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Your Derby Day Trifecta: The Kentucky Derby May Be Running a Continent Away, but Its Traditions Inspire Parties Right Here in the Bay Area

Magazine article Sunset

Your Derby Day Trifecta: The Kentucky Derby May Be Running a Continent Away, but Its Traditions Inspire Parties Right Here in the Bay Area

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BIG SUR

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Can't handle another hissing air mattress this summer? The new Adventure Tents at Fernwood Resort let you spend the night in a queen-size bed with a cozy comforter. Pitched creekside beneath the redwoods near Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, the tents come with wood-burning stoves and electricity, so you can read awhile before drifting off. $100; fernwoodbigsur.com; for more camping, see page 66.

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1 | MAIN EVENT

On May 5, crowds flood Golden Gate Fields to watch thoroughbreds pounding down the track against the backdrop of the Berkeley Hills. Between races, they'll broadcast the greatest two minutes in sports. Find a TV or bask in the sun for the play-by-play, but don't leave before the hat contest. 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5; from $6; goldengatefields.com

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2 | CELEBRATORY TOAST

Spend your winnings on (or drown your sorrows in) good bourbon. Uptown Oakland's swank Pica mixes a no-nonsense mint julep, and their deep collection of rare bourbons enlivens frosty Old-Fashioneds and girly Southern Peach Squeezes. …

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