Best Spots To Watch The Bay Lights Opening Ceremony

March 4, 2013 11:37 AM

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You won’t want to miss the moment the San Francisco Bay is studded with even more twinkling lights. The Bay Lights is alight sculpture designed by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal and will live for two years on the San Francisco Bay Bridge West Span, starting with the Grand Lighting on Tuesday, March 5th. We’ve picked the perfect spots to watch this iconic event.


Waterbar Restaurant
399 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 9
(415) 284-9922
www.waterbarsf.com

Both Waterbar and it’s neighbor, Epic Roasthouse feature stunning views of the Bay Bridge. As Epic is sold out, we recommend snagging a seat at Waterbar, a stunning seafood restaurant with floor to ceiling aquariums, bring the Bay right to your table.

Related: Complete CBS SF coverage of the New Bay Bridge.


Slanted Door
1 Ferry Building #3
San Francisco, CA
(415) 861-8032
www.slanteddoor.com

Celebrated Chef Charles Phan’s super chic Vietnamese restaurant and bar right along the Embarcadero is a pricey but perfect spot to watch the Bay Lights. Located at the North end of the Ferry Building Marketplace, swing by early and score a seat at the bar. Don’t forget to try one (or two) of the Slanted Door’s legendary Moscow Mules.


La Mar Cebicheria
Pier 1.5 Embarcadero
San Francisco. CA
(415) 397 8880
http://www.lamarcebicheria.com

Dig into some delicious and fresh Peruvian ceviche as you check out Tuesday’s ceremony. La Mar is a massive restaurant and bar location right along the Embarcadero, and features a spectacular patio with a perfect view of the Bay Bridge. Request an extra basket of plantain chips and settle in for the show.

Related: Check the weather for Tuesday evening’s Bay Lights Opening Ceremony.


Starbucks
The Embarcadero & Washington St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 956-3953
www.starbucks.com

This classic coffee chain location could not be more perfect for watching Bay Lights ceremony with a Vanilla Spice Latte. It’s a bit tricky to find, however, especially as there seems to be a Starbucks on every block. Head to the Ferry Building and walk North (towards Pier 39.) Starbucks is located one pier down, very close to the Slanted Door. A few benches and tables live just outside and provide a terrific low-cost way to catch the ceremony.


Bay Bridge Lighting Dinner Cruise
Pier 3
San Francisco, CA
www.hornblower.com

Come aboard to view the world’s largest LED light sculpture on a three-hour cruise including a four-course seated dinner and live entertainment with dancing! Wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks available to purchase. Leaves from San Francisco Pier 3. Boarding time is 6:30 p.m. $98 per person.

Treasure Island
San Francisco, CA
www.treasureislandsf.com

Why not head over to the West side of Treasure Island, park the car, and snuggle up with THE best views of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco. Treasure Island doesn’t offer much in the way of shopping and dining, but save a few dollars and pack a picnic. Don’t forget the ‘Bridge Mix.’

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