Sunday is dollar day. For less than the price of a candy bar, Golden Gate Fields provides more people watching excitement than the whole of the Bay Area. Oh, and there are ponies to enjoy as well.
So what exactly is dollar day? On Sundays, there exists a stand run by the Rotary Club which provides dollar sodas, dollar waters, dollar hot dogs, and dollar Miller Lites. Give to a great organization, have a few beverages, and enjoy the wildly varied clientele that take in the races. There is a cross section of the population that I have never seen before. Marina broads with hats and sundresses, degen gamblers with panic written on their face, and families looking to have a day in the sun all exist in dollar harmony.
A great experience worth experiencing and sharing with anyone in the Bay Area.
...it is worth noting that the reason this review is not a perfect 5 of 5 is that the $1 parking is super hard to find. The signs are not intuitive. Instead of getting lost for the savings, I opted for the $8 valet parking. It was the easier decision at the time, but cost a bit more than I had expected. Nonetheless, a one point deduction was warranted.
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