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How to Spend Valentine's Day in the Spa City

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone in Saratoga Springs! There is nothing more romantic than this charming Victorian City.

Whether you are planning a weekend getaway for the holiday or you're just looking to surprise your sweetie with a fun day together, this itinerary can help give you an idea for planning the perfect Valentine's Day in Saratoga.

From locals to out-of-towners, there are plenty of options for everyone.

Rise and Shine

hands holding coffee with croissant
Head over to a local bakery in town and enjoy a to-go breakfast - a decadent flaky croissant, pastry, or scone with coffee or hot cocoa. Top Picks: Ravenous or the Country Corner Cafe.

Take a Scenic Drive

two street signs for Beekman St and Grand Ave
Check out the gorgeous and historic Victorian homes in the city of Saratoga Springs.

Must See Streets

  • North Broadway
  • Lake Avenue (between Broadway and East Avenue)
  • Circular Street (Batcheller Mansion Inn)
  • Union Avenue (home of the Saratoga Race Course)
  • East Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lake Avenue)
  • Nelson Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lake Avenue)
  • 5th Avenue
  • Madison Avenue
  • Caroline Street (particularly between Regent Street and East Avenue)

Go Shopping

a building in Saratoga
Peruse through the many shops in downtown Saratoga for one-of-a-kind treasures to bring back home and remember your special occasion. Need ideas?

Stop into one of Saratoga's specialty foods and sweets shops to sample delicious goodies. Or head to Saratoga Botanicals for amazing and organic skin care products. You could even hit up the local boutiques and shops to pick out a stunning piece you'll both enjoy!

Relax at the Spa

a woman getting a facial massage

There is no better way to wind down after an eventful day than a mineral bath at a spa in Saratoga. Men and women alike love enjoying the rich mineral waters of Saratoga Springs. After all, that is one reason the Spa City is so famous! Step into a mineral- and oil-infused tub to soak away the stresses of everyday life. You will come out feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!

Suggestions: Roosevelt Baths and Spa in Spa State Park or Massage at Saratoga.

Take a Romantic Stroll

a bench in a park, light snow on the ground
Take time to slow down and enjoy each other on a stroll through Congress Park. The park is brimming with beauty in all seasons and makes the perfect backdrop for a couples photo if you ask a passerby to snap a picture of the two of you.

You could also pop into an art gallery on Broadway or Beekman Street, head to Creative Sparks to make some pottery, or check out an exhibit at one of the countless Saratoga museums - you decide!

Enjoy a Candlelit Meal for Two

roses, candles, and champagne
No matter what kind of ambiance you are going for Saratoga has it all!

Looking for a cozy inn setting?

Try The Olde Bryan Inn, Longfellows, The Wishing Well, or The Inn at Saratoga.

Sophisticated ambiance?

Check out Chianti il Ristorante, Forno Bistro, Duo Modern Japanese, or Wheatfields.

Small, intimate setting?

You'll love One Caroline St. Bistro or The Wine Bar.


Head over to The Mexican Connection or Hattie's.

Don't forget to call ahead and make reservations at these Saratoga restaurants!

Romantic Night In

couple laughing over wine
Rekindle your romance at a sophisticated Saratoga hotel or lovely bed and breakfast. A lot of hotels offer special romance packages this time of year with special amenities like flowers, chocolates, champagne, and even coupons for a massage or spa treatment.

Make this getaway the most special yet, and treat your loved one with an entire day of romance and surprises in Saratoga Springs! View lodging packages here or browse our Saratoga lodging section for more options.

Do Something Outdoors

a couple embracing outside in the winter
Cross-country skiing or snowshoeing can be beautiful in the Saratoga Spa State Park on a nice winter day. Or if you are feeling more active, take the day and head to one of the downhill skiing mountains around the Saratoga area.

For more ideas, check out the Saratoga Winter Guide which offers many suggestions for things to do and places to go!

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