The Del Mar Racing season starts on July 19, 2017, and it’s easy to get to the fun on the Pacific Surfliner.
The seaside Del Mar Race Track opened in 1937 with Bing Crosby (one of the founding members) personally greeting guests as they arrived. It’s also the site of a famously close Seabiscuit race. During the season, there are races every day except for Monday and Tuesday, with special activities scheduled for the weekends.
Don’t miss these special events in store for the 2017 summer season:
- Opening Day, July 19: More than 40,000 fans celebrate the first race of the season, in big, fashionable hats, of course! Buy tickets to a special party with music, craft beer, prizes and shaded seating. Learn more.
- Concert Series, Friday Nights: After the races have ended, live music takes over the track. Concerts area free with racetrack admission! Plus, until p.m.,
get half off all signature cocktails. Learn more.
- Food Truck Festival, July 29: A day at the racetrack is even more fun when delicious food is involved. Head to a special Food Truck area and explore unique dishes from more than 40 food trucks. Learn more.
Getting to the track is easy on the Pacific Surfliner. Hop onboard for a beautiful trip along the coast to Solana Beach. Riders ages 21 and over can enjoy a craft beer, Mimosa, Bloody Mary or specialty cocktail from the Café Car. After arriving at the station, catch the shuttle – it’s free for train riders and is offered on days when there are races or concerts.
Especially on weekends, the trains can get crowded. July 20-23, 2017 will be especially busy because of Comic-Con in San Diego. Book your trip early and consider upgrading to upgrading to Business Class.