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How to Watch a Padres Game in San Diego Without Going to Petco Park

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April 28, 2011 at 12:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

We've told you before Hotel Indigo San Diego's Parlor Suites, which give you a sweet view of Petco Park. But if you end up in a room that doesn't face the Padres action, or aren't staying at the hotel at all, you can still watch some ball.

For Wednesday's Padres vs. Braves game, we hung out at the hotel's Level 9 lounge, which, not coincidentally, is on the ninth floor. The outdoor lounge, which also contains a grassy area for pets and a reflective pool, has a prime spot facing the ball park.

A small group of in-the-know Padres fans was in the glass-fenced lounge area sitting in the woven dark brown seats. And unlike the poor schlubs in the ball park, these people were nice and toasty thanks to fire pits and moveable heaters.

The view from the lounge isn't perfect; you can't see all of the field and what's going on. However, you almost feel like you're at the game, since the bar puts it on one of the large flat-screen TVs outside so that you have the audio for the play-by-play.

Plus, you can nosh on ball park staples like a pretzel with mustard and down a beer while you watch. But unlike the ticket-holders in Petco Park, you won't have to fight crowds when the game's over and you have to leave.

[Photos: Jennifer Kester]

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