupon codes that could save you another 10% – 20% or more.

 


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PLAN YOUR VISIT

This section will help you plan your trip to Oracle Park including security information, how to get there, and when to go.

 

Visitors' Dugout during Oracle Park Tours
This photo of Oracle Park Dugout is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

Don’t forget you’ll save on your visit if you have the San Francisco Sightseeing Pass


How to Get to Oracle Park

Oracle Park is located just a few blocks South from the Embarcadero and Fisherman’s Wharf.

The stadium is situated right next to San Francisco Bay, at the corner of King Street and 3rd Street.

 

Oracle Park Map Location for Tours

 

Public Transportation

If you take public transportation, you’ll find that there are multiple stops within a short talk of Oracle Park. 

The easiest way to get here is by taking the streetcar to King Street & 2nd Street. This stop is right in front of the park and it is serviced by the E, N and KT lines.

Alternatively, most hop-on-hop-off bus tours also offer stops just a few blocks away from Oracle Park.


Best Times to Visit

Each of the daily tours is timed, so there’s never really a bad time to take the tour.

That said, if you want to enjoy this activity right before a game, it will be important to check and see when the game begins and take the tour closest to that time.

Alternatively, you can also take a pre-game tour which includes an opportunity to watch batting practice from behind home plate.

Daily tours are available at the following times:

  • 10:30 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 pm

All guided Oracle Park tours are limited to relatively small groups (50 or fewer people), so you’ll never have to worry about crowds getting in the way or ruining your experience.

If you want an even less crowded option, consider taking a private tour instead.


Security Information

Oracle Park takes its security seriously for the safety of all visitors. This means that certain items are prohibited.

You must go through a metal detector or screening to get into the ballpark, so make sure you don’t have any knives or sharp objects on you.

Prohibited Items

  • Bags larger than 16” x 16” x 8” – all bags will be subject to inspection
  • Pocket knives
  • Alcohol
  • Tripods
  • Camera equipment that may disrupt the view of others
  • Glass or metal cans

You may bring food, bottled water, strollers, and cameras into the ballpark.

NOTE: If you want to store your larger bags close by, check out our post on luggage storage in San Francisco.

 


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STADIUM HIGHLIGHTS

If you’re at Oracle Park for a tour or a game, here are a few spots you should check out in the stadium.

 

Oracle Park Stadium Tours
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Park Artwork

Throughout the stadium, you can find art installations and statues that celebrate the game and the San Francisco Giants’ history.

There is a statue of Hall of Famer Willie Mays at the park entrance, and Major League Baseball World Series Championship Trophies are on display at Promenade Level behind home plate.


The Vault

This museum space commemorates the Giants’ 60th anniversary in San Francisco. You can find Giants history from the year 1883, memorabilia, and other artifacts.

The Vault is free to everyone on game days and is part of the park tours.


Peet’s @Cafe

Behind the bleachers at centerfield is Peet’s @Cafe, where fans can follow along with the social media conversation about the game and grab a Peet’s Coffee or Tea from the coffee bar.

This space also has an impressive collectible bobblehead display!

 

Peet's @Cafe at Oracle Park
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Starting in 2019, fans can stand in front of the virtual bobblehead maker and see what they might look like as a collectible.


The Garden

This interactive space in the ballpark is a green kid-friendly area that serves to encourage everyone to live healthier lives and be more active.

Kids can see how food grows and take a cooking class with local chefs.

The Garden has two restaurants with healthy menus and is open to game attendees on game days.

 


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GAME TICKETS

If you want to watch a game in addition to, or instead of, a stadium tour, grabbing seats at a game is easy!

Ticket prices range from $6 to $219, and this depends on who’s playing, where in the park you sit, and how great the view is.

 

 


Game Ticket Discounts

  • AAA Members get 10% off regular season home game tickets (not for special event nights)
  • The Giants themselves occasionally offer special ticket promotions.

 


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