Super Bowl 50 is an experience

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The week prior to the Big Game is called “Super Bowl Week” and the little village created for Super Bowl fans is called “Super Bowl City.” It used to be “Super Bowl Boulevard,” but it has grown and now takes up several city blocks.

This year, for Super Bowl 50, it all happens in San Francisco, in and around the Moscone Center, down by the Embarcadero, if you know San Francisco’s geography.

San Francisco is a great tourist destination any time of year, but now, during Super Bowl week, it takes on added attractions that blend in with all the familiar San Francisco treats. Along with Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and the Golden Gate Bridge, football fans will have the NFL Experience to add to their itinerary.

Every day there are live bands performing on the City Stage presented by the Levi’s and there are interactive cultural exhibits highlighting the artistic heritage of the Bay Area. And that heritage includes two NFL teams: the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders.

Below is Claudia Gestro’s video reports from Super Bowl City and the NFL Experience. “This is how San Francisco is celebrating Super Bowl 50.”

Claudia Gestro contributed to this article, including all photos.