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Make it a Day at the Races!

Looking for fun things to do in Berkeley or the Bay Area?  As northern California’s premier horse racing facility, Golden Gate Fields boasts exciting thoroughbred action Thursday through Sunday which is a sure bet for a good time. 

Conveniently located in Berkeley, California, along the San Francisco Bay off of I-80, Golden Gate Fields has been serving horse racing enthusiasts since 1941, treating its fans to some of the best sights and sounds in the world.  

Fun for all ages, horse racing at Golden Gate Fields is one of the best things to do in Berkeley, California and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Join the thousands of other people who have discovered the exciting horse racing action at Golden Gate Fields and enjoy your next outing at the horse race track.

General Information Line: (510) 559-7300

General:
Off Interstate 80 along the San Francisco Bay in the City of Albany, eight miles from downtown Oakland and 11 miles from San Francisco. Take 'Gilman Street' or 'Buchanan Street' exits to enter the track.

Note: For General Parking, please take Buchanan Street Exit during Live Racing.  For Valet Parking, please take Gilman Street Exit. 
 
Accessibility:

From San Francisco:
- Cross the Bay Bridge toward Oakland
- Continue onto I-80 E
- (For Valet Parking) Take Gilman Street Exit
- (For General Parking) Take Buchanan Street Exit

 
From San Francisco Peninsula:
Using the San Mateo/Hayward Bridge:
- Cross the San Mateo/Hayward Bridge
- Take exit 26B for Interstate 880
- Slight left onto I-880 N
- Merge onto I-80 E
- (For Valet Parking) Take Gilman Street Exit
- (For General Parking) Take Buchanan Street Exit
 
Using the Dumbarton Bridge
- Cross the or Dumbarton Bridge
- Continue onto Decoto Rd
- Take the exit onto I-880 N toward Oakland
- Merge onto I-80 E
- (For Valet Parking) Take Gilman Street Exit
- (For General Parking) Take Buchanan Street Exit
 
From San Jose:
- Take I-880 North
- Merge onto I-80 East
- (For Valet Parking) Take Gilman Street Exit
- (For General Parking) Take Buchanan Street Exit
 
From North Bay/Marin:
- Take 101 South via ramp to San Francisco
- Merge onto I-580 E Richmond/San Rafael Bridge
- Cross the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge
- Continue on I-80 W
- (For General Parking) Take Buchanan Street Exit (Exit on Left Side)
- (For Valet Parking) Take Gilman Street Exit and turn Right at the Stop Sign

Proximity to Airports:
Golden Gate Fields is approximately 10 miles from Oakland International Airport and 25 miles from the San Francisco International Airport.

BART: Bay Area Rapid Transit service from San Francisco, Pittsburg, Richmond and Fremont. Exit at North Berkeley station.  Golden Gate Fields is then just a cab ride away or take the FREE shuttle to the track. BART (510) 465-2271.  

FREE Shuttle Service to the Track: Take the FREE shuttle service to and from Golden Gate Fields.  Service leaves from and returns to the North Berkeley BART Station.  For a schedule click here.

For more information on getting to Golden Gate Fields via Public Transportation please see the Bay Area Transit Info website