We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Del Mar Race Track

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: just west of I-5 at the Via de la Valle exit, Del Mar, CA
Phone Number: 858 755 1141
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
and up
Scenic Carlsbad Bike Tour with Lunch
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 295 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 171
  • 92
    Very good
  • 25
  • 7
  • 0
Beautiful track

Del Mar is a beautiful track with a lot of history. They attract good quality horse for exciting races. Great adult fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kenai, Alaska
Add Photo Write a Review

295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Kenai, Alaska
Level Contributor
62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Del Mar is a beautiful track with a lot of history. They attract good quality horse for exciting races. Great adult fun.

Thank sls58
Lake Arrowhead, California
Level Contributor
54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty place with graceful fountains and palms with nice variety of food and drinks, but be prepared to hike until you're exhausted (do not go with a bum knee), as choices are spread out. It's very tough to follow the races at the other tracks because the staff cannot get the televisions to tune into Keeneland and Gulfstream despite... More 

Thank AuntNancy
Alpharetta, GA
Level Contributor
87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the premier race tracks in the country. Some of the best jockeys ride at Del Mar. The paddock area is great. If you are a horse racing fan this is the place to be.

Thank AlpahrettaTraveller
United States
Level Contributor
254 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have never been in Del Mar for the summer racing season so were pleased to arrive for a visit this fall to find there is now the Bing Crosby Season for two weeks in November. We had a great time at this lovely venue. It was so much fun to be able to get down close to the paddock... More 

Thank gr8passage
Central Valley, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sheer Art Deco History Buffs, would love the aesthetic. Amazing views of the ocean from the grandstands. Very 1930's feel, beautiful track and an lover of beautiful horses can see them parade by to the paddock, as well as view the paddock parade and out the tunnel to the track. Plan on returning!

Thank T M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FUN FUN AND MORE FUN! We will be back definitely. It was our first time there but all 4 of us had a blast and didn't spend much money at all. Beats going to the casino.

Thank venice p
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great place to watch the thoroughbreds race. This is the second "winter" season, and we've found it isn't as crowded as summer time. Easy access and comfortable clubhouse. On our most recent visit they were testing out new betting equipment, and some of the clerks were slower than others. But all in all a fun way to spend... More 

Thank Joanne W
Temecula, California
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful behind the scenes photographic tour with Pacific Photography Society, PPS. Wonderful fun with so much fun information from the marketing director "Mac" Everyone was so gracious and it was a very special day.

Thank Shallwe_danceuai
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no comparison to horses racing to the finish line. The adrenaline pumping excitement of a horse race was our way of relieving stress. We had an amazing time and even won a few dollars by picking some winners. Del Mar, see you next year!

Thank 774stevenmg
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent the day here with a group of nine friends in August of 2015. We were there for the big race of the summer meet, the Pacific Classic. I really like the track; it's fairly easy to get into and out of. Parking is adequate. I would recommend reserving seats on the track's website if you are planning on... More 

Thank Travelbling

Travelers who viewed Del Mar Race Track also viewed


Been to Del Mar Race Track? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Del Mar Race Track and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Del Mar Race Track staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?