With a mint julep in hand and an over-sized hat up top, there’s no finer place to be this summer than at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, whose racing season is taking place July 18 through September 3. With races Wednesdays through Sundays and a location in sunny Del Mar, California, it sounds like a perfect weekend getaway to us. Check-in to L’Auberge Del Mar as they celebrate the racing season with special packages, parties, pop-up shops and more.
The Opening Day After-Party Package
Get the best of both worlds by booking this package which includes two admissions to the fabulous 10-Year Anniversary Official Opening Day After-Party, complete with food, drinks and dancing to the music of Southern California DJs FishFonics and Gabe Vega on the pool deck. Package starts at $779.
The Winners’ Circle Racing Season Package
July 19 – September 3
Del Mar horse racing fans can check-in to L’Auberge Del Mar throughout the season with this special package that includes accommodations for two in a Cabana or Coastal room, signature Del Mar Julep cocktails for two and complimentary transportation to and from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, plus $150 Spa L’Auberge credit and complimentary hotel parking. Package starts at $799 and is based on availability during racing season. Races take place Wednesdays through Sundays.
Pop-Up Shops: Christine A. Moore Millinery and Élevée Custom Menswear
July 16 & 17 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3 to 6 p.m.), July 18 (9 a.m. to noon)
What’s a day at the racetrack without looking your finest? The resort will be home to two pop-up shops pre- and opening day. Hat designer to the stars and “milliner to the Triple Crown,” Christine A. Moore Millinery will entice the ladies with fabulous headpieces to flaunt at the races and at the Opening Day After-Party. And for the gentlemen, luxury bespoke menswear stylist and master tailor purveyor Élevée, will also be popping up.
L’Auberge Del Mar’s Official Opening Day After-Party
July 18, 5 p.m. to midnight
Celebrating its 10th year, the over-the-top celebration will feature performances by Southern California DJ FishFonics and DJ Gabe Vega plus various food stations with bites from Chef Nathan Lingle. Wash it all down with festive cocktails like the race season signature, Del Mar Julep. $229 (through July 17) and $260 (day-of on July 18).
L’Auberge Del Mar’s Pacific Classic Party
August 17, 6 to 11 p.m.
Benefiting the Winners’ Foundation, this chic bash will include entertainment by the David Shyde Trio, passed bites, food stations and a cash bar from 6 to 8 p.m. From 8 to 8:45 p.m., guests can enjoy a presentation and auction followed by a DJ, cash taco station and bar from 9 to 11 p.m. $50 for hotel guests ($50 to charity).
For more information, visit: laubergedelmar.com
Photos courtesy of L’Auberge Del Mar.