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Address: 1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, CA 94710
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+1 510-559-7300
10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Golden Gate Fields is Northern California’s premier destination for horse...

Golden Gate Fields is Northern California’s premier destination for horse racing. Located right along the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, fans are treated to some of the best sights and sounds in the world. Come experience the heart and hoof pounding action of live horse racing today.

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Not fancy, but fun!

Good old-school fun. My husband was skeptical, doesn't like horses and doesn't like to bet. At the end of the day he told me to come again. We went there on a Saturday afternoon... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Nadja V
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather is almost ideal, it's a short ride from berkeley or emeryville, the races start at around noon, there hardley any crowding,drive over the top of the main parking to the South parking its a dollar, entrance a dollar, hotdogs,,8 oz. Beers/soda you guessed it...$1. You can sit right on the finish line almost every time. Getting is cheap,... More 

Thank Jake G
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a great racetrack for anyone who enjoys flat racing. Quality racing at a reasonable price and even a courtesy shuttle bus for train travellers to the track. Plenty of places to sit down, have a drink and a bite to eat, and large, seated grandstands, all offering great views of the racing. This is probably one of the friendliest... More 

Thank carrie47267
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Good old-school fun. My husband was skeptical, doesn't like horses and doesn't like to bet. At the end of the day he told me to come again. We went there on a Saturday afternoon. It wasn't crowded and the staff had enough time and patience to explain us the rules. We won 3 times! Watching the races became very exciting... More 

Thank Nadja V
Singapore, Singapore
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129 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We spent a Sunday afternoon at Golden Gate Fields. It was a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather. We were fortunate it's a Sunday as many things go for a dollar, including: - The Program - Beer - Mimosa (sometimes they allow you to get sparkling wine) - Hot Dogs For those who don't just want hotdogs, there are... More 

Thank Dawn L
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408 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice diversion for individuals or groups. The excitement of horse racing. Bet a little and you might get lucky! The views from here around the Bay area spectacular!. Go on dollar days, usually on Sunday, for Hot Dogs, etc. The restaurant is actually quite good, plus you have great higher-up views of the track.

Thank albebuc
Truckee, California
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362 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Great for a day out when they have their $1 Sunday's. Admission, hot dogs, beer. Even if you're not a horse racing enthusiast, you will enjoy it.

Thank sharon33191
Grass Valley, California
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have only visited Golden Gate Fields on Dollar Sundays a few years back. When I would go with friends we would always have a good time. You can get dollar hotdogs, sodas, or beers. How can you beat that?

Thank Gabriel V
Martinez, California
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

We always go to park on top behind the venue,it's 8 bucks, but what view of the bay and the golden gate bridge ,also it cost 8 buck to get in that buy's you a complete racing program for that day and you can set any were in the venue.It's so much fun to win I love it!

Thank GaryRidenour
Walnut Creek, California
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We went with an event for a charity. The valet parking, admission and buffet lunch were included in the price of our ticket, with a modest donation additionally being given to the charity. Parking was a breeze, admission quick and available through an elevator or stairs, seating in turf room nice, tho pretty close quarters! Since last here they have... More 

1 Thank June K
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Parking, gorgeous views abound, oh and then there are the horses. Beautiful to watch. Slow fun day and you can come back and walk the Albany Bulb. You might win a few dollars...lilkely not. Bring a ht and warm jacket as the fog can come in. Go alone with friends. All good.

Thank ebmillskimball

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