When you’re waiting for Super Bowl Sunday, it’s a bit like waiting for Santa. It seems like the whole year has been building toward something great. And this year, it is! Because it’s the big 50th anniversary of the Big Game! Just like Christmas Eve before Christmas, there are great things to do before the Super Bowl! It’s the one last hurrah of the football season. After it’s over, we have to wait for training camp to start up again. And that’s a long wait.
So, make the most of your trip to San Francisco and try some of our suggestions for stuff to do the night before the Super Bowl. Here are five things you and your friends can do on the night leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.
“The Night Before” Concert featuring Metallica at AT&T Park
Good music gets us pumped up like nothing else. That’s why CBS Radio is bringing a good dose of hard rock to their third annual “The Night Before” concert event. The night before concert is a pre-Super Bowl 50 kickoff concert, hosted at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.
We’re excited to see Metallica headlining! The bay area-oriented Metallica has made a habit of playing concerts at AT&T Park, so they’ll be right at home on stage! The band will also be joined by the band Cage the Elephant. Should a rockin’ event to get us ready for the day after!
Super Bowl City at Justin Herman Plaza
The great idea of a “Super Bowl City” started with Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. That year, the host city’s planning committee started taking over a designated street for a fan village fun-zone. This year, Super Bowl 50’s “Super Bowl City” will be in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza downtown. The big-city block party will run for an extra weekend this year to accommodate all the excited fans! It opens on January 30 and run all the way through Super Bowl Sunday, February 7.
What’s going to be there? Cultural performances and food unique to the bay area’s certain style are just a few of the wonderful options. Not to mention, Super Bowl City will be home to CBS Television Network’s broadcasts all week as well as ESPN, which is almost guaranteed to bring celebrities, players and many more.
This family-friendly event is a must-visit, possibly even before the night before. In case you can’t see it all the first time, it might be worth it to go again! The atmosphere along with the unique vibe of San Francisco will bring Super Bowl City to life. It’s great for friends and big groups (not just because it’s free, but because it’s fun!)
NFL Experience at Moscone Center
Who doesn’t want to get closer to the field? With the NFL Experience (NFLX) it’s possible. This is the fourth year of the “pro football’s indoor interactive theme park.” And it’s been fun every year so far! It’s great for little kids, or parents with kids, or anyone who likes to throw a football!
Visitors can compete in interactive games like NFL field goal kicking contests or passing competitions. There are also tvs to watch as the NFL Network broadcasts NFL Total Access and news updates. You can take a minute to meet some of your favorite NFL players both of today, and yesterday! And go through the NFL’s champions exhibit, showcasing Super Bowl rings, a replica Lomardi Trophy, jerseys and momentos from past Super Bowls! Of course, this is just a taste! There’s much, much more to do there!
Food at San Francisco’s “House of Prime Rib”
San Francisco is a foodie town. So they have great ways to fill up a full day of sports, competitions and concerts! We suggest heading over to San Francisco’s House of Prime Rib, voted #3 in Zagat’s Top 20 Restaurants in the bay area, for a good meal.
The House of Prime Rib offers as much prime rib as one could ask for, carved directly in front of you at your table. Sounds good right? Fresh salads are also spun in a mixing bowl at your service. But, hey, if you don’t go for salads, good steak, is good steak! Prime rib is all you can eat, and their lists of wines and cocktails is as long as a football field. So what are you waiting for?
Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
How many people are fans of just one sport? Football fans can love basketball too! Pack in another game and go see Stephen Curry and the NBA’s best team live. The defending world champions take the court that Saturday, February 6 against the duo of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant when the Golden State Warriors face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Sports with a side of more sports? Yes please!
If any of these sound good, but you haven’t booked your Super Bowl 50 package yet, we can help. But there’s not much time left! Contact us for Super Bowl 50 tickets and packages!