Spas, Health, Relaxation
It was our naturally flowing, carbonated springs that over a century ago first brought visitors here in droves. This included the rich and famous who wanted to ‘take the cure’ in the healing waters. Today, you can too. Guided and self-guided tours are available. View more info.
Outdoor Enthusiasts' Paradise
Our lakes and rivers, as well as our state's canal system, offer extraordinary opportunities for fishing, sailing, kayaking, rowing, swimming and boating. The Adirondack mountains and trails offer lots of hiking, biking, and climbing! And our parks and gardens are a walker's and picnicker's paradise. View more info.
Saratoga Race Course
The oldest, continually operating horse track in the country has been attracting famous and infamous high rollers since the late 1800's. It also continues to attract the country’s biggest names in racing. In 2015, the Summer at Saratoga Race Meet will take place from July 24th to September 7th. View more info.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season, this world-class outdoor amphitheater serves as the summer home of the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Live Nation concerts. SPAC is also home of the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in the Spa Little Theatre. View more info.
We’re home to many national, state and local museums. You can even hike, bike or drive the beautiful Saratoga National Historical Park, where the Turning Point of the American Revolution occurred during The Battles of Saratoga. Or include a visit to Grant Cottage, where Ulysses S. Grant wrote his memoirs. View more info.
A stroll down Broadway in Saratoga Springs will take you back in time, as you admire the grand historic structures with beautifully preserved ornate architectural details. Dozens of the majestic homes and buildings in the downtown are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Landmarks. View more info.
You won’t go hungry in Saratoga with over 100 restaurants to choose from across the county. Offering mouth-watering fare and fine wines and craft beers to please every palette with endless options and cuisine from around the globe. Choose from Thai to Italian, German to American, Indian to Irish, French to Mexican, steakhouse to vegetarian, pizza to ice cream and so much more. Our award-winning eateries will suite for any occasion with delis, fining dining, pubs, coffeehouses, bakeries, wine bars, jazz lounges, tea houses and bars. Saratoga has it all.
Saratoga’s own Chef Jasper Alexander from Hattie’s Restaurant beat Bobby Flay in his Fried Chicken Throwdown. Several Saratoga favorites have received Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence, including Chianti II Ristorante, Longfellows, The Olde Bryan Inn, Prime at Saratoga National, Sperry's, Wheatfields, and The Wine Bar. Your meal is always enjoyable with many establishments offering year-round entertainment, especially on those hot summer nights when outdoor patios and rooftop terraces come alive with music. All of this lends itself to an unbeatable atmosphere and ambience for some of the best nightlife around and a not-to-be-missed dining experience.
Plus, Saratoga is home to food events and festivals throughout the year, including Saratoga Restaurant Week, Chowderfest, BBQ and Dessert Fest during the All-American Celebration and Saratoga Wine & Food Festival.
Hit the links at one of Saratoga’s award-winning golf courses. Visitors will find golf for all ages and abilities from the fun Par 29 in the Spa State Park to the challenging and breathtaking Saratoga National Golf Club, the unique air strip at Airway Meadows to the secluded, hilly terrain at Saratoga Lake. Golfers will love to tee off in Saratoga.
Saratoga's landscape also lends itself to bountiful outdoor recreation for all skill levels. With thousands of acres in National, State and local parks and preserved lands, as well as multi-purpose and nature trails, there are miles of terrain to concur on foot or by bike. Saratoga National Historical Park (SNHP) has over 4 miles of hiking trails through the rolling battlefield and countryside, plus a 10-mile tour road with bike access that adds to a fun road ride loop from downtown. Saratoga PLAN is a nonprofit land trust that focuses on preserving land and nature throughout Saratoga County and connecting people to the great outdoors through an extensive trail system and 12 public nature preserves. Saratoga offers both road and mountain biking for every outdoor enthusiast with designated bike routes throughout the county, along waterways, over rolling countryside and by scenic farmland.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:05 AM
Live racing resumes at Saratoga Casino Hotel, racing 4 days a week through the end of the 2016 season, which is set to conclude on December 18.