Breeders’ Cup World Championship 2017
Horse racing fans take note: The esteemed Breeders’ Cup is coming
to the Del Mar racetrack for the first time this year on November 3
and 4, with 13 exciting Thoroughbred championship races. It marks a
fitting honor for the track, which was founded by Bing Crosby in 1937.
NAVIGATING SAN DIEGO
The San Diego International Airport
is a 10-minute ride from downtown.
Take a cab for about $18 or hop on
the San Diego Metropolitan Transit
System’s Airport Flyer (Route 992) for
$2.25 (kids under 5 ride free).
The San Diego Trolley light rail
system stops at points of interest
around San Diego County, including
Fashion Valley Mall, downtown and the
US-Mexico border. Seven days a week,
5 a.m. to midnight, every 15 minutes.
MTS buses cost $2.25 per ride, or
there’s the unlimited bus and trolley day
pass for $5–7.
The 15-minute ferry to Coronado
departs from terminals at Broadway
Pier and the Convention Center. $4.25
each way, kids 3 and under free.
Balboa Park has a free tram to access
the park’s museums and attractions.
Park in the Inspiration Point lot.
Ride back in time on a restored 1946
San Diego Vintage Trolley car that loops
downtown with stops at Santa Fe Depot,
Seaport Village, the Gaslamp and more.
Head up to Solana Beach, Encinitas,
Carlsbad or Oceanside on the Coaster
from downtown, or travel east to west
in North County on the Sprinter.
Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner runs down
the California coast, serving key locations like Santa Barbara, Los Angeles
and Anaheim, and makes two stops
in San Diego. It’s a great option for a
WHAT’S NEW IN SAN DIEGO
Hotel Pendry, set in the heart of the
Gaslamp with three restaurants, three
bars, a rooftop pool and spa
The Legoland Castle Hotel, opening
New Sea World experiences, like a rede
signed orca encounter and summer
evening light shows and entertainment;
the recent groundbreaking of Ocean Explorer, a three-acre attraction with
aquariums, mini submarine rides and interactive displays; and the new
Electric Eel coaster for upside-down views of Mission Bay (2018)
Africa Rocks, a sprawling habitat at the zoo with African penguins, lemurs,
baboons and more, opening summer 2017
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship, returning to San Diego April 15–16
The Extreme Sailing Series off Harbor Island, October 19–22
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