Padres game best practices

Most MLB parks are architectural wonders – but Petco is in another stratosphere. It looks more like a museum in Barcelona than a ballpark. There are ramps and gardens and walkways and bars…this is a terrific ballpark for sure.

How to get there

You’ve got two choices. 1) You can park in the stadium parking lots, pay the money and deal with the hassle. 2) You can go a few blocks away, get free street parking, and walk among the hundreds of homeless camps that line the sidewalks of downtown San Diego.

Where to sit

This is a big beautiful park and every seat is terrific. Upper deck on the first base side is our favorite. You get a great view of the game, great view of the park, and great view of the cityscape beyond centerfield. They also have a grass bank out in centerfield where you can lay out on a blanket. A fun option for kids.

What to eat

The food here is absolutely terrific. Would recommend grabbing a burger at Hodad’s. Would even consider the Stone Brewing Co. Bar and watching an inning on the big screen there (it is just outside the seats we recommend).