Make a night of it after opening day

DEL MAR — Stretch the fun of Del Mar Racetrack’s Opening Day by considering local spots for the after-parties just around the corner from the track.In celebration of Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track, L’Auberge Del Mar will host its fourth annual Opening-Day After-Party from 5 to 11 p.m.
July 18, at 1540 Camino Del Mar.

Tickets are $100 and include tastes from Executive Chef Scott Thomas Dolbee of Kitchen 1540 and music by three-time winner of the San Diego Music Award for Best DJ, DJ Gabe Vega who brings his local San Diego roots. Guests must be 21 years or older. All this will be backed by the ocean views from L’Auberge’s Pacific, Sunset and Ocean Terraces, as well as the pool deck and lobby.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from L’Petite Boutique online at For a more intimate experience, private cabanas and tables are also available. Call (800) 245-9757 or (858) 259-1515 for more information.

Race fans can also two Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track promotions at Pacifica Del Mar, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 321.

At the Ocean Bar, the $25 cover will get you two drinks at the bar. Or, make a reservation and skip the cover, plus avoid the parking headache by enjoying free valet service. Pacifica will deduct your valet charge from your bill of $50 or more. Whether you valet at the Del Mar Plaza, or down the street, Pacifica will cover your fee. Just bring in your valet ticket and show your server so they can deduct the amount off your check.

As a note, the free valet promotion runs all race season, not just on opening day.



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