Family Fun In Saratoga Springs

It's not just for racing - Saratoga is a great family destination! When you are visiting Saratoga with kids in tow, these itinerary ideas will make it easy to keep them busy in this wonderful city. Depending upon your children's ages and energy limit, adjust to suit your schedule.

Downtown Fun

Saratoga Horse Statue

Get to know Downtown Saratoga Springs: take a leisurely stroll down Broadway, where you can find wonderful ice cream shops, a toy store, and a bookstore perfect for browsing with little ones. They'll love the famous Saratoga horse sculptures scattered around!


Children's Activities

The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is perfect for the little ones in your family ages seven and under - it’s a delight in exploration! Interactive exhibits let children run their own grocery store, be a bank teller, even experience a 1950’s Saratoga diner. Science, history, arts, and community are all represented in a fun and educational format.

History Tour

Battle Of Saratoga

Visit the Saratoga National Historic Park. When the teacher asks your child what he or she did over summer vacation, your kid will be ready! Considered one of the fifteen most decisive battles in world history, the Battle of Saratoga is commemorated here. There's a visitor center, a driving tour, a monument, and a restored General's home. And there are often activities and events going on geared toward kids.

Congress Park

Carousel In Congress Park

The Congress Park Carousel was carved in 1910 - anyone who loves antique carousels knows this rare Marcus Illions is a gem! There are 28 beautiful horses with real horsehair tails, making this a magical experience for little ones. While you're at Congress Park riding the horses, plan a day of it. Pack a picnic lunch, tour the gardens, and watch for butterflies and hummingbirds!

A Day At The Beach

Brown's Beach in Saratoga

Brown's Beach on Saratoga Lake offers a day of relaxation and fun for kids and adults! Pick up a few floats, beach toys, and swimmies at the store, and the kids will stay entertained all afternoon. After the beach, head to the Circus Cafe on Broadway for a fun dinner and dessert.

Saratoga Spa State Park & Pools

Saratoga Pools

Take a splash in the Peerless Pool on a hot afternoon. The pool has a zero-depth entrance where the youngest can splash and play, as well as a baby pool with a mushroom-shaped fountain. Check out the walking and hiking trails in the park before you leave, they're easy and perfect for kids.

Vacationing with the Family

close up of three kids looking at camera

Looking for more tips? Vacationing with the family doesn't have be an excruciating experience. Check out our suggestions for planning ahead, booking a kid-friendly hotel or vacation rental, what to do with the kids when you get here, and even how to keep the memories alive once you get back home.

For more great ideas for things to do with your kids in Saratoga, keep an eye on our events calendar.

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