It can be hard to believe that with so many options some people are still left wondering what to do in San Diego today. Maybe, it’s just the overwhelming number of choices that makes it hard to decide. Whatever the reason, a tour of Petco Park is always a fun option.
The home of MLB’s San Diego Padres, Petco Park offers tours from April through September whether or not the Padres have a home game. All tours start at the corner of 7th Ave. (Tony Gwynn Blvd.) and K Street at the ticket window in front of the Western Metal Building. This is your chance to get behind the scenes access to one of the most acclaimed ballparks in the country. An 80 minute, 1.5 mile walk through the stadium takes you inside a Major League dugout, out on the warning track, inside the press box, and peeks inside a private luxury suite and the exclusive premium lounge.
Other highlights of the tour include visiting the Park at the Park, the Sun Diego Beach, Palm Court Plaza, the Western Metal Supply Co. Building, and more. Along the way you can stop and admire panoramic views, taking in such sights as the Coronado Bridge, the San Diego skyline, and even Mexico. Most notably, people on the tour have access to The Padres Hall of Fame presented by Sony, which is only available to those who take the tour. If you take the tour and stay for the game, not only do you no longer have to look for things to do in San Diego tonight, but you have access to the Padres Hall of Fame from the opening of the gates to the middle of the 8th inning.
Tour prices range from $8.00 to $15.00 depending on the size of the group and depart at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:00 PM, with a 4:00 PM tour on days with a 7:10 PM game. On game days, the final tour is an Early Bird tour open only to people with tickets to the game. All tours are rain or shine and have wheelchair accessibility.
Funseekers can purchase a FunGig that includes a tour of Petco Park and a ballgame and experience one of the top things to do in San Diego. Funbassadors have the opportunity to pick up a few extra bucks while learning more about a San Diego icon and cheering on the home team.