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.
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:
- The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room
- Racing City Brewing Company w/ Oliva Winery
- Unified Beerworks
- Ledge Rock Hill Winery & Vineyard
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:
- The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery
- National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame
- The Children's Museum at Saratoga
- New York State Military Museum
- Saratoga Automobile Museum
- National Museum of Dance
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:
- Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio
- Creative Sparks and Balloonatics
- Art in Mind - Creative Wellness Studio
- Saratoga Clay Arts Center
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:
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:
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.
- Work out with a personal trainer
- Try a yoga class
- Take Zumba or another fitness class at a local gym