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What to Wear to a San Francisco Giants Game?

What to Wear to a San Francisco Giants Game?

What to Wear to a San Francisco Giants Game?

Whether you live in the San Francisco area, the surrounding metropolitan cities, or are simply visiting from out-of-town, attending a San Francisco Giants game can be one of the most enjoyable and exciting experiences you’ll have. 

With the area surrounding Oracle Park, having been recently renovated, you’ll find a plethora of food and drink options to keep you busy both before and after the baseball game.

And whether it’s your first time to Oracle Park or you’re a season ticket holder, attending a San Francisco Giants game can be loads of fun for the entire family.  But before you head out to the local game, you may be wondering, what exactly should I wear to a San Francisco Giants game?

Below, we’re going to review what to wear to a San Francisco Giants game and provide you with options to ensure you blend in perfectly with the local crowd and other Giants fans

And because the Giants wear a mix of orange, black, gold, and cream these clothing pieces will go perfectly with many of your other outfits as well!

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What to Wear to a San Francisco Giants Game?

Things to do Around Oracle Park

Let’s be honest, Oracle Park, located in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, California, there are a plethora of options and things to do both before and after a Giants game.

And whether you’re getting to Oracle Park by foot or taxi, you’ll have plenty of options for food, drink, and entertainment.

  • Thy Spa – one of the best massages and spas we have ever gone to, bar none. Thy Spa offers a full-range of beauty, massage, and relaxation options and is a great way to get your day started. Beautifully designed and with a professional staff, you’ll love every minute of your time here.
  • SF Food Tour – the last time we attended a Giants game was actually our first time in San Francisco, so we naturally had to try a food tour. The SF Food Tour was highly recommended and we were able to explore all the smaller, less-well-known spots the city has to offer.
  • Public HousePublic House is dedicated to Giants game and they are longtime fans of the team. Featuring more bar-like foods, you’ll feel satiated surrounded by likeminded fans and will have the opportunity to watch the Giants game on one of their 26 tv’s.

General Weather Conditions in San Francisco, California

Once you’ve found a list of things to do both before and after the Giants game, it is important to plan your outfit.  

However, doing so requires understanding the general weather conditions and climate in San Francisco and near the Oracle Park.

Generally, San Francisco has a Mediterranean climate: hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters.

During the MLB season, and for when the San Francisco Giants play at their home stadium, that is between the months of April through October, the weather generally remains within a low of 50-degrees to a high of 71-degrees. 

Of course, these conditions can fluctuate, but generally the weather in San Francisco varies greatly depending on the specific season.

In addition, San Francisco has been known to have sprinkles and flurries of rain, so again, be prepared for the possibility of rain and when visiting the Oracle Park.

Preparing for a San Francisco Giants Game

Due to the fluctuations in weather in San Francisco, you should prepare yourself for both hotter and colder conditions.  Although the temperature does drop a bit as the sunsets, with the longer summer days, you may still feel the warmth and tinge of the sun against your skin as the game starts.

As such, it is always recommended to apply sunscreen before heading out to a game and when in the sun for prolonged periods of time.  Sunscreen is one of the best forms of protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays

In addition to reducing the risk of sunburn, sunscreen can dramatically reduce your risk of skin cancer.  Statistics have shown that by the age of 70, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer.  However, you can lower your risk by using sunscreen with a minimum rating of SPF 30 or higher when you are planning on being out in the sun for prolonged periods of time.

Similarly, be sure to drink copious amounts of hydrating liquids, including water and sports drinks to help against the heat.  These drinks will also help to keep you hydrated and will ensure that you remain active and awake during the game.

However, as San Francisco is known for its rainy days, we definitely recommend bringing along an umbrella to the game. Doing so will help keep you dry from the occasional downpour and wet conditions.

We generally prefer to bring along an all-weather umbrella, such as this elite series by BNF. Strong and durable, this umbrella really does offer some of the best protection against the elements that San Francisco so famously has.

Alternatively, if you’re worried about some light rain, many visitors to Oracle Park will simply don a plastic, reusable raincoat, which we have done ourselves.

A Baseball Cap

One of the best, and easiest, pieces of clothing to wear to a San Francisco Giants game is none other than a baseball cap.  Not only will a baseball cap help you to avoid the beating sun on your forehead and in your eyes, but most baseball caps feature the logo of the team you are rooting for.

Now, and unlike many other MLB teams, the San Francisco Giants have a wide-range and selection of available and authentic hats and caps for every occasion and style. And while we all love more choices, with so many options, it can honestly become a bit overwhelming.

However, when it comes to choosing a cap for a Giants game, you should really only go with one of two options. Either the ’47 MLB Unisex-Adult Clean Up Cap or New Era MLB Alternate Team Classic 39THIRTY Cap.

With both prominently featuring the Giants logo in a deep orange, the former is all-black and more simplistic, whereas the latter has an orange visor. Both are generally seen in the stadium and around the city and you really can’t go wrong with either.

San Francisco Giants T-Shirt or Jersey

When it comes to upper wear, honestly the best options when going to a baseball game are to rep the team’s jerseys or a t-shirt with their logo.  Both options are easy and generally affordable and will also allow you to showcase your team fandom.

However, we personally have never been fans of wearing team jerseys due to their relative tightness around the arms. 

In addition, team jerseys can be quite costly, sometimes coming to several hundreds of dollars.  Rather, we generally opt for a short or long-sleeved shirt with the team logo, name, or phrase.

When it comes to choosing a shirt to wear to the San Francisco Giants game, we personally prefer long-sleeve shirts. 

Being that the Giants play in San Francisco, you should likely expect colder weather and a long-sleeve t-shirt should help to keep you warm against the colder weather and the inclement weather conditions.

Honestly, for a Giants game, we ended up wearing this Mitchell and Ness hoodie due to the colder weather that day. Extremely comfortable and simple in design, we found it kept us a bit warmer while nearly everyone else in our party was a bit colder.

Joggers or Athletic Pants

Interestingly enough, we typically opt to go for a pair of joggers or athletic pants when going to a Giants game.  The reason is that while the weather may be warmer on some days, rain showers can occur at almost any time.

And we’re really not fans of wearing wet jeans.

However, we generally like to go for comfort over style, especially while at the ballgame.  And if the weather will be warm and hot, you don’t want to feel sweaty and uncomfortable throughout the duration of the game. 

Rather, upon confirming that the weather will remain warm and sunny, opting for shorts or pants which are a bit loose and will allow your legs to breathe and not feel enclosed is a great option.

By far our favorite joggers are from Vuori

A bit more expensive than other options, these joggers are insanely comfortable.  In fact, you’ll feel like you’re wearing nothing at all with them on. 

Vuori makes great joggers for both men and women and with a plethora of color options, you’ll be able to find the perfect ones to fit with your Giants gear.

Sunglasses or a Visor

Lastly, if you are planning on attending a San Francisco Giants game set for the middle of the day, it may be worthwhile to bring along a pair of sunglasses or a visor.  With the sun directly overhead, it may be difficult to view what is happening on the field without sunglasses.

Further, sunglasses should be able to help you avoid squinting and causing strain to your eyes.  And while you could opt for a pair of smart glasses, you really don’t have to and a simple pair should suffice for the day.   

And while there are plenty of sunglass options, we like to keep it simple and classy.  A pair of aviators always gets the job done and looks stylish in the process.

Alternatively, a visor is an easy way to keep the sun’s rays from hitting your face. And while many visors look a bit overdone, we’ve found that this visor by Camoland is both stylish and practical for our needs.