Let's face it, a jump start on Giants baseball is one of the only good reasons San Franciscans should venture that far south. But traveling to Arizona can be confusing and frustrating, and not just because of the not-so-warm welcome you can expect to receive.
Such unfriendliness, combined with the miles of flat land (no ocean or hills to help navigate), is why we suggest that you make a comprehensive plan for your journey to the Grand Canyon state.
And while some of the French might bemoan Google of late, we are damn glad to have it for our trip to spring training.
Google Maps allows users to create customized maps: Travelers can pin destinations and important points for the vacation,
create a caravan route, and share it with friends. It's the essential
trip-planner for any San Franciscan, especially one that may die of heat
exhaustion after spending the day in the stadium -- desperate for happy
hour or chunks of avocado buried in a burrito (As previously noted, Arizona is a whole
different world, one that's foreign to the value of avocado).
But if you don't have time to create a customized Google Map because
Also check out Scottsdale Stadium in 3-D to scope the spot for your seats, or try street view to familiarize yourself with the entrance you and your friends will meet.
Whatever you do, take a picture if you see any fans sporting the new Giants
high heels and send those photos our way.