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Radisson Hotel Cross Keys Baltimore
5100 Falls Road, Baltimore | Area: Carlyle - Cross Keys
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The Radisson Hotel Cross Keys Baltimore, just 8 minutes' drive from the racecourse.. You won't even have to cross the highway to reach the Cylburn Arboretum and get your dose of nature. Located on 72 wooded acres and just a short drive from both Pimlico and downtown Baltimore, this location is the perfect retreat with easy access to all of the sport and culture you crave.
2.7 miles from Pimlico Race Course
v7 mins driving Uber from $6-9
Editor Pick : Top Rated Hotel
Top Rated Hotel near Pimlico Race Course
Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast
637 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore
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This well-appointed bed and breakfast is the perfect fit for those who want to stay a short walk from the Inner Harbor and the many other ideal downtown attractions. The décor will make you feel like you've travelled back in time, while the amenities will anchor you very much in this century.
5.9 miles from Pimlico Race Course
v18 mins driving Uber from $10-13
REVIEW SCORE4.8 - Exceptional
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Alternative Hotel near Pimlico Race Course
Residence Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor
17 Light Street, Baltimore
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The Residence Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor is an excellent affordable pick with a central location. With free breakfasts, and both studios and suites available for extended stay, you'll have all of the features of home without any of the hard work.
7.9 miles from Pimlico Race Course
v15 mins driving Uber from $12-16
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Hotels near Pimlico Race Course - Radisson Hotel Cross Keys Baltimore

Radisson Hotel Cross Keys Baltimore

5100 Falls Road, Baltimore | Area: Carlyle - Cross Keys (Map)
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lVery Good
v 2.7 miles from Pimlico Race Course ( 7 mins )
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Wonderful, 4.54 Based on 229 Reviews
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Pimlico Race Course Hotels - Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown

Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown

24 West Franklin Street, Baltimore (Map)
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lWonderful
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v 5.4 miles from Pimlico Race Course ( 16 mins )
Uber from $10-15
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Okay, 2.9 Based on 43 Reviews
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Red Roof Inn Baltimore

Red Roof Inn Baltimore

5810 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore (Map)
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lOkay
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v 1.5 miles from Pimlico Race Course ( 5 mins )
Uber from $5-6
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Fair, 2.6 Based on 25 Reviews
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Econo Lodge Near Pimlico Racetrack

Econo Lodge Near Pimlico Racetrack

4200 Primrose Avenue, Baltimore (Map)
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lFair
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v 1.4 miles from Pimlico Race Course ( 6 mins )
Uber from $5-7
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Wonderful, 4.59 Based on 406 Reviews
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Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

550 Light Street, Baltimore (Map)
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lWonderful
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v 8.2 miles from Pimlico Race Course ( 16 mins )
Uber from $12-17
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Very Good, 4.15 Based on 175 Reviews
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Hotel Brexton

Hotel Brexton

868 Park Avenue, Baltimore (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 6.7 miles from Pimlico Race Course ( 13 mins )
Uber from $10-15
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Excellent, 4.35 Based on 229 Reviews
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Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Harbor

Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Harbor

101 President Street, Baltimore | Area: Downtown - Inner Harbor (Map)
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lExcellent
v 7.7 miles from Pimlico Race Course ( 13 mins )
Uber from $11-15
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Very Good, 4.05 Based on 326 Reviews
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Holiday Inn Inner Harbor

Holiday Inn Inner Harbor

301 West Lombard Street, Baltimore (Map)
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lVery Good
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v 8.2 miles from Pimlico Race Course ( 17 mins )
Uber from $12-17
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Excellent, 4.3 Based on 44 Reviews
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Mt. Washington Conference Center

Mt. Washington Conference Center

5801 Smith Avenue, Baltimore (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 2.4 miles from Pimlico Race Course ( 7 mins )
Uber from $5-7
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Excellent, 4.25 Based on 223 Reviews
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Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown Inner Harbor

Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown Inner Harbor

301 Fallsway, Baltimore (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 7.7 miles from Pimlico Race Course ( 13 mins )
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Excellent, 4.38 Based on 24 Reviews
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Doubletree By Hilton Baltimore North/Pikesville

Doubletree By Hilton Baltimore North/Pikesville

1726 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 4.4 miles from Pimlico Race Course ( 14 mins )
Uber from $8-11
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Excellent, 4.29 Based on 220 Reviews
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Lord Baltimore Hotel

Lord Baltimore Hotel

20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 7.9 miles from Pimlico Race Course ( 15 mins )
Uber from $11-16
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What's the surrounding area like?

Pimlico is located on the outskirts of Baltimore. You won't find much nearby in the way of restaurants and bars, but you will find the beautiful Cylburn Arboretum, which is especially beautiful during the autumn.

How can I spend the day in Baltimore before heading to a concert?

Well, unless you want to get up at the break of dawn, chances are you'll have to head to the track before you can do much in the city. But afterwards or the day before, Baltimore is bursting with things to do.

The Inner Harbor

You'll find a wealth of attractions at the Inner Harbor, around 20 minutes from the racecourse by car. Here you can take a cruise, visit the Maryland Science Center (one of the oldest in the country) and a host of other world class museums, take a walk through the National Aquarium, or hop aboard the 19th century warship USS Constellation. If eating can be considered an activity, there are loads of great restaurants here, particularly of the seafood derivation.

Fort McHenry National Monument

Come see the fort that was the inspiration for the Star Spangled Banner. Climb over the ramparts and imbibe history galore as you explore this national treasure.

Edgar Allen Poe House

Whether his work terrifies or electrifies you, the Edgar Allen Poe House is an excellent glimpse not only into the life of the great writer but also into the birth of American literature as a burgeoning institution. Browse the photo exhibit or stop by for lectures and events.

American Visionary Art Museum

Located in the Federal Hill neighbourhood, the American Visionary Art Museum features outsider art, from upcycled sculptures to giant whirligigs. Because there are guest rather than permanent curators, exhibitions are constantly changing, so you're always in for a treat.

Where are the best places to eat and drink near Pimlico?

There's not a whole ton near the racecourse itself, so we've selected one great restaurant nearby, one on the way, and one in downtown Baltimore to give you a few options.

Park Heights West Indian Flavour

Taste the many flavours of the Caribbean in this charming hole in the water. With jerk chicken, roti, and yes, even oxtail on the menu, you'll feel like you've travelled to another land. In reality, you'll be just around the corner from the track in Park Heights, a mere 3-minute drive from your destination.

Union Craft Brewing Company

Located just off of Highway 83, the Union Craft Brewing Company is midway between downtown and Pimlico. But convenience is only one feature it has to offer - with a full selection of domestic, foreign, and craft beers on tap, and a taproom to explore, this is a great place to grab a drink and unwind after the races.

Bookmaker's Cocktail Club

Still a relative newcomer on the scene, Bookmaker's Cocktail Club was quick to make Baltimore Magazine's 2015 list of the best restaurants in Baltimore. Featuring dishes like BBQ lentils with pumpkin chèvre toast, every classic here comes with its own twist. Truly a dining experience that's not to be missed. 20 minutes' drive from the racecourse.

Any other important information visitors should know?

If you're not familiar with horse racing culture, Pimlico provides an excellent guide, where you can brush up betting norms and learn such phrases as, "lug" and "cuppy." And don't forget your feathered hat!

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What's the best way to get to Pimlico Race Course?

Local buses numbers 27, 91, 44 and 54 via Park Heights Avenue all stop near the track. Alternatively, you could take the Metro Subway to the Rogers Avenue Station, or the Light Rail or MARC train to the Cold Spring Lane Stop, and then head to Pimlico via the shuttle buses.

Is there any parking?

There are 12 parking lots with 7,522 spaces on offer at a cost of $2 for self-park and $3 for valet. However, everything changes on Preakness Day, with prices ranging from $20 to $475 - yep, you read that right - for VIP parking. Check out the Preakness website to book early.

What kind of food and drink can visitors expect?

Pimlico offers upscale dining in reserved rooms and restaurants as well as general concessions. Menus differ on Preakness day as opposed to other times of the year. In the restaurants and reserved rooms, you will find continental breakfasts, salads, and steaks, among many other options. Draft beers, wine and liquor are available throughout the venue, and you'll find food trucks and vendors in the infield.

Does the venue have WiFi?

WiFi is available both inside and outside the venue.

What time do doors normally open?

Gates open at 9:30 AM on Black-Eyed Susan Day. On Preakness Day, the gates open at 8AM for the Infield and the Facility, and 10AM for the Village, Turfside Terrace, and Clubhouse Turn Reserved.

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Pimlico Race Course is #82 of 213 things to do in Baltimore

2 of 5 stars2 out of 5
By: Snoopdoogydog
Sun 21 Aug, 2016
l The whole inside area was very outdated and badly maintained. The track was in a sketchy area that made me nervous to drive through. The only plus is that the employees were pretty nice and there was...

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4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: EDDIE A, Baltimore, United States
Tue 16 Aug, 2016
l If you like racing and you can get to Pimlico, then go. A historic track, home to the Preakness. There are other dates for live racing. The track does need a little work but if you're winning...

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4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: wingslogo84, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Thu 16 Jun, 2016
l My first reaction was pure shock as this race course looked like any county fairgrounds in the south. It is very old, worn down. However, even in the rain we enjoyed our very first Preakness...

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