A picturesque town centred around horse racing, Saratoga Springs is a New York gem with a charming downtown area. The town is known for its mineral springs, performing arts venues and Thoroughbred racing.
Things to do in Saratoga Springs
Visit the Saratoga Race Course between late July and early September to enjoy iconic Thoroughbred racing at the pinnacle of the sport. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Hattie’s Restaurant to dine on fried chicken and other Southern dishes.
Spend a day out in nature at Saratoga Spa State Park. Walk around and admire the beautiful spring waters, tour the bathhouse area, shop for produce at the Farmer’s Market or visit the Saratoga Automobile Museum to see historic cars and memorabilia.
For a dose of culture, head to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Tour the interactive displays, test your skills on the racing simulator and view a stunning collection of equine art, trophies and jockeys’ silks.
Stroll through Congress Park for a breath of fresh air. Admire the architecture at the historic Canfield Casino, see the World War I War Memorial and watch ducks swimming in the pond as you enjoy a picnic.
Getting around Saratoga Springs
It’s about a 30-minute drive from Saratoga Springs to Albany International Airport. The easiest way to get around is by car, but the town is also walkable.