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Saratoga Travel Tips - Traveling With Kids

Make your next family trip fun and relaxing!

four smiling kidsTraveling with kids doesn't have to be stressful - follow these tips to simplify your next family trip:

Bring a Map

Even though you're likely using a GPS, bringing an old fashioned map is a great way to show kids the route so they can feel involved and follow along. This will keep even the little ones occupied, and could potentially eliminate the age-old question "Are we there yet?" from your child's vocabulary!

Book a Kid-friendly Hotel

Before booking your reservation at one of the hotels, ask the concierge if they offer any kid services. Some hotels, motels, and resorts offer kid-friendly meals, amenities, or services like day care, children's games, and scheduled activities.

Settle In

Consider a vacation rental. This type of lodging allows children to have their own space to spread out. Plus, you can make more meals at home, allowing you to eat in more often and save money.

Fun Things To Do With Kids In Saratoga

Park: Head to the Saratoga Spa State Park for plenty of places to picnic, or some of the pavillions even offer play ground areas.

Pools: If you come to Saratoga in the summer, there are some pools in the park that the kids will enjoy, including the Victoria Pool and the Peerless Pool.

Horses: Are your children horse lovers? If you're making a stop to the Saratoga Racetrack with the kids, consider sitting near the Paddock. Kids love to watch the horses go by!

Food: During the warmer months, consider eating outdoors. Many Saratoga restaurants offer outdoor seating - your kids will love to watch the people walk by and be among all the excitement.

Dessert: There are plenty of places for the kids to get ice cream in Saratoga!

Carousel: Make sure to stop by Congress Park - children will love taking a picnic at the park, feeding the ducks, seeing the "Spit" and "Spat" fountains, and most of all, riding the Carousel!

Museums: Enjoy interactive exhibits, and kid-friendly workshops at The Children's Museum at Saratoga.

Day Trip: Take a day trip to Lake George. Spend the day at The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, or check out local spots for minigolfing, go-karts, arcades, and more - fun for both kids, and kids at heart.

In the Fall: Coming to Saratoga in the fall? Make a stop at an apple orchard or pumpkin patch - or find spots for fall foliage.

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