San Diego Padres Baseball

There’s nothing quite like going to a ballgame, cheering for your favorite team, and munching on a dog and beer.  In San Diego, that means rooting for the Padres and soaking in a visit to PETCO Park.  

The Padres are a hot ticket from April to October, play an entertaining brand of baseball, and are usually in the thick of things when the playoffs roll around.  Hosting division rivals like the Los Angeles Dodgers or the San Francisco Giants are entertaining and spirited games to attend.

But going to a Padres game is more than just watching some of the best players in the world.  PETCO is also a beautiful ballpark with spacious walkways, colorful historic Padre murals, and a grassy park where you can kick back and relax anytime. 

Attending a game is an immersive experience that starts before you pass through the gates and head to your seat.  

There are lots of public transportation options that bring you to within steps of PETCO Park.  

One of the most popular ways is to navigate to a park-and-ride lot like the one in Old Town, park for free, and take the trolley service to the front gates.  Many people also opt for ridesharing services.  There is a designated ride-share loading zone at Park Boulevard & Harbor Drive.  You can also get to the Park by water when you take Flagship’s Coronado ferry.  Others prefer to drive, which is no problem since there are nearly 30,000 parking spaces within a 20-minute walk to the ballpark.

PETCO is adjacent to the Gaslamp Quarter, which is the heart of San Diego nightlife and offers a huge selection of pre-game and post-game food and drinking options.  

Once inside PETCO, you have a huge range of food, beverage, and entertainment options to take in before, during, and after the game.

PETCO is also decidedly family-friendly, so it’s perfect for kids of all ages.  Concessions will tempt you with footlong bacon-wrapped hot dogs, loaded nachos, spicy fried chicken, acai bowls, sushi, BBQ brisket and pulled pork, fish tacos, clam chowder, ice cream, and of course, a wide selection of craft and draft beers, cocktails and other adult beverages.  

PETCO has relaxed rules about bringing your own food, and there’s no problem if you want to pack your snacks and sandwiches.

If baseball isn’t your game, PETCO also hosts other events and concerts throughout the year, offering you a similar high-quality experience when you visit.