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Saratoga SpringsUnited States of America

Famous for therapeutic waters and summer horse racing events, this attractive New York city also charms with its cultural activities and outdoor pursuits.

Art, history, sport, nature and relaxation make Saratoga Springs a must-visit vacation destination. Enjoy its ancient mineral springs, historic battleground, art district and one of the country’s most important horse races.

The mineral waters of Saratoga Springs have been soothing travelers for more than 200 years. Spread across the city, each has a slightly different chemical composition. Fill your water bottle with the iron-rich water of the Old Red Spring. Go to Saratoga Spa State Park to bathe in the waters of Roosevelt Baths and Spa, built over an underground spring.

The park features many other recreational activities. Hurl your body down water slides at the Peerless Pool Complex, improve your swing on the 18-hole golf course and walk or cycle along the trails. During spring and fall, see migratory birds in the park’s wetlands. When the snow falls, ski across 12 miles (19 kilometers) of cross-country trails.

Saratoga Springs’ many cultural institutions add to its charm. Learn about the city’s past at the Saratoga History Museum. Tour the Saratoga Springs National Historic Park, where the 1777 Battle of Saratoga took place. Here, the Americans won a decisive victory against the British in the American Revolutionary War.

Stroll around Beekman Street Art District. This three-block area is a mix of art galleries, artists’ studios, trendy bistros and restaurants. Treat the kids to an afternoon of hands-on fun at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Catch a show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center where the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra perform.

Every summer thousands of race fans descend on the Saratoga Race Course for horse racing season. Before the main races start, enjoy a breakfast buffet at the track and watch horses working out. Across from the race track, visit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

The varied outdoor and indoor attractions of Saratoga Springs make it a popular vacation spot for New Yorkers. The Big Apple is less than four hours away.

Top Hotels in Saratoga Springs

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs
Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs
3 out of 5
232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
The price is $104 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

This family-friendly Saratoga Springs hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Congress Park and Saratoga Race Course. Saratoga Casino ...

4.2/5Excellent! (863 reviews)

"Pet friendly and clean! Great location.. especially for dog walking. We’ll definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs
Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs
Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs
3.5 out of 5
86 Congress St, Saratoga Springs, NY
The price is $110 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in the heart of Saratoga Springs, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Congress Park, Saratoga Race Course, and Skidmore College. Saratoga Casino and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (905 reviews)

"Beautiful location and nice clean rooms. The rooms however are less than sound proof. You can literally hear everything your neighbor and above are doing."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Casino Hotel
Saratoga Casino Hotel
4 out of 5
342 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY
The price is $129 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Situated in Saratoga Springs, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Saratoga Harness Museum and Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (973 reviews)

"Clean hotel , friendly staff everything was great. Can’t wait to go back . The hotel was spotless"…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Saratoga Casino Hotel

Vacation Rentals in Saratoga Springs

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Gorgeous Private Home in the Heart of Town - Walk to Restaurants, Track & More!
Gorgeous Private Home in the Heart of Town - Walk to Restaurants, Track & More!
Saratoga Springs, NY

Located in the heart of Saratoga Springs, this historic resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Race Course, and Skidmore College. ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)
Felt like home

"My whole family enjoyed our stay and Nick and Lynn’s home! They were extremely responsive and the home was beautiful. Plenty of beds and a huge table to play card games on! The back yard was also perfect for us to relax and enjoy. We highly recommend this place!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

Gorgeous Private Home in the Heart of Town - Walk to Restaurants, Track & More!
Beautiful Saratoga Springs Farmhouse on 2 Acres Close To Broadway And Spac
Beautiful Saratoga Springs Farmhouse on 2 Acres Close To Broadway And Spac
Saratoga Springs, NY

Situated in Saratoga Springs, this vacation home is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Tarks Indoor Golf and within 3 mi (5 km) of Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Performing ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Buff

"Large and spacious house. In Saratoga Springs but off the busy path. Perfect for family weekend at Skidmore."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Beautiful Saratoga Springs Farmhouse on 2 Acres Close To Broadway And Spac
Adirondack Gateway RV Resort &Campground
Adirondack Gateway RV Resort &Campground
2.5 out of 5
427 Fortsville Road, Gansevoort, NY

Situated in Gansevoort, this cottage is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Moreau Lake State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Moreau Recreational Park and Cooper’s Cave. Historical ...

4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
Convenient to Lake George/Saratoga Springs.

"The cabin was spacious, clean and stocked with plates, silverware and cooking pans. If you have children there is a nice outdoor pool to occupy them. However, if you are looking for privacy, I would recommend a different property. The location is mostly long term travel trailer set ups and the sites ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2018

Adirondack Gateway RV Resort &Campground

Popular places to visit in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga National Historical Park
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Saratoga National Historical Park

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Wander along forest trails and see poignant monuments to 18th-century battles that ultimately led to American independence.

Top things to do in Saratoga Springs

Day Trip to New York City from Albany
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Day Trip to New York City from Albany

$269
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New York
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New York

$10
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of New York
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of New York

$10
Per adult

Reviews of Saratoga Springs

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay 3.240740740740741%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 2, 2020

We went in winter on way to Quebec Plan on returning in summer lots of fun activities around

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 27, 2020

Love it. It was my 4th time there, and i am already planning my next trip.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2020

Beautiful city with a lot to offer even in winter. City Center is great for shops, food, and nightlife.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 3, 2020

We come to Saratoga Springs for their annual Chowderfest. Also went to several shops, a winery, a goat farm which sells delicious cheeses and the Sagamore Estate in nearby Lake George.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

Don't forget thr famous horse track/museum.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

I didn't go to Saratoga Springs. The Nest is located in Malta at the southern edge of Saratoga Lake.

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