Saratoga Springs, New York, located three hours north of New York in the foothills of the Adirondacks is more than just the summer place to be. Best known for its five-week summer thoroughbred meet, Saratoga offers a distinct blend of culture and nature all year round, but as we say up here: "Saratoga is the Summer Place to be..."
The famed mineral springs of this historic city attracted Victorian society each summer to partake of curative waters, enjoy elegant resort living and cheer on their favorite horses at the Saratoga Racetrack. You too can enjoy the beauty of this charming city at the many fine inns, resorts and hotels located in the Saratoga area.
The Guideon Putnam Hotel
Once you've relaxed, dined, danced, teed off and bet a Trifecta, you'll discover numerous museums and attractions throughout Saratoga county. Historians consider the Battle of Saratoga the turning point in our War of Independence. At the SaratogaNationalHistoricPark, you can relive the struggle of an emerging nation.
Saratoga Historic Battlefield
"And The Race Is Off!" - Since 1863, visitors have flocked to the historic Saratoga Race Course each summer, and especially to the Travers Stakes, the oldest major thoroughbred horse race in the US. Steeped in tradition, the racetrack is inextricably a part of Saratoga Springs making August in Saratoga the place to be.
the Races are off
And there is the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). This acoustically ideal outdoor ampitheatre is the summertime home of the NYC Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Boys Choir of Harlem. A large array of music can be heard at the amphitheatre, ranging from Classical, Opera, and Jazz to Rock, Country, and Pop. Every year new artists from a variety of genres arrive to put on a once in a lifetime concert
NYC Ballet at SPAC
SPAC is conveniently located on the lush grounds of the SaratogaState Park. This natural picturesque setting makes every event unforgettable.
Other annual events include Saratoga Wine and Food Festival, Saratoga Chamber Music Festival, and Freihofers Jazz Festival.