The Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants will meet at the World Series to determine who will be crowned Major League Baseball champions. How do they stack up in our city vs. city challenge?
Welcome to Comerica Park, where the Detroit Tigers play all their home baseball games. The Fly Ball Ferris wheel, Beer Hall, Comerica carousel and the Detroit Tigers Walk of Fame are fun park attractions for fans of all ages.
Located in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, AT&T Park has been home to Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants since 2000. While in the area, tourists and baseball fans can picnic at China Basin Park, check out the Giants’ Wall of Fame and enjoy fun activities in the Coca-Cola Fan Lot -- before or after the game.
Stay at the MGM Grand Detroit, one of 3 casino resort hotels in the city. R&B singer Ashanti, rock ‘n’ roller Kid Rock and other celebrities have been spotted here. It is the first luxury casino resort hotel in a major metropolis outside of Las Vegas.
Built in 2005, the St. Regis San Francisco -- located in the city’s SoMa neighborhood -- offers the best in luxury: rooms with great beds and bathrooms, 24-hour butler service, Ame restaurant (which combines Eastern and Western flavors), the exclusive Remede Spa and a pool.
Travel back in time to see where soulful legends -- including Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross & The Supremes created some of the biggest hits in American music history. The popular tourist attraction chronicles the life of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr., and the evolution of the entertainment enterprise through photographs, artwork, music, costumes and other memorabilia.
Take a leisurely stroll through the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to see its internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art. The dynamic art center is home to about 27,000 paintings, sculptures, photography, architecture and media arts for visitors to learn, reflect and be inspired.
Don’t expect a quick commute in Detroit. According to state police, 24 mph is usually as fast as cars can travel along the Edsel Ford Freeway during congested traffic or when bottleneck traffic strikes in the Motor City, going eastbound near Linwood Avenue.
Traffic reporters urge tourists to avoid driving on the James Lick Freeway (US 101) in the afternoon, when the traffic is usually bumper to bumper. Leaving the city? Try heading out of the City by the Bay in the morning when traffic is still hectic but not as congested as it is during the afternoon rush hour.
Take a short trip to the Detroit suburb of Allen Park to see the world’s largest tire. The 12-ton Uniroyal Tire, once a Ferris wheel at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, was moved to its current roadside location in 1966.
Gangsters, including Al Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, were locked behind bars on Alcatraz Island, located in the San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz is home to an abandoned prison, the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast and a military fort.
Get around Detroit’s Central Business District with the Detroit People Mover -- a light-rail system that operates on an elevated, single-track loop, with connections to local courts, sports arenas, major hotels, retail districts and more.
Locals and tourists make their way around San Francisco on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and the Market Street Railway, aka streetcars. A streetcar ride is a great way to explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods, stunning vistas and historic sites.
Chili dogs called Coney Island hot dogs are a hot commodity in the Motor City. Try one of these delicious hot dogs with all the fixings at Lafayette Coney Island (pictured) or stop by next door to sample one at American Coney Island.
During your visit to the City by the Bay, make sure you try cioppino. This fish stew originated in San Francisco. The Italian-American dish is usually a combination of Dungeness crab, clams, shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels, fish, fresh tomatoes and wine sauce.