Saturday, August 07, 2010

Petco Park

Last weekend, Kevin and I took a jaunt to San Diego!

Let me back up. About two months ago in the Auto Club's 'Westways' magazine, there was a great article about at guy who took a journey to a San Diego Padres game. It was very informative - about the stadium, the nearby Omni hotel, etc. It looked like a lot of fun and, being the baseball fans we are, we were inspired to book a weekend for later in the summer.

So ... last weekend was our trip. What fun!! We stayed at the Omni Hotel. The Omni in San Diego is special because it's actually connected to Petco Park. On the fourth floor of the hotel is a bridge that connects to the Park. To cross it, you must have your hotel key and tickets to the game. Once across the bridge, you are standing on the concourse of Petco Park. It's so cool! Here, see for yourself:

When you buy the package - hotel accommodations and tickets to the game - you can choose between two seating areas. Kevin figured that we'd go for the gusto and bought the field level seats. They were GREAT! On the the first base side, just off of first base.
There was an older, retired couple who sat next to us. They were hilarious! We had a fun time talking and laughing with them. They'd purchased the same package and were staying at the Omni as well. In fact, the next morning when we went to breakfast, we ran into them again and had a nice long chat. The waiter assumed we were all old friends and was surprised to hear that we'd just met at the game the night before.

Speaking of the game ... the Padres were playing the Florida Marlins and the Padres lost. YAY! I know everyone in San Diego was routing for them, but I'm a loyal Dodger girl and was glad when the Padres lost. So there!

The next day we decided to take a tour of Petco. They offer guided tours - and it was great! If you're going, I highly recommend that you take the tour. It's a wonderful stadium. Here are a few pics: We really had a wonderful time! One of the (many) things I love about living in southern California is that there is no shortage of amazing things to do and places to see. One weekend at the beach, the next in the mountains, the following at the desert ... you just never know where you might end up!

1 comment:

DW said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. We enjoyed our visit to Petco a couple of years ago. (Well, that and Rubio's fish tacos, LOL!)