Saratoga Springs Travel Guide

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Saratoga Springs Things to Do

  • Saratoga Springs Food Tours

    These tours start at the Farmer's Market on Saturdays during the summer around noon. During the tour we got to taste yogurt, jam, cheese and peanut butter all made by local farmers at the market. Then the tour went to the Old Bryan Inn for a great steak bruschetta which was enough for an entire lunch. After that we headed up to Boadway for stops at...

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  • Saratoga Spa State Park

    Saratoga Spa State Park is unlike any other State Park I've been to. it's quite small, with many buildings, including the Gideon Putnum Spa resort, the Auto Museum, a grand looking resturant, and a few bathhouses. There are of course hiking and walking trails as well.My favorite thing about the park was the beautiful towering pines, they are...

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  • Saratoga Auto Museum in Saratoga Spa...

    The old bottling plant in Saratoga Spa State park has been turned into the Saratoga Automobile Museum. When we went they were holding a Shelby show, we just had to stop in. The museum is two floors with the exhibition on the first and the permanent collection on the second. It's not a huge museum, there are about 50 cars in all. But well worth...

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  • Yaddo Gardens

    Relaxing escape. My girlfriend and I had heard about the Rose gardens at Yaddo, an artist retreat. We went in the middle of the summer when the rest of Saratoga was packed because of the Horse Races. This was a great way to get away and relax after a busy day of shopping and watching the races.

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  • Visit Yaddo

    Yaddo is an artist's colony; the mansion is closed to guests, but the gardens are open to the public. There are beautiful fountains, rose gardens, arbors, woods, etc, but please respect the privacy and quiet of the artists and don't go past the signs on the lawn! The property on which Yaddo stands originally housed a farm, gristmill, and tavern...

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  • The Gardens at Yaddo

    This is right past the Saratoga Race Track on Union Avenue. Beautiful gardens, statues and water fountains with fish overlooked by a huge huge stone mansion over 100 years aged.

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  • Go into town

    The main town in Saratoga is really pretty. There are statues of horses on every corner and a lot cowboy shops and little boutiques. There are a ton of really good restaurants but the wait time is insane! For breakfast there was at least an hour wait and for dinner almost 2 hours. (No reservations) There is a beautiful park right in the town with a...

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  • music

    i like listening to music and dancing. Lots of places to do this in Saratoga Springs. A great place is the Grotto Nightclub. It was open up couple of years ago. Happening place with its florescent lights, bumping loud thumping music. They have ladies night, on sat that is fun. THey have private parties and drink specials. ITs a lot of fun, the...

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  • Saratoga Performing Arts Center

    The NYC ballet perfomances take place in July. The Philadelphia Orchestra performances take place in August. Then there are popular performances like the Backstreet Boys, Brian Wilson: SMiLE, Motley Crue, and Brooks & Dunn.

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Saratoga Springs Restaurants

  • Fresh Made Pasta

    Wheatfields is a unique fresh pasta restaurant. A variety of fresh pasta products are made daily in their own pasta lab. The pasta lab is located in the front of the restaurant where you can often observe the pasta being made. The sauces and bread are also made fresh daily at Wheatfields.This place is busy and family friendly. The serivce is prompt...

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  • Casual yet with Class

    Set in the hotel bar area the feeling is casual yet classy. My husband ordered a crab cake meal, which was terrific. I had a turkey sandwich which was also good. The crab cake which I tasted, not too spicy and just plain crabby.

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  • Wonderful Bakery

    I had done some research on Saratoga Springs via the web before we left. I found a few bakerys but Mrs. London's had such a great reputation, we couldn't pass it up for a good breakfast. The small space was crammed full(even in the snow) but we managed to grab a seat. We shared a ham and cheese croque and some granola, fresh berries and yogurt....

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  • Cozy Fireside Seating

    On our way out of the Auto Museum in Saratoga Springs State Park, we decided to take a tip from the Food Channel's Rachel Ray and her "$40 a day" show and "ask a local" for some advice on the best place to grab some lunch. We asked the museum curator who directed us to the Olde Bryan Inn on Maple Street. It was a bitterly cold snowy day and we were...

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  • Breakfast at the Race Track...

    Breakfast at the Race Track durning the thoroughbred racing season.Get there early an really enjoy the morning workouts by some of the best thoroughbred horses in the country. Some mornings there will be a Saratoga Mist (Fog) hanging over the track and you can hear the horses as they head for home and come bursting out of the fog and into...

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  • Actually there are quite a few...

    Actually there are quite a few . . . reasonably priced -- although you can find the hoity-toity ones that apparently think they're serving a Manhattan crowd. Again, go to the Visitor's Center and get the guide -- with restaurants broken down by location. Many downtown are located on either Caroline or Phila.I think we had our best meal at Sperry's...

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Saratoga Springs Nightlife

  • Fun under the tent

    There is a tent with a bar right outside of the Inn with a live band that comes on several times through out the night. The band was great while we were there and the drinks were amazing! The crowed was nice, there were some older people, younger, and some kids even (not for long). The only thing that I did not like was that there was one bathroom...

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  • Concerts, Ballet, Symphonies, Theater

    Saratoga Performing Arts Center - SPAC - is a wonderful spot and draws people from hours around. It is the summer home of the New York City Ballet Company, but performances are NOT limited to ballet! They have orchestral and chamber music (I think the Philadelphia Orchestra is here in the summer), jazz, rock/pop concerts, drama, and even opera...

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  • A Martini Bar with Hundreds to Choose...

    We tredged out in the snow and the freezing cold weather to go to this Jazz club/bar I had read about that had a list of over 200 martini's to choose from. On a small back road, it's easy to miss, but do try and find it, the drinks are delightful! You have to ask for the giant 3 ring binder filled with delicious concoctions that are divided into...

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Saratoga Springs Warnings and Dangers

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    no longer exists! We went looking for it only to find it had been replaced with another resturant. When we asked our bartender about it later on, he said they went under due to "bad food, bad beer, and bad service". Sheesh! Guess we didn't miss out on anything!

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Saratoga Springs Off The Beaten Path

  • The Town of Ballston Spa

    Ballston Spa is just about 5 miles south of Saratoga Springs down Rt 50. It's a very cute little town with antique shops, an art gallery, a tea lounge and a really wonderful inn called the Medbery Inn and Spa. The town has been undergoing renovations, one building at a time. It's very quiant with that wonderful small town atmosphere. Definately...

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  • Adirondack Art for a Cause

    The Gateway Gallery is north of Saratoga Springs just up Rt 9N just in the Adirondack Mountain area. All the unique artwork inside, furniture, paintings, wood carvings, ect..., are donated by local artists and the proceeds go to the owner's charity foundation, McArthur Park. The charity is for families who have a parent with a terminal illness. The...

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  • Just the Facts - Saratoga, Facts, That...

    Saratoga is one of the best walking cities anywhere. There's so much to see and do, it's safe, clean, and everything is easily accessible. It's perfect for meeting, conventions, weddings, reunions, you name it, there's something for everyone! Get the facts about Saratoga here: http://www.discoversaratoga.org/saratoga-facts/ Going to the Saratoga...

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  • take one of the architectural...

    take one of the architectural walking tours. There are self-guided brochures/maps available at the Visitor Center (unfortunately I don't think it's open from Dec-Mar) which is located downtown across Broadway from Congress Park. feeding the ducks at the ponds in Congress Park. There's quite a flock of them there -- and they'll follow you around...

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  • A beautiful little waterfall...

    A beautiful little waterfall on the Yaddo estate. Yaddo is a retreat for writers and artist. While the estate is not open to the public, its grounds are. The Rose Garden has been overhauled and is now used for weddings, etc.

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