Getting To The Giants' Ticker Tape Parade

San Francisco will cheer the World Series sweep by the San Francisco Giants. How will you celebrate the victory?

San Francisco will hold a ticker tape parade and civic celebration in honor of the San Francisco Giants today, and if the occasion is anything like 2010, you're going to want to get there in ways other than your car.

The Giants swept the Tigers, winning the series in Game 4 in Detroit Sunday night with a 4-3 victory. It is the team's second World Series win in three years.

The parade will start at 11 a.m. at the foot of Market Street and continue to Civic Center Plaza.

To get there, use mass transit.

BART is expected to add longer trains to its route, as it did in 2010. From the Napa Valley, you can catch the VINE 29 express bus to the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station if you don't mind arriving early and making a day of it: The last connector will get you to the city by 9 a.m. and the first to leave El Cerrito in the afternoon departs at 4:13 p.m.

For a more targeted trip, the Vallejo ferry has added extra voyages, according to an announcement from San Francisco Bay Ferry:       

  • Departs Vallejo at 8:45 a.m., arrives Ferry Building at 9:45 a.m.
  • Departs Vallejo at 9:15 a.m., arrives Ferry Building at 10:15 a.m.
  • Departs Vallejo at 10:00 a.m., arrives Ferry Building at 11:00 a.m.
  • Last return ferry for Vallejo departs Ferry Building at 7:15 p.m.
  • Last return for Vallejo via supplemental Route 200 Bus at 10:30 p.m.

If you want to know what you might experience if you head to San Francisco, we've included some images from the Giants' 2010 parade.

If you plan to cheer from home or office, Patch reader Victor Li reports that Channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 11 and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will broadcast the parade live, just as they did in 2010.

-Bay City News contributed to this article

How do you plan to celebrate today? Did you go to the parade in 2010? Please share pictures or memories.

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Louisa Hufstader October 31, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Some Napa folks are already on the ferry, I see on Twitter! Watch for our live video coverage starting at 9 a.m. and maybe we will spot them in the crowd.


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