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Del Mar Race Track Nearby Resorts

The Southern California Beach Club timeshare rentals and vacation condos is a casual, California-style resort located on the beach next to the Oceanside Pier, where spectacular sunsets can be seen from the resort's rooftop whirlpool..

Situated right at the base of Southern Californias longest active recreational pier and across from the beach, you will find the newest resort in Oceanside, California. Opened in 2008, this brand new facility offers state-of-the art amenities with gorgeous ocean views from the outdoor pool, hot tub and workout room. Beachside Fun with Modern Flair!


The NEWLY RENOVATED CARLSBAD INN BEACH RESORT is just steps away from the majestic Pacific Ocean. This award-winning Resort is in the heart of the picturesque coastal Village of Carlsbad. Stroll through the lush green courtyard to the steps leading down to the rolling surf, or visit the countless boutiques and cafes, including Norte's Mexican restaurant..

Perched alongside some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California, Carlsbad Seapointe Resort offers the finest comforts of home in a seaside escape. Experience the excitement of San Diego with a short drive to LEGOLAND California, SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park. Accommodations offer beautiful balcony views, romantic fireplaces and the gentle sounds of the Pacific Ocean..

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort is conveniently located less than a mile from some of Southern California's most beautiful beaches. A peaceful ocean view pool provides quiet moments for adults while a childrens water-play park offers fun for the whole family. Walk to LEGOLAND California and enjoy Karl Strauss Restaurant and Brewery on site. .

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa is luxury in its finest. This Spanish-Mediterranean resort is in the beautiful coastal town of Carlsbad overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa features luxury studios and villas with panoramic ocean or park views. Play golf at the City of Carlsbads Championship Golf Course located next door, and for fantastic shopping, the Carlsbad Premium Outlet stores are a short drive away. .

Located in the charming coastal community of Carlsbad, Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa offers stunning views of the ocean, lagoons, golf course and Carlsbad Flower Fields. Each room is equipped with state of the art equipment such as 32-inch Flat Screen TV and wireless high speed internet access. Be sure indulge in a treatment at the Ocean Pearl Spa and for dinner, stop by the Twenty/20 Grill and Wine Bar. .

Del Mar, CA
The elegant villa rentals of Villa L'Auberge are located on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful village of Del Mar. Each private balcony from these stunning resort villas offers an expansive view of the ocean or the natural hillsides of Del Mar. .

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is tucked away on a winding road. Breathe in the sea air as your drive up the coast to this secluded garden oasis that will indulge your senses with the beautiful environment and the California Ranch inspired architecture. .

La Jolla, CA
Located in the heart of La Jolla and at the very tip of the cove lies the newly redesigned Bali inspired Pantai Inn. Originally built in 1920, this luxury resort has the expansive ocean views and approximately 60 steps from the ocean. Walk from Pantai Inn to the world class restaurants and shopping in La Jolla Village, experience the La Jolla Caves and stroll through Scripps Park. .

A relaxing beach getaway in a charming village setting, the Coronado Beach Resort will bring you back to a simpler time. Located on the island of Coronado across from the historic Hotel del Coronado, this classic Mediterranean-inspired resort is within steps of white, sandy beaches and refreshing ocean surf. The condo suites have cozy fireplaces, kitchenettes and many rooms have private balconies..

Coronado, CA
The El Cordova offers an informal Spanish garden and courtyard environment, with spacious rooms, suites and an attentive staff to insure a memorable stay. The rooms are all unique and most offer kitchen facilities. The Hotel sits in the heart of the Village of Coronado, one block or less from the best beaches on the Island. Shopping, restaurants, theatre and recreational activities are within walking distance and the Hotel has four restaurants and twelve boutique shops on site..

Whether visiting San Diego on business or for pleasure, the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown hotel offers exquisite accommodations and superb hotel services amid the best of the city - including the Gaslamp District, which is less than one mile away! This San Diego hotel offers spacious accommodations and ultimate comfort. Each suite is beautifully furnished and includes a master bedroom with a king bed or two double beds and vanity. Among our superb in-suite amenities are: Complime.

San Diego, CA
Distinctly modern, classically comfortable, thats the ambiance of The Sofia Hotel. Located in downtown San Diego, this metropolitan oasis offers all of the contemporary sophistication of its urban setting while providing the privacy and relaxation you look for in a great vacation..

Staying at Harbor Lights timeshare rentals and vacation condos is like stepping into the past. Youll see the rich history of San Diego with classic gas lamp deco-style influence that blends harmoniously with the surrounding neighborhood. This historic district is complemented with a bronze-clad frosted glass canopy in the lobby..

Del Mar is a beautiful coastal city located 18 miles north of downtown San Diego and 16 miles south of Carlsbad Village. Well known for its annual racing season,  Del Mar Race Track has had the distinction of being North America’s Number One track in terms of attendance and handles for more than a decade. This year, Del Mar Race Track is celebrating its 75th annual racing season from July 18th through September 5th.

If you plan to head out for a day at the races in Del Mar, one of San Diego's most exciting and popular events, here are a few tips that will help you to enjoy this incredible experience.
Tips for betting on the ponies.

Interested in placing a bet on your favorite horse this year? It’s a great feeling when you pick the winning horse, and though it may put some extra cash in your pocket, betting can be risky, too. Below is a little horse-sense to help you pick a winner. Del Mar Race Results are available shortly after each race is run, so part of the excitement is winning instantly. Good luck!

- Look at the horses before the race. A horse that looks good warming up and has a shiny coat is likely to run a better  race.
- Do your homework- check the horses, jockeys and trainers’ past performances to see how well they have run.
- Start with a simple bet. Pick a horse to win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. If the horse you chose comes in the exact position that you picked, YOU WIN!!! You can also choose to Box your bet by picking 2 or 3 horses, but not their exact finish position, and as long as your 2 horses come in 1st and 2nd place in either order, YOU WIN!!!

Check for more tips in the Del Mar Race schedule, and other helpful information for a day at the races at Del Mar Scene .

Del Mar Race Track Events

Del Mar Race Opening Day (July 18)
Many San Diegans and travelers talk about this one day all year long and wouldn't miss it. Some highlights of Opening Day day are: large purse races, race fans dressed to relive the 1940’s, great music, big bets, fast horses and much more.

The One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest (July 18)
Although fancy hats are a theme throughout the  summer race season, Opening Day gives everyone an excuse to throw on their fanciest hat and be seen. Sign up between 11:30 am and 3:00 pm in the Plaza de Mexico located just inside the Stretch Run entrance gates, and be sure not to miss the Hats Parade at 3:00 pm. 

The contest has five categories:

Best Racing Theme
Funniest or Most Outrageous Hat
Most Glamorous
Best Flowers
All Others

Prizes for the Winners of this unique and fabulous contest:

Grand Prize: Two Round-Trip Airline Vouchers to anywhere in the U.S. aboard American Airlines
(some restrictions apply)
- 1st place in each category: $300
- 2nd place in each category: $200
- 3rd place in each category $100

Del Mar Race Track Concerts /The 2012 Summer Concert Series at Del Mar
This year, there are going to be 12 concerts at  Del Mar Race Track, more than any year in Del Mar Race Track history. The concerts were once held only on Friday nights but this year the schedule has expanded into Saturday and Sunday shows, following the last race of the day. All concerts will be held at the Seaside Stage. It’s a non-smoking venue. People under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Saturday shows are for patrons 18 years old and up only. Concert price is $20.

7/20: Wavves
7/27: Dashboard Confessional
7/29: Tucanes De Tijuana
8/3: Steel Pulse
8/4: Cake
8/10: The Offspring
8/17: Michael Franti & Spearhead
8/18: Ben Harper
8/24: Jimmy Cliff
8/31: Ozomatli
9/5: Party in the Paddock w/ TBD
There are no reserved seats, and it’s a standing room only so get there early!

-75th Anniversary Celebration (July 21)
As a thank you to all Del Mar Racetrack fans, every 75th person through the admission gates will receive $75!!!

Free and Easy Wednesdays (All Wednesdays)
Every Wednesday, receive free stretch admission, free program and free seat along with half price beer (domestic drafts), regular soda and hot dog.

Family Weekends (every Saturday and Sunday)
Join the party in the infield with fun activities for the whole family. Some of the free activities feature: Inflatable rides and games, pony rides, magic shows, face painting, and much more. Children receive free admission and adults are only $6.

Beer  Fest (August 4)
Sample over 40 different flavors of cold brews during the fest. It starts at 1:00 pm at the Seaside Cabana and Concert Area. The price is $17 and includes 5 tastings.
For more information about Del Mar Race Track events, check out the Events calendar


Free Shuttle
To cut back on traffic and reduce the amount of driving during your vacation, the Del Mar Race Track has set up a free bus shuttle from the Solana Beach train station, which is only 2 miles away from the racetrack. The shuttle will drop you off next to the entrance.

On Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday:

- The shuttle service begins at 9:31 am with Train # 564.
- The shuttle returns back to the Solana Beach Station 15 minutes after each race.
- Last shuttle leaves the racetrack 45 minutes after the end of the last race. On Saturdays that the Racetrack hosts free concerts, shuttle service ends at 10:00 pm.

On Friday:

- The shuttle service begins at 11:49 am with Train #768.
- Last shuttle leaves the racetrack at 10:00 pm.


If you’re from San Diego or you’re coming from downtown San Diego, take the Coaster from any of the following stations: Santa Fe Depot, Old Town and Sorrento Valley to the Solana Beach stop. These stations will be perfect if you’re staying at a vacation rental in downtown San Diego (The Sofia Hotel), Coronado (Coronado Beach Resort, and El Cordova Hotel) or in La Jolla at Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa and the Pantai Inn.

If you are coming from Carlsbad or Oceanside, take the Coaster from any of the following stations: Encinitas, Carlsbad Poinsettia, Carlsbad Village and Oceanside Transit Center. These stations will make your trip a snap if you’re staying at the Carlsbad InnCarlsbad Seapointe ResortFour Seasons Club AviaraGrand Pacific PalisadesHilton Grand Vacations Club at MabrisaSheraton Carlsbad Resort & SpaSouthern California Beach Club, or the Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort.

If you’re coming from Los Angeles and Orange County, take the Amtrak directly to Solana Beach Station, and then take the free shuttle. Free parking is available at most stations for passengers, and there is also street parking.

You may decide to drive to the racetrack; however, because of the popularity of the event, you might find traffic and crowed streets, so be sure to take these factors into consideration and plan your time wisely.

Freeway I-5:

Del Mar is located just west of I-5 at the Via de la Valle exit, exit Via de la Valle and head west to the Racetrack which is visible from the freeway.

Hwy 101

Enjoy a beautiful scenic coastal view from the Hwy 101, and then head west to Via de la Valle. Note there are some areas of this Highway with only 1 car lane and some sign stops.

Restaurants and Bars in Del Mar

There are so many other things to do in Del Mar. Take a break and relax by the beach, or walk through downtown Del Mar and visit the elegant shops, restaurants and bars of the area. It’s an area worth taking the time to explore  a bit and take in some spectacular views!

Here are some local restaurants and bars you may want to visit:

-          Smashburgers: the place for burgers lovers
-          Del Mar Rendezvous: voted Best Chinese and Best Gluten-Free
-          Enoteca Del Fornaio: Italian wine bar and cafĂ©
-          The Poseidon On The Beach: sea food restaurant with seating right on the beach
-          Pacifica Del Mar: restaurant with a spectacular ocean view
-          En Fuego Cantina: Mexican restaurant and cantina
-          The Belly Up Tavern: live music venue and bar

Accommodations in Del Mar

Villa L'Auberge: Luxurious one bedroom condos located in the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean in the village of Del Mar. Villa L'Auberge offers stunning views of the ocean and natural hillsides. It’s perfect for a  family vacation, a romantic weekend or a gateway with friends.

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