At Villa L’Auberge we’re well acquainted with the saying, “Where the turf meets the surf,” when it comes to horse racing reason. The slogan belongs to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and brings guests in droves to our beautiful beach community, and this year is especially exciting for horse racing fans. The Breeders Cup is making its debut at Del Mar’s iconic racetrack this November. From high-fashion to glamorous parties this 2-day event brings the best horses, trainers and owners from across the globe marking the unofficial culmination to racing season.
Have friends or family coming into town for the races? Although resorts in Del Mar sell out during this time consider booking their stay at one of our sister properties in Carlsbad or Oceanside during this year’s Breeders Cup. It’s easy to think Carlsbad and Oceanside are far from a day at the races but we suggest taking the Coaster, North County Transit’s commuter train. Your guests will enjoy the panoramic ocean views from the train as they cruise down the coastline. Del Mar provides free shuttles from the Solana Beach station directly to the racetrack.
The following resorts are a short distance to a train station:
- Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
Located in the heart of Carlsbad and steps away from the beach, this resort is only a block from the Carlsbad Village Train Station. Grab a cup of coffee or tea at one of the local shops during your stroll to the station before heading to the races.
- Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
With expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and being less than a ten minute walk to Carlsbad Poinsettia Station makes Carlsbad Seapointe Resort an ideal place to call home while attending the Breeders Cup.
- Grand Pacific Palisades Resort
Being less than 2 miles away from the Carlsbad Poinsettia Station we suggest asking the concierge about the resorts complimentary shuttle service. With spacious accommodations and a pool overlooking the ocean makes Grand Pacific Palisades a perfect place to celebrate a day of winnings from the track.
- Southern California Beach Club
The Oceanside Transit Center is less than a ten minute walk from this beach side resort. It’s the perfect place to retreat to after a day at the races with the sand just steps from your room for ultimate relaxation.
Get ready for this year’s Breeders Cup by booking with us today. Vacation specialists are standing by online (click to chat) or at (877) 477-7368.