Petco Park
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Named the #1 Ballpark in America by USA Today in 2016! Petco Park is spectacular in every way, combining the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Architecturally magnificent, it celebrates the sea, the sky, the natural beauty, cultural diversity and unique spirit of our region. We’ve made a concerted effort to not only make this the best ballpark in America, but also one of the best entertainment destinations. Located in downtown San Diego, its surrounded by a plethora of bars and restaurants and is within walking distance of the Convention Center, Seaport Village and Waterfront Park.
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  • Kuvasz1988
    Saint Paul, Minnesota1,587 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Concessions
    Overall one of the best parks I have been to. Seats are great. Wide areas to walk. Many hotels in the area. The concessions are the best I’ve seen. A must for all baseball fans!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 3, 2023
  • PhoenixPhoenician
    Phoenix, Arizona370 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    4th of July game!
    We attended the Padres/Angels game on the 4th of July, love attending games at Petco. We sat up in the right field area, mistake as it was a 3:40pm game time and we faced the sun most of the game. We stayed at the Omni so we were able to take the bridge across to the stadium. There was a long wait due to the number of fans staying at the hotel and the game being sold out. My only issue was with security, we have been to many venues and they will allow fans in with a clear bag. My wife had her clear bag, maybe a smaller purse size and the lady said it is not allowed but we saw many bags that were not clear or larger that were in the stadium. There needs to be more consistency with their security. Overall we had a great experience even thought the Halos lost the game.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 9, 2023
  • pecanpie2205
    Essex, United Kingdom1,215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our First Ball Game
    This was our first baseball game. We saw local team the Padres playing the Washington nationals. Being from the UK, we didn’t really understand all the ins and outs of the game, but that didn’t stop us having a fantastic time in a great atmospheric ball park. Great views, great weather and very friendly people. We even brought a Padres uniform to take home. Plus note: Padres won the game.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Stephen T
    Gateshead, United Kingdom66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great American experience
    It was my birthday and I was on holiday from the U.K. with my wife. I didn’t have a clue about the rules for baseball but I wanted to do something typically American. Petco Park is digital only. You need some method of contactless payment. We bought tickets from Ticketmaster but the official MLB ground app does the same thing. You are subjected to a security inspection and you can only carry a small bag. Basically a handbag or small shoulder bag. Check the dimensions on the website. The game takes two to three hours. We arrived early and had lunch as the park opens about an hour before the game. Even if you know nothing about the game you can enjoy the experience. The Padres in 2023 have a bunch of expensive players and a high payroll. Stars of the baseball world - although somewhat underperforming. Our game was against the Atlanta Braves. Games are played as a series. In our case it was the third day. The park is easy to get to. It’s at the southern end of downtown. It is next to a tram (trolley) line and the Gaslamp District. When I got home I did actually learn the rules and it made more sense. There is a shop for merch if you want souvenir. We enjoyed the whole thing and I think if I lived in San Diego I would go again.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 21, 2023
  • ChickenParm41
    764 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the Top MLB Parks Not to be MIssed!
    This park was amazing and beautiful. This is Current MLB Park # 29 out of 30 for me. It's right up there with my favorite, PNC, in Pittsburgh. Fan friendly. Very clean and modern. Great sightlines. Friendly employees. Friendly fans. They printed my e-ticket without any issue. Pregame concert on Saturday, pregame kid's activities on Sunday. Guest Relations gave us "first-game" buttons and Topps cards. We took the trolley to and from the game, from Old Town, which was fast, safe, clean and cheap. Cons: Beer was expensive. They don't take cash. Parking is non-existent or mad expensive. No printed programs. No printed schedules.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Hank956
    Brownsville, Texas1,036 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ballpark fun
    First impressions Nice very nice. Exciting to see a Padre’s game. Parking You can park anywhere in the neighborhood around the ballpark but it will better to get parking at the Hilton Bayfront online. Easy access and take the bridge across to the field. Ambiance WONDERFUL, great and easy entries and exits to the different levels of the park. Seating is easy to get. Plan ahead, day of tickets get more expensive. A week out or more would be better. Lots of different areas to sit. Standing room only to green park at the back. Menu Lots of different options to eat, from your basic hot dog and pretzels to BBQ, Mexican, sushi and other fare. Food Take your pick, check out all the levels to see what you are getting. You can also have your food delivered. Price Great prices for venue Final Thoughts A must visit, catch a game, enjoy the game.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
  • FamilyTraveller
    609 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great evening
    We went here to watch a baseball match. Petco Park is a great stadium, which is well organised. We found it easy to get in and out of it both before and after the game. The seats are good and not too cramped. There’s a good selection of food and drink. I’d happily go back here.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 21, 2023
  • LodiWineBob
    Oceanside, California484 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the Premier Ballparks in America
    An absolutely wonderful, safe, family friendly, and fun ballpark. Not even close to a bad seat anywhere in the stadium. Check out the Padres home page for all stadium information. Lots of parking options nearby between $20-$50 a car. The trolley is also a great way to get to and from the games as is The Coaster from the North County. Plenty of really good food options but expect to pay plenty. A simple ballpark dog is $8.50. Fans are friendly and are not idiots like most LA area fans. Staff extremely polite and knowledgeable. Can quickly and safely get fans in and out of the stadium. The transients and homeless are normally booted out of the area during games days.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 31, 2023
  • MikeM22rugger
    Telford, Pennsylvania541 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love this place
    My family and I swung by here for a Padres v Phillies game. Petco is a great stadium and an amazing place to see a game. They have wiffleball field in the outfield. Everything was pretty reasonably priced. I can’t say enough about this ball park. It probably helps that the Phillies won. But if you’re looking for something to do defiantly consider coming here. Love this place.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 4, 2023
  • NJTRAVELER4097
    Budapest, Hungary144 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good park
    Very enjoyable, we had really nice seats. It was Hispanic heritage night, so the park was packed. The food and beer was good. The only warning, enroute to stadium, multiple hundreds of vagrants on street,tents, etc. it’s was shocking! But the cops kept them away from the stadium as you hot closer.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 6, 2023
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Phiip P
Leighton Buzzard, UK313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Our first ever live baseball game and boy did it live up to our expectations. This is a beautiful sports arena with very comfy seats much better than we have in the UK.
Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Food was good well you have to have a hot dog don't you. The shop was very very busy as you would expect on a match day but the queues were handled to a Disney level. Would love to go back here again one day
Written May 27, 2024
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nfmeijer
Assendelft, The Netherlands184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
Visited a Padres game. Stadium is a well oiled machine. Good seats and view on the pitch. One point down for the que's at the foodstands.
Written April 28, 2024
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Passport09433106639
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We are local lifelong Padres fans but had never taken the tour of Petco Park. We learned so much about the team and the city. Rudy, another local lifelong Padres fan, was a fantastic tour guide! We stood behind home plate and watched the entire Padres batting practice. It was a treat to see the players close up, joking around before the game. We also got to go a lot of otherwise restricted places in the park. And again, Rudy was so accommodating and informative. Highly recommended!
Written April 28, 2024
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saturdaydiner
Newtown, PA344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We saw a good game for us, Phillies fans at Petco. Beat the Padres 9-3! Friendly atmosphere and a very nice park. Going again tonight.
Written April 27, 2024
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Dennis Q
Innisfail, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great experience!! For anyone who loves baseball, history and scenery, then this tour is a must. Took about 1.5 hrs. Petco Park is so pretty and I love all the history behind it. Recommend for everyone.
Written April 25, 2024
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Dennis Q
Innisfail, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Ball park was amazing! Tour guide was very knowledgeable, nice and funny! Ball park very clean, food was great! Easy to get to.
Written April 23, 2024
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James F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
You can hang a star on this tour! Mo is a very informative and excellent guide. I will definitely recommend the tour to family and friends visiting San Diego. Thanks again, Mo!
Written April 10, 2024
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Vincent C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Rudy, our tour guide, was awesome!! He kept us all entertained while telling us the history of the Padres and of the stadium. I hope the stadium recognizes that he’s a great ambassador for the Padres!!
Written March 16, 2024
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Amanda W
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great tour. Rudy was great, high energy and very knowledgeable. We were there during preseason prep so we got to see a lot of what goes into getting ready for opening day too. Rudy's timing was good, didn't feel rushed or have too much time in one spot.

Written March 15, 2024
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Escape17408363344
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Rudy did a fantastic job showing us around the stadium and getting us behind the scenes. He had so much enthusiasm! Thanks
Written February 28, 2024
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