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Saratoga Springs Travel
Famous for its popular horse racing track and performing arts center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., also has all of the comforts of a small town. Residents enjoy the laid back pace of bucolic upstate New York while relishing cultural and historic attractions typically found in bustling urban locales. This guide shows you how to enjoy Saratoga Springs travel year-round.
You'd be hard pressed to find a small city with as many unique attractions and options as Saratoga. The famous racetrack is only the tip of the iceberg, as fans of the arts and dance already know. Read on to discover fun things to do in Saratoga Springs.
In the mid-19th century, Saratoga Springs was a spa town that enticed wealthy visitors with mineral springs.
SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) typically hosts three weeks of performances by the New York City Ballet in July, but only two weeks of shows were held this year because of the recession.
This year, the Saratoga Race Track opens for the season on July 29 and closes Sept. 7.
General information ...
Saratoga.com covers all there is to do in Saratoga Springs, including specialized attractions for kids, sports enthusiasts and shoppers. Cultural pursuits and water parks are also featured.
Saratoga Spa State Park
Saratoga Spa State Park is a National Historic Landmark that includes various attractions: SPAC, the National Museum of Dance, the mineral springs and the Lincoln mineral baths, trails and more.
Entertainment venues ...
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Performing Arts Center hosts year-round concerts and performances, including major musical acts and the New York City Ballet.
Museums and historic sites ...
Saratoga Automobile Museum
Saratoga Automobile Museum offers an escape from the modern world with exhibits and events centered on automotive artifacts and antique cars.
Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga National Historical Park features three Revolutionary War-era attractions: the battlefield, Schuyler House and the Saratoga Monument, all located within a seven-mile radius.
Galleries and gardens ...
Beekman Artists is the site of the historic arts district on Beekman Street in Saratoga Springs. Look for information on artists and events, and get directions.
Yaddo Garden Association
Yaddo Garden Association tends to the Yaddo gardens on the grounds of an artists' community in Saratoga Springs. The gardens feature roses and a rock garden, and are open to the public seven days a week.
Charming and anything but overwhelming, Saratoga Springs is an enjoyable city to explore on foot or otherwise. Learn how to make your way from the racetrack to the art galleries and beyond with tips on Saratoga Springs transportation from the sites below.
Traffic picks up in August in Saratoga Springs when the track is in full swing, typically starting around 10 a.m. and lasting until noon, and starting up again between 6 and 7 p.m.
Saratoga is not too large or difficult to navigate on foot once you've reached Broadway (Route 9), the main road from which many attractions and eateries are accessible.
Public transport and driving ...
Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau
Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau provides information on ways to get to and around in Saratoga Springs, including local airports, buses and taxi services.
Frommer's describes Saratoga Springs' user-friendly layout, and has information on visitor trolleys and local car rental services.
Saratoga Springs City Map
Saratoga Springs City Map is a simple tool that displays lodging, restaurants, places of worship, retailers and other attractions and points of interest around the city.
Bikely lists user-suggested bike paths of varying difficulty and scenery throughout Saratoga Springs with maps detailing each route.
Looking for a rental near the racetrack or a cottage away from the center of the city? Find Saratoga Springs hotels that suit your particular vacation needs with the sites in this section.
Apartment and home rentals can sometimes be more affordable than hotels for lengthier stays, and may be closer to the racetrack. Try community sites like Craigslist
for listings in Saratoga Springs and the surrounding area.
HomeAway lists vacation rentals in Saratoga Springs, organized by number of bedrooms or bathrooms, or by property type, such as cottage or condo.
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