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What to Do in Saratoga When It's Below 0 Degrees

It's an unfortunate reality that during the winter months, temperatures in Saratoga sometimes drop below freezing and can even go subzero! There are plenty of temptations in Saratoga that can lure you out of the house, even when it's too cold to enjoy winter's many outdoor activities. Here's what you should do when the temperature slides below your comfort zone.

Taste Local Craft Beverages

Saratoga is home to a number of different tasting rooms, breweries, and wineries that are perfect places to visit on a cold winter day. You can look for a new favorite or just enjoy trying a variety of drinks.

Find great craft beverages at the following places in the Saratoga area:

See more Saratoga area wineries, breweries, and distilleries »

Explore a Museum & Discover Something New

exhibition in a museumThe Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery, Photo credit: Jeremy Lawson

Editor's Note 4/28/20: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Tang Teaching Museum will remain closed for the 2020 summer season. This also means annual events like Frances Day, the Community Open House, and UpBeat On The Roof will not take place in 2020. These annual events will return in 2021. The Museum plans to re-open in time for its fall exhibitions to begin in October 2020.

Spend a cold, winter day perusing through your favorite Saratoga museum, or make a day of "museum crawling" to see how many you can go to! Whether you're interested in contemporary art, automobiles, or military history, there's a local museum or learning center for you.

You might try:

View a list of Saratoga area museums »

Get Crafty at an Arts Studio

family of four holding up paintings

Ever toyed with the idea of an art project, or wanted to try out a paint and sip? Winter is the perfect time for artsy, indoor activities! Get your DIY on - you might surprise yourself with the creation you come up with.

Take a class at one of these art studios and centers:

Find more art studios in the region »

Grab a Warm Beverage at a Coffee Shop

people in a coffee shop

Saratoga is full of coffee shops that can provide you with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, espresso, or virtually any other warm beverage you can imagine. Sipping something warm will heat you from the inside out and can give you the caffeine boost you need to get through these long, cold winter days.

Try one of these local Saratoga cafes:

See more Saratoga area cafes and coffee shops »

Try a New Place to Eat

bowls of soup

There are so many great eateries in Saratoga where you can grab a warm bowl of soup or other wintertime comfort food. And, bonus - several restaurants in the area offer cozy fireplaces to warm up next to.

Here are some suggestions to get you started:

Find your next favorite Saratoga restaurant »

Stay Active at a Gym or Fitness Studio

inside a fitness studio

It might be tempting to skip the gym when it's frigid out. But getting up and moving will actually warm you up! Keep your fitness routine going through the winter months and come summer, you'll be happy you did.

You could:

  • Work out with a personal trainer
  • Try a yoga class
  • Take Zumba or another fitness class at a local gym

Browse more Saratoga fitness centers »

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