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Petco Park

Purchase a hot dog and watch the San Diego Padres, California’s southernmost Major League Baseball team, play on their home field. 

Experience America’s favorite pastime in San Diego’s Petco Park. Enjoy stunning views of southern California as you watch a baseball game, concert or other sporting event. The park is named after San Diego-based pet supplies retailer Petco.

Petco Park opened in 2004, replacing the former Qualcomm Stadium. It is home to the San Diego Padres, a Major League Baseball team. Join a sea of fans, decked out in the team’s blue and white, during a home game.

Learn about the historic Western Metal Supply Co., which serves as the cornerstone of the park. Built in 1909, the brick building is over a century older than the stadium that was built around it. The building’s corner, marked with a vertical yellow stripe, now serves as the foul pole for leftfield.

Note some of the more hidden features in Petco Park. Near the East Village Gate, pay homage at the statue of longtime Padres broadcaster and Hall of Fame baseball player Jerry Coleman. On the batter’s eye screen beyond center field, look at the numbers of retired players and plaques of Padres Hall of Fame players.

Check out Petco Park’s famed park-within-a-park, located just beyond the outfield walls. Relax on the grass and admire views of swaying palm trees and the ocean in the distance.

Explore the many shops and restaurants surrounding Petco Park. Downtown San Diego has lots of things to see and do and the area surrounding the ballpark is no exception. Take a leisurely stroll down K Street, which, between 7th and 10th Avenue, is open to pedestrians only. Walk just southwest to stroll along the marina and admire beautiful yachts. See the USS Midway Museum, a giant floating aircraft carrier.

Find Petco Park between 7th and 10th Avenues, south of J Street, in downtown San Diego. Parking is limited and can be a bit expensive. Many visitors prefer to take the San Diego Trolley. All three lines stop within steps of the ballpark. 


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Lodging Near Petco Park

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$152
Wyndham San Diego Bayside

Wyndham San Diego Bayside

1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego
3.9
of 5, from 6,694 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Just west of the downtown core, this San Diego hotel is across the street from the cruise ship terminal, Coronado ferry, and the Maritime Museum. The Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park are within 1.5 miles.

$143
The Sofia Hotel

The Sofia Hotel

150 W Broadway, San Diego
4.3
of 5, from 7,476 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

In the heart of downtown San Diego, this historic boutique hotel is 2 blocks from Horton Plaza, 4 blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter, and 6 blocks from the San Diego Convention Center and the cruise ship terminal.

$149
The Horton Grand Hotel

The Horton Grand Hotel

311 Island Ave, San Diego
4.3
of 5, from 3,591 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This recently renovated 4-story hotel is within 4 blocks of PETCO Park, the San Diego Convention Center, Horton Plaza shopping, and 100 restaurants and bars; Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo are a 2-minute drive away.

$179
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

207 5th Ave, San Diego
4.3
of 5, from 3,161 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

The Hard Rock Hotel is in the center of San Diego's bustling Gaslamp Quarter, with restaurants, bars, and nightlife. The San Diego Convention Center is across the street and PETCO Park is a block away.

$188
Omni San Diego Hotel

Omni San Diego Hotel

675 L St, San Diego
4.5
of 5, from 2,041 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Omni San Diego Hotel places guests in the city’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, opposite San Diego Convention Center and connected to PETCO Park by a skybridge. It’s a 10-minute drive north to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, and 15 minutes by car to the airport.

$208
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

1 Market Pl, San Diego
4.5
of 5, from 7,765 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This expansive highrise hotel towers over San Diego Bay next to the Seaport Village retail complex, 1 block from the convention center, and 2 blocks from the historic Gaslamp Quarter.

$179
Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Blvd, San Diego
4.4
of 5, from 5,283 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Rising 30 stories above San Diego Bay, this modern Hilton is adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, across from Petco Park, and 3 blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter. The San Diego Zoo is 2 miles away.

$159
Hotel Indigo Gaslamp Quarter

Hotel Indigo Gaslamp Quarter

509 9th Ave, San Diego
4.5
of 5, from 1,830 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in East Village, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Petco Park, San Diego Convention Center, and San Diego City College. Balboa Park and USS Midway Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).