Santa Anita park is more than just horse racing, they offer theme days for the family that are so much fun. The kids get to watch the races and also feast on yummy food and other entertainment. Its a bit pricy for a full family to stay all day but you definitely get your moneys worth. Arrive early to avoid the masses right around race time!
Located just a few miles east of Pasadena, Santa Anita Park is more than just a racetrack. The architecture is art deco, and the cuisine is outstanding. Thoroughbred racing is the main event at the track, but this 320-acre park is relaxing, exquisitely landscaped, and worth the trip. The Seabiscuit tram tour includes riding by Seabiscuit’s barn, looking at the locations where the movie Seabiscuit was filmed in 2003, observing the daily activities of the stable area during training, discovering the receiving barn, and having a “never-before-permitted” look inside the jockeys’ room, the saddling paddock, and more, all with detailed explanations. Tours depart from the tram boarding area across from the receiving barn at 8:30 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. every Saturday and Sunday during racing season only. Free. Family Fun Days (noon to 4:00 P.M.) include free activities in the infield. Call for weekend schedule.