Ultimate Local's Guide to Saratoga Springs

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  • Arts & Culture

  • Boutique Travel

  • New York

  • Local Culture

  • Local Food

  • Sightseeing

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Curator’s statement

Saratoga Springs is fondly referred to as both "The Summer Place to Be" and "Disney World for Adults" and we're not surprised! Nestled at the foothills of the Adirondacks just three hours North of NYC, Saratoga is an idyllic small town with a bustling main street, world class sporting and arts venues, great dining and outdoor activities, all while oozing history.

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Things to do in Saratoga Springs

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Visit the Roosevelt Baths

A wellness retreat featuring Saratoga's famous waters, the baths opened in 1935 and provide a relaxing reprieve throughout the year.

Saratoga Racetrace

Reportedly the oldest continuously operating sporting venue in the U.S., the racetrack beckons hundreds of thousands of visitors during it's 8-week summer meet. With world-class racing in the heart of the town, it's a sought-after place to be in the summer.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Located in Saratoga Spa State Park, SPAC is the summer home to the NYC Ballet and Philadelphia Orchestra and hosts amazing concerts and shows throughout the summer season from the famous 2-night Dave Matthews Band show to Luke Bryant.

Hiking & Boating

Just 25 minutes North you can enjoy the wonders of the Adirondack Mountains.

Day Trips

Take a day trip up to Lake George! Stroll the main street, take a boat out on the gorgeous lake and have lunch at the Sagamore Hotel overlooking the water.

Need to Know

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