Preakness has been one of Thoroughbred racing's most valued Grade 1 races and is an institution in America. The event is held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. As the second jewel of the Triple Crown, it takes place two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and two or three weeks before the Belmont Stakes. This year will mark the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes.
Aside from some of the most exciting horse racing in the country, guests can also enjoy fun experiences such as sunrise tours, an Alibi Breakfast, Armed Forces Day, parties, and more. Purchase your tickets or find out more here.
Just like other prestigious horse racing events, Preakness Stakes also provides a number of on-site amenities to ensure you have a comfortable time. These include restrooms, lost and found, parking, wheelchair accessibility, guest service centers, tours, first aid, WiFi, and more.
Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
If you fancy traveling to this world-famous event in an RV to truly soak up the scenery, then you’ll be pleased to hear that there are a number of RV parks located nearby. If you don’t own an RV, you can rent an RV through RVshare from a destination of your choice.
Here are some of our top picks for RV-accessible accommodation within the vicinity of Pimlico Race Course:
When looking to stay near the Pimlico Race Course, RV camping is the way to go. Not only does it allow you to save additional costs on accommodation such as hotels or Airbnbs, but it also gives you a cozy space to come home to – complete with your own bathroom, fully-stocked kitchen, and comfortable bed.
If you do desire to stay in a hotel whilst attending the 2019 Preakness Stakes, then there are many located within the area. Some of these include:
903 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
700 Aliceanna St.,
Baltimore, MD 21202
See the full list of nearby hotels here.
From Washington D.C:
Take the Balt-Wash Pkwy exit on the left toward Baltimore. Merge onto MD-295-N. Continue onto N Paca St. Turn left onto Md-129/N/McCulloh St. Slight right onto Park Heights Ave.
From York, PA:
Take I-83 S (signs for Baltimore). Take exit 10A-10B for Northern Pkwy. Turn right onto W Northern Pkwy. Turn left onto W Belvedere Ave. Turn right onto Park Heights Ave.
Take I-70 E/US-40 E. Continue to follow I-70E. Take the exit toward I-695N. Take exit 18A for MD-26 E/Liberty Rd toward Lochearn. Turn right onto MD-26 E/Liberty Rd. Continue to follow MD-26E. Turn left onto N Rogers Ave. Turn right onto Park Heights Ave.
Take I95-S. Take exit 64 for I-695 W toward Towson. Merge onto I-695 W. Slight right onto I-83 S (signs for Baltimore). Take exit 10A-10B for Northern Pkwy W. Turn right onto W Northern Pkwy. Turn left onto W Belvedere Ave. Turn right onto Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is approximately 15 miles from Pimlico Race Course. You can then follow driving directions from the airport to the race course.
While the Pimlico Race Course does offer free general parking throughout the year, this does not apply on Preakness day. Instead, various parking packages can be purchased, including reserved parking near the Clubhouse, Valet service, VIP parking, and more. Read additional information or purchase parking here.
You can now purchase tickets to the 2019 Preakness Stakes on the event’s website. Prices vary according to seating, starting at $40 for Facility Admission to $720 for luxury seating.
At RVshare, we love helping people merge their love for fun sporting events with the desire to travel. Staying in an RV for the 2019 Preakness Stakes doesn’t just give you peace of mind, but also allows you to enjoy your travels to Baltimore as you soak up the sights.
Regardless of whether you choose to visit the 2019 Preakness Stakes in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your trip! Send us photos at firstname.lastname@example.org and tag us on social media to share details and tips about your visit. Your adventures could even be featured on our blog or social media!
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Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.