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Del Mar Race Track

Address: just west of I-5 at the Via de la Valle exit, Del Mar, CA
Phone Number: 858 755 1141
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Ranked #3 of 21 things to do in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse tracks, Casinos & Gambling, Fun & Games
Activities: Dining, Gambling
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Type: Horse tracks, Casinos & Gambling, Fun & Games
Activities: Dining, Gambling

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Del Mar, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you have never been , this is a must! For one its right across from the beautiful beach that you can see from the stands. Classic Place , several restaurants to pick from. Don't forget to head over to the infield for some extra fun. I have been going here for almost 50 years!

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a must do, if you are in San Diego during one of the two annual race seasons. The facilities are beautiful, with ocean views from the grandstand.

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Langley, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Great horse races makes for fun entertainment anywhere! live concerts on Friday nights are included with your ticket price. parking can be quiet the distance and fills up quick. most attendees get dressed up in big hats and the whole event is just a blast.

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Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went there on the fist day of their Fall Meet. What a bad experience. Parking lot was full and the traffic flow was so horrendous ! Lot personnel need better training. How can you expect the Breeders' Cup to be held in that race track when the parking is such in disarray.

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Del Mar Race Track is always a great place to visit. Ample parking, plenty of food choices, with concerts and other events often included with admission.

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We'd never been to the races before, but had a free afternoon so we tried it out. It was fun! Everyone who works at the track is very friendly and helpful. You don't have to bet on the races, but it makes it more fun if you do. You can bet as little as $2.00. When you pay the $6.00... More 

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Del Mar, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Thoroughbred racing at Del Mar is fun for all ages. The "fall meet" was a huge success so be sure to plan on attending next year during the fall (November) with dates likely to be extended into December.

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Saint Louis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Del Mar Racetrack is one of the most beautiful and clean racetracks I have ever been to. All of the employees were very helpful and did not run into one problems with fellow patrons. It is emaculant

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Bellevue
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very well laid out, clean, and family friendly place. I know, I know: a race track is family fun? What kind of family: the Corlones? But look, Kids Love, love, horses. It is outside. Lots to see. Food is, well what can I say, of the deep fried variety but still fine. Our kids had a blast... More 

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Des Moines, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not a "must see or do" but definitely a worthwhile experience. Expect to pay to visit this historic race track. Entry fees, premium prices for food and drink, not to mention any bets you plan on placing add up quickly. Trackside tables are available for a price if you like. The facilities and grounds are very well maintained, showing some... More 

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