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Walking to Del Mar Race Track

by bobg1234 Online Now Jul 31, 2008 at 9:29 AM

Hi,

We will be staying at the Holiday Inn 621 S HIGHWAY 101 SOLANA BEACH, it appers that we can walk to the race track from here. Is this advisble or will we be walking on a highway. Goggle maps is unclear.

Thanks

Bob

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    Re: Walking to Del Mar Race Track

    by RickinDutch Online Now Jul 31, 2008 at 9:44 AM

    There are sidewalks thru Solana Beach to the race track. Traffic can be heavy, but it is safe.

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    Re: Walking to Del Mar Race Track

    by YVRDave Online Now Jul 31, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    The entrance is on Jimmy Durante blvd, if I remember correctly. It will be about a mile walk on regular 4 lane roads. The hotel may also have a local shuttle.
    I had a great meal at The Fish Market Restaurant across the street on Via de la Valle. I highly recommend it.
    thefishmarket.com/locations....

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    Re: Walking to Del Mar Race Track

    by HarmoniousBotch Online Now Jul 31, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    The road should be safe to walk. On some race days it may be faster to walk.

    There is a side entrance on the north side, on Via De La Valle. It is open for some events. I'd check with the track management.

    The Fish Market ( on Via De La Valle, near I-5) may be the best meal for the buck in Solona Beach, but if money not an issue, the best is the Brigantine ( corner of 101 and Via De La Valle )

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    Re: Walking to Del Mar Race Track

    by YVRDave Online Now Jul 31, 2008 at 10:19 PM

    HB, do you know the name of the Italian place further up VdlV towards Morgan Run? I htink it is something like 'Scaramouche' (old memory). It was on the 2nd floor of a small strip mall.

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    Re: Walking to Del Mar Race Track

    by YVRDave Online Now Jul 31, 2008 at 10:23 PM

    Found it. It was called Scalia? It is now closed. It had a great wine list too.

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    Re: Walking to Del Mar Race Track

    by HarmoniousBotch Online Now Jul 31, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    That's a pity. We used to go to eat and watch the balloons take off.

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    Re: Walking to Del Mar Race Track

    by YVRDave Online Now Jul 31, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    Will have to try Brigantine next time I'm there, thanks for that tip.

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    Re: Walking to Del Mar Race Track

    by Jokerit_pl Online Now Aug 4, 2008 at 2:02 AM

    Another alternative if you don't want to walk the entire distance is to take the shuttle that runs from the Solana Beach train station to the racetrack. It's about 1/2 mile north on Highway 101 and there is a walking bridge over the train tracks leading to the front of the station where the shuttle arrives/departs.

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