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Map of The Greenbrier and Charles Town Races in West Virginia
Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Greenbrier

GETTING THERE

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White Sulphur Springs is about 250 miles from Washington. Take I-66 west to I-81 south to I-64 west. In West Virginia, take Exit 181 and turn right.

WHERE TO STAY

The Greenbrier

300 W. Main St.

800-453-4858

http://www.greenbrier.com

You can't play here if you don't stay here (or don't belong to a Greenbriar club). It's not cheap: Standard rooms start at $259 on a weeknight, plus a $20 resort fee per person, per room and per night.

WHERE TO EAT

The Greenbrier has no shortage of fine dining: the steakhouse Prime 44 West (filet mignon, $50), Sam Snead's (salmon, $35) and the hotel's Main Dining Room (breakfast buffet, $23). Cheaper options include In-Fusion, a pan-Asian restaurant in the casino (where $6 gets you a lot of veggie tempura), and Draper's Cafe (with $16 cheeseburgers).

CASINO CLUB

Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m. Poker starts at 7 p.m.

Charles Town Races

GETTING THERE

Charles Town is about 70 miles northwest of Washington. Take I-270 north to I-70 west to US-340 west. The racetrack is right off the highway.

WHERE TO STAY

Inn at Charles Town

51 Flowing Springs Rd.

304-885-5800

http://www.hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com

Standard rooms (called "King's Suites") at the 153-room property start at $109 on a weekday.

WHERE TO EAT

Unless you're vegan, you're likely to find something that appeals at Hollywood's Epic Buffet ($12.99 for breakfast, $16.99 for dinner). The Food Court offers cheaper grab-and-go options, but check out the Mountain View Diner across the street from the racetrack. If you're not diabetic or a heart-attack risk, don't miss the peach cobbler cheesecake ($4.25 per slice).

WHERE TO GAMBLE

Hollywood Casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The poker room is open Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., and Friday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 a.m. Horse races are held Thursday through Sunday. Post time is 7:15 p.m., except for Sundays, when it's 1 p.m.

-- J.M.


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