San Diego Has Big Hits at Petco Park
One block away, Solamar is one of San Diego's closest hotels to Petco Park. Follow the roar of the crowd to the home of the San Diego Padres and the place that gives the Baseball District its name. Locals know the greater area as East Village – a former warehouse district that's now a rapidly growing cluster of artist's lofts, galleries, restaurants and shops.The District is located just east of Gaslamp Quarter, and juxtaposes Gaslamp's party vibe with an arty, hipster feel. On baseball game days, the District swims with all walks of life. During the week, it's where locals hang out and you can get a feel for where young, trendy San Diego thrives. If you have a few hours to spare, catch experimental theater and dance performances at Eveoke Dance Theater and 10th Avenue Theater, or check out the abstract paintings and multimedia projects at the Art Academy of San Diego. For more casual fun, East Village Tavern & Bowl is a where you can knock down pins while alt-rock blasts in the background and big games play on huge plasma TVs.