Update 6:25 a.m. Wednesday: Bay Area Giants fans already are beginning to travel into the city and stake out spots on Market Street for the parade. Get photos and updates on the traffic here.
You'll either want to be as close as possible, or far, far away when the San Francisco Giants parade down Market Street starting at 11. a.m. on Wednesday.
The Giants are getting a hero's welcome after defeating the Detroit Tigers with a four-game sweep in baseball's World Series.
Based on past experience, you can expect a euphoric, raucous crowd and really bad traffic. When the Giants celebrated their 2010 World Series triumph with a similar parade, about a million people lined the parade route, with some camping out the night before according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
And the rowdier elements among the fans showed a penchant for violence on Sunday night when they overturned cars and set fires following the victory. Police made 36 arrests, including 23 felonies, Gordon. L. Shyy, a spokesperson for the department, told KQED's Aarti Shahani.
The San Francisco police have canceled discretionary leave for its officers, and the department is confident of controlling the crowd, Shyy said.