Saratoga Springs Day Trips: Explore Upstate NY!

Set out on a few Saratoga Springs day trips, and explore Upstate NY a day at a time!

Taking just a short trip from Saratoga Springs promises new sights and sounds, outdoor fun and adventure! The Spa City is centrally located in a region of Upstate NY that boasts easy access to areas of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, and thriving centers of art, culture, and history. Explore all Upstate NY has to offer with these great day trip suggestions!

  • Lake George

    Just a short 25-mile drive north of Saratoga Springs is the scenic wonder of Lake George, the "Queen of American Lakes". Take a cruise, spend the day swimming, skiing, parasailing or enjoy an island picnic, as well as extensive shopping, museums, and more. Lake George is a popular summer hot spot of the region.

  • Adirondacks

    If you're a true outdoor enthusiast, experience the ultimate in thrilling outdoor recreation in the nearby Adirondack Mountains another short trip from Saratoga Springs. Beginning just ten miles north of Saratoga, the Adirondacks stretch over six million acres - a stunning natural playground of hiking trails, ponds, lakes and amazing scenic views.

  • Lake Luzerne

    While in the Adirondacks, discover the cozy village of Lake Luzerne on the banks of the Hudson River, where you can spend the day water tubing, whitewater rafting and horseback riding. Plus, enjoy luxurious inns and great restaurants.

  • Bolton Landing

    Spend a memorable day in Bolton Landing, a picturesque village on the shores of Lake George just forty-five minutes north of Saratoga Springs. Explore an array of water sports, spectacular views of the Adirondacks as well as superb shopping, dining and lodging.

  • NYC

    The Big Apple is closer to Saratoga Springs than you might think, and taking a day trip to this fabulous tourist destination might be just what the doctor ordered.

  • Clifton Park

    Come visit Clifton Park, only 20 minutes away from Saratoga Springs a perfect day trip adventure! Explore our trails, shopping, delicious food and much more!

  • Ballston Spa

    Take a very short day trip from Saratoga Springs. Browse the charming village of Ballston Spa! Located just three miles south of the Spa City, Ballston Spa is brimming with quaint shops, friendly restaurants and rich history.

  • Greenwich

    Visit the pastoral birthplace of Grandma Moses! Nearby Greenwich, is a peaceful region filled with natural beauty and outdoor activity. Tour the beautiful countryside, visit the shops and restaurants or spend an eventful day fishing in the Battenkill.

  • South Glens Falls

    Head a few miles north of Saratoga Springs and discover the charm of South Glens Falls! Visit the popular Cooper's Cave, made famous by James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Last of the Mohicans as well as great local restaurants, unique shops and more.

  • Schenectady

    Another great Saratoga Springs day trip for dining and entertainment, the City of Schenectady lies thirty miles south. Home to the regionally acclaimed Proctor's Theater and prestigious Union College, you'll also find great restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

Want more ideas for fun in Saratoga? Find a Saratoga itinerary with lots of suggestions and tips for Saratoga Springs day trips. Also, be sure to check our Saratoga Events Calendar for all types of special events happening in and around the area!