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Visit Saratoga Springs, A Must-See Destination In Upstate New York

Although it might sound cliché, Saratoga Springs - a four-season hotspot located between New York's Capital Region and the Adirondack foothills - truly does have something for everyone.

From the world renowned Race Course and Saratoga Performing Arts Center to museums and attractions just for kids, Saratoga can satisfy and entertain families, solo travelers, businesspeople, and even couples on romantic getaways.

What's on your list of must-haves for your next trip? Quality accommodations from modern hotels to historic bed & breakfasts? Check. Award-winning restaurants offering a variety of cuisines at an array of price levels? Got it. Non-stop entertainment in the form of attractions, events, festivals, and live music? We have that too.

Read on to learn more about all Saratoga has to offer, and plan your trip to the Spa City today!

1. Wonderful Places To Stay

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There are few places that can boast as diverse an assortment of accommodations as Saratoga. The greater Saratoga area features modern hotels and resorts, historic Victorian-era inns and B&Bs, cozy cabins and cottages, vacation rentals, and even campgrounds for those who crave outdoor adventure.

Browse our lodging directory to discover your ideal accommodations, then book direct with your chosen property to lock in the best rates!

2. Tantalizing Places To Eat


You're sure to find exactly what you're craving in Saratoga Springs and throughout Saratoga County. From American brewpubs and steakhouses to establishments serving diverse ethnic dishes, you'd be hard-pressed to try every amazing restaurant in just one visit to the area.

In the warmer months, be sure to take advantage of patio dining, a favorite activity of both locals and visitors alike. There are also amazing restaurants on Saratoga Lake that offer tremendous views of the water.

Search our dining directory by your desired type of cuisine to help you narrow down your mouthwatering options.

3. Abundant Things To See & Do

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With so many things to do and such an extensive calendar of local events, it's easy to fill your Saratoga itinerary with fun for everyone.

Love the great outdoors? Saratoga has golf courses, nature trails and preserves, ziplines, chartered fishing trips, skydiving, a vast assortment of snowsports, and so much more. Be sure to visit at least one of the city's mineral springs, too!

Prefer to stay inside? Try museums, art galleries, craft breweries and wineries, bowling alleys, and movie theaters.

Have little ones to entertain? They'll love the variety of kid-friendly attractions Saratoga has to offer, including amusement parks, family farms, and mini-golf courses.

4. Opportunities For Pampering

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It's not truly a vacation if you don't have any opportunities to relax! Luckily, there are plenty such opportunities in Saratoga. The city is known (and named) for its mineral springs and their health benefits, so why not unwind and rejuvenate with a mineral bath in the soothing waters? You can also take advantage of other amazing spa treatments, like massages and facials.

In need of a new look? Saratoga is also home to many high quality salons that would be happy to do your hair, makeup, and nails.

5. Incredible & Varied Shopping

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Shop clothing for men, women & children, home goods, and even pet gifts right in downtown Saratoga Springs. Broadway is lined with one-of-a-kind boutiques and shops you won't find anywhere else. Prefer more mainstream stores? There's a large shopping mall right down the road in Wilton.

6. A Lively Nightlife Scene

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The fun doesn't end in Saratoga when the sun goes down! The city has an incredibly lively nightlife scene with many hopping bars, fun events like trivia and karaoke, and lots of live music. Visiting in winter? There are several cozy bars in the area with fireplaces, warm lighting, and signature winter cocktails you'll have to check out.

Saratoga Springs is located just 45 minutes north of Albany, and less than 4 hours from New York City and Boston. With so much to see and do, you'll want to keep coming back again and again!