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Find Family-Friendly Fun in the Saratoga Region

It's not just for racing - Saratoga Springs 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.

Experience a Day at the Beach

people on a sandy beachNote: This photo was taken prior to 2020 and does not reflect current social distancing requirements

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 Saratoga Gelato for ice cream!

Cool Off in the Pool

peerless pool and swimmersNote: This photo was taken prior to 2020 and does not reflect current social distancing requirements

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!

Take a Stroll Through Downtown 'Toga

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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!

Discover Saratoga's Rich History

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Editor's Note (11/23/2020): Due to projects interrupted by COVID-19, the Visitor Center remains closed until projects are completed. Historic facilities in the park also remain closed: Schuyler House, Saratoga Monument, and Neilson House.

Visit the Saratoga National Historical 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.

Enjoy Interactive Learning at the Children's Museum at Saratoga

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Editor's Note: As of September 18, 2020, the Children's Museum is closed, but they are offering virtual and outdoor events.

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, and even experience a 1950s diner. Science, history, arts, and community are all represented in a fun and educational format.

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Ride on the Congress Park Carousel

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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!

Go Vacationing with the Family

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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.

Check out the events calendar for kids events going on »

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