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 limits, adjust to suit your family and schedule.

Museum

close up of a child painting

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 kids run their own grocery store, be a bank teller, even experience a 1950s diner. Science, history, arts, and community are all represented in a fun and educational format.

Downtown Fun

a street in downtown Saratoga with benches

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!

History Tour

a reenactment of the Battle of SaratogaPhoto provided by Eric Schnitzer

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 to be one of the 15 most decisive battles in world history, the Battle of Saratoga is commemorated here. There's a visitors center, a driving tour, a monument, and a restored General's home. And, there are often activities and events going on geared towards kids.

Congress Park Carousel

little boy riding the carousel

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

A Day At The Beach

view of the water at Browns Beach with a white lifeguard chair to the left and two brown Adirondack chairs in front

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.

Cool Off in the Pool

kid with life vest having fun in pool

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

parents and their daughter posing in a park, the dad is blowing bubbles

Looking for more tips? Vacationing with the family doesn't have to 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.

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