What to do When Attending the Breeders’ Cup®!

By Darragh Farrelly October 13, 2016

The Breeders’ Cup is right around the corner! With this festival of horse racing kicking off November 4th at Santa Anita Park, now is the perfect time to start planning out your trip to Arcadia, California. Nestled behind the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, you will go a long way to find a more beautiful race track. Located just 13-miles outside of the entertainment capital of the world and tourism hub Los Angeles, Arcadia is a burgeoning epicenter for all-things Californian.

Things to Do

Arcadia’s biggest attraction is the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Opened in 1947, this arboretum is located directly across the street from San Anita Park! This is a must-see for nature lovers and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the whole of the City of Angels.

The perfect way to end a day of exciting racing at the Breeders’ Cup, the Arcadia Blues Club, located just five minutes away from the race track. Known for its unique sound, rock the night away with one of America’s top house bands. For lovers of the blues, this is the place for you.

If you’re feeling adventurous, take a trip further afield to downtown LA. Approximately 35 minutes from the race track, the list of things to do in Los Angeles is endless. Take a walking tour of Los Angeles, explore all of its idyllic intricacies – historic theaters and art deco to its picturesque skylines. The venter of the nation’s film and television industry, take a stroll down the Walk of Fame.



Aptly named, The Derby (233 East Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006, two miles from the track) is the ideal spot to re-fuel after a day of watching the world’s best thoroughbreds go head-to-head. An old-school diner that’s reputation has been vindicated on continued delivery of exemplary service, the steaks are prepared and served to perfection.

The Soup Plantation (301 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006, just under three miles from the track) is Arcadia’s best salad bar. Offering the best American-eats, all delivered from scratch, this buffet-style setting is family-orientated and renowned among locals for cleanliness and unique desserts.

Zelo Pizzeria (328 E Foothill Blvd, Arcadia, CA, 91006, 2½ miles from the track) is quite simply unique in its preparation and presentation. Their signature cornmeal-based crust is a must-try for first timers! Coupled with the deep-dish style pizza and rotating daily specials presented in artisan fashion make this the best pizza joint in town.

Book Your Spot Today!

With just three weeks to go until the Breeders’ Cup®, the start of this season-ending event is fast approaching. Regarded widely as the ultimate test of a thoroughbreds’ credentials, the Breeders’ Cup® is simply an unmissable event! If you haven’t booked your spot for Santa Anita Park just yet, strike while the iron is hot as we have a limited number of ticket packages still available. Coupled with our unique hospitality and VIP Fast Access, make this a truly unforgettable experience by booking your spot today.


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