The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego, CA

The Shell at Jacobs Park

Check out the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego! The San Diego Symphony does an amazing job. We saw them perform along to The Grinch which was a great way for us to experience The Shell for the first time. The views of the San Diego skyline are amazing! If you haven’t had a chance to go, explore their website to pick a show and book it. This venue is just what San Diego needed. A beautiful space to enjoy live music with amazing views. 
 The Shell Concert Venue

Parking at The Rady Shell

We parked at the San Diego convention center. This is probably the easiest option. There are also two small lots near the entrance of the venue. If you can grab a metered spot right by the entrance, that would be the least expensive option for parking. Otherwise, the convention center is just a short walk away. 

The Shell at Jacobs Park

Seating at the Rady Shell

There are a lot of seating options at the Rady Shell. We were hosted by the San Diego Symphony and Rady Shell, so they gave us a table which was absolutely amazing. We had a great view and loved being close to the front. The front of the venue holds the tables which is nice if you’re eating dinner on site. The next section has seats and the back has a large lawn. All the spots actually looked pretty decent. The layout is done really well. You can view the seating chart here

San Diego skyline

The Views at the Shell

The views from the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park are amazing. You get a great view of the Downtown San Diego skyline on one side and views of the bay on the other. Check out our video for a quick peak:

Food & Drinks at the Shell

The Shell Food and Drink options include Urban Kitchen, Biga, Lola 55, Achilles Coffee, Kitchens for Good, Wicked Popcorn and Cali Cream. There is an area to purchase food and drink when you first arrive. Their other option is to order online the day prior to your visit and have it delivered to your table. We picked up hot cocoa and popcorn for the show when we arrived and that worked out well for us. Next time, we will have to try their delivery option!

San Diego Venue

We watched the Grinch and loved the show. The San Diego Symphony does an amazing job. It was a great experience for my 5th grade daughter since she just started taking band. We will be sure to come back and check out all of the fun concerts and events they have lined up at the Shell! 

Grinch San Diego

We were hosted at the Rady Shell and had an awesome experience. All opinions are my own. 


I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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