The San Diego Padres of the National League play at PETCO Park which was built in 2004 and has 42,445 fixed seats. PETCO Park is now our favorite National League Park. We saw two games between the Padres and the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners swept the Padres over the three games. For the Saturday game there were 36,396 in attendance and the Sunday game there were 29, 966 in attendance. The box score for Saturday was Mariners R-4, H-9, E-0 and Padres R-2, H-10, E-2 and for Sunday it was Mariners R-9, H-18, E-0 and Padres R-2, H-6, E-0. The field lines are RF-322', RC-400', CF-396', LC-401', and LF-336'. There is an interesting small seating section that protrudes out into the field area just the left of the right field foul pole. They built the Western Metal Supply building into the left field area. In center field just beyond the fence is a children's sand play area with concrete bleachers behind that. Behind the concrete bleachers is a public park that has standing room only tickets where people bring their blankets to sit. During the week the area is open to all, but during a game it is gated off and requires a ticket. The seating behind the Padre bullpen in left field has benches just like the bullpen. Friar is the mascot and we did see him on the three hundred level. If there is a need for a Padre rally he comes up to the three hundred level and rings that rally bell. He tried Friday night, but was unsuccessful. A picture of the bell is shown in the light of day. On Sunday there was a large contingent of Marines sitting in the right field area. The Marine band played the National Anthem and a Boy Scout troop presented the colors. The Padres players and Friar wore camo jerseys and habit. One of the staff is shown with a large bat that is used to shoot prizes from the field to the fans. On one light standard down each baseline are located three suites at the three hundred level. A Thank You to Kameron Durham, Director, Guest Services for getting us the seats we wanted. 2012 new logo.
San Diego Zoo - one of the largest zoos in the world, exhibits some of the rarest specimens in captivity - Fee.

Old Town Dan Diego State Historic Park - commemorate the founding of the first European settlement in California.

Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor & Interpretive Center - houses displays and hands-on equipment interpreting the natural history, plants and wildlife of the park's nearly 5,800 acres.

SeaWorld - adventure park with shows, marine-life attractions and rides, Fee.