Typically, the desire to get dressed up for a night on the town usually comes with a heavy price tag. But that's not the case at the local racetrack, because when the horses hit the dirt on Sundays, Golden Gate Fields opens its doors for Dollar Days. Grab the three-piece white suits and flying-saucer-size hats and pretend that you've descended on the Kentucky Derby. There may not be mint juleps and box seats, but if you use your imagination, the $1 beers and bleachers can be nice stand-ins. Parking, admission, programs, hot dogs, snacks, and sodas are just a buck each so you can laze away a whole day playing make believe without spending more than $5. Place a couple of small bets and with a bit of luck you could even find yourself at the real Kentucky Derby next year.
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