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20 Things To Do In Saratoga Under $20

From food and drink specials to kids activities to museums we've got your budget-friendly activities covered right here, with 20 things to do for less than $20.

1: Creative Sparks Ceramic Studio

display of mugs and ceramics

Paint a plate, mug, figurine - the options are endless at Creative Sparks Ceramics Studo! The studio fee is $8 per painter, plus the cost of the piece (most are under $15). On Thursdays from 6pm to 9pm the cost is $6 instead of $8!

2: Country Corner Cafe

plated Western omelette

Start your day off right at Country Corner Cafe. With affordable and delicious breakfast and lunch options, it's just a short walk to downtown to embark on the rest of your day. Both breakfast and lunch prices run from about $4.50 and $9.00.

3: Peabody's on Tuesdays

people enjoying beer and food on the outside deck of Peabody's

Peabody's offers a wide selection of entrees and they have $1 tacos and drink specials every Tuesday.

4: Saratoga Farmer's Market

multiple baskets of colorful cherry tomatoes on display

The local farmer's market is free to attend! Admittedly, you might be enticed to spend more than $20 on the locally grown vegetables and fruits, organic meat and cheese, handmade crafts, and specialty prepared foods and baked goods.

5: National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

three horses racing on a track

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame recognizes infamous thoroughbreds for their outstanding performance on the track. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, $5 for senior citizens, and free for children under five; members are also free.

6: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

outside, nighttime shot of the front of the art gallery

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery presents exhibitions and programs that explore areas of study through visual arts. Although admission is free, a small donation is suggested to view these beautiful pieces of art! Suggested donations are $5 for adults, $3 for children over 12, and $2 for seniors.

7. Saratoga Mini Golf

a lighthouse at one of the holes

Mini golf is always a great pastime for a date night or to bring the kids. Saratoga Mini Golf has an $8.50 admission price, with $6.50 for kids 10 to 17. Children under 5 are $5, but you can be refunded if they use a plastic club and return it undamaged.

8. Eagle Mills Cider Mill & Family Fun Park

kids digging in sand

Fun an inexpensive activities for kids await at Eagle Mills Cider Mill & Family Fun Park! The Family Fun Park is $10 per person with children under 2 free, the Fossil Dig is $10 per person, the Mine for Gem Stones is just $7 or $9 for the bag of gems, or you can ride the Eagle Mills Express Train for just $3 per person.

9. Olde Saratoga Brewing Company

two men stand ebehind a booth of beers

Head on down to the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company - they offer tastings of 6 beers for $5 in the tasting room, and you can take a tour for free!

10: Druthers on Tuesdays

plated chicken wings drizzled with sauce and coleslaw to the side

Enjoy $3 draft pints every Tuesday at Druthers! They have an outdoor terrace seating with glass rock fire pits, and there's often live music.

11: Yaddo Gardens

artsy shot of walkway in the gardens

Praised as one of the most beautiful destinations in Saratoga, take a journey through the enchanting gardens at Yaddo, which features a rose garden and a rock garden. Admission is free, and Yaddo is open 8am to dusk seven days a week.

12: Max London's on Wednesdays

three different pizzas

On Wednesdays, Max London's offers their wood fired pizza for only $9! With delicious ingredients sourced from local farms you can't go wrong. (This deal is not offered during track season.)

13: Saratoga Automobile Museum

a classic car driving down the street

The Saratoga Automobile Museum hosts specialty car shows and various exhibits that demonstrate some of the most beautiful cars in the world. Admission is free for members, $8.50 for adults, $6 for students, $6 for seniors, and $4 for children ages 6-16.

14: Victoria Pool and Peerless Pool

people swimming in pool

The pools in Saratoga Spa State Park are a prime destination on those hot summer days. Victoria Pool's admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 11, $4 for seniors ($8 on weekends and holidays), and children under 5 are free. Peerless Pool is perfect for kids with a kiddie pool and water slide, and admission is just $2 for adults and $1 for children 5 to 11.

15: Saratoga Race Track

horses lined up at the gate just taking off

Visit the nationally acclaimed Saratoga Race Track and watch the thoroughbreds battle towards the finish line. While your bets may exceed $20, admission is only $5!

16: Saratoga Spa State Park

expansive green lawn with trees and building in background

Get out of the house for the day and head to Saratoga Spa State Park and get access to hiking and biking trails, tennis and volleyball courts, and playgrounds for just an $8 parking fee.

17: Brown's Beach

beach with woods in background

An important part of the summer: work on that glowing tan! Brown's Beach on Saratoga Lake has a $2 fee for ages 13 and up, with 12 and under free.

18: Carousel in Congress Park

little boy on horse on carousel

Keep your kids entertained at the Carousel in Congress Park. Each ride is only $1, and the carousel runs from 11am to 8pm. Grab an ice cream cone from Ben & Jerry's after, only a block away!

19: Ice Skate

hockey players fight for the puck on the ice

Sometimes you need a little bit of winter in the heat of the summer. Saratoga Springs Ice Rink offers open skating with the following prices (differing slightly for residents and non-residents): $5 non-resident adults, $4 non-resident children, $4 non-resident seniors; $4 resident adults, $3 resident children, and $3 resident seniors. Children under 5 are always free!

20: Tour the Mineral Springs

mineral spring

Saratoga Springs is known for its mineral springs! There are 21 public mineral springs located throughout Saratoga. Most are naturally carbonated and all are known for their amazing healthful properties. You can view a map of the springs and take a free self-guided tour to taste each one.

If you are a true Saratoga Springs connoisseur and have done all twenty things listed above, check out more things to do in the area! And, check out "A Budget Friendly Day in Saratoga Springs" for more inexpensive activities.