Saratoga Springs - Spa City

Saratoga Race Track Saratoga Race Track

Saratoga Springs is probably one of the supreme luxury resort cities in the north, thanks to horse racing and the old baths that draw both rich, poor and middle to this spot. It has culture, night life, lodgings from basic to luxury, shopping as well as the tracks and baths. It is the most upscale city that I cover as well. SPAC, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, is a popular venue for classical & popular music, as well as ballet in season. It is located in the Saratoga State Parks, which boasts the golf course and the old baths. Downtown Saratoga on Broadway, US 9 Saratoga Springs began as a resort town in the early 1800 thanks to the mineral springs which people used to use as cure-alls for various ailments by, you guessed, bathing in them. There is also Skidmore College, a vigorous downtown art scene, the art colony Yaddo as well as a raft of museums, night clubs, coffee houses, restaurants. Broadway, Philo, Caroline Streets are popular night time hangouts which is as close as you get to Greenwich Village up here. I could spend whole pages talking about Saratoga, but it's easier just to pull off the Northway and check it out yourself. Congress Park, just south of downtown, is a charming, handsome park full of landscaping, gardens, sculptures and even an arts center.

Congress Park Pond Congress Park Pond
Saratoga State Park, looking at the old baths near Saratoga Performing Arts Center, SPAC Saratoga State Park, looking at the old baths near Saratoga Performing Arts Center, SPAC Avenue of the Pines is Behind Me

Useful Links
Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga Downtown Business Association
Saratoga Horse Race Track

Participating Establishments
Saratoga Springs 12866 Zip 518 Area Code

Bill's Auto Parts Bill's Auto Parts We've been providing the Amsterdam, Johnstown, Ballston Spa NY area successfully for last 35 years with sound used auto parts
522 Route 67.
I mile east of Truax Road on the way to Ballston Spa
Town of Amsterdam 12010
Store Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
Phone: (518)-842-6050 or Email Us

The Farmer's Daughters' Drive-In
882 NY Route 29, Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
6 Miles East of Exit 14/15
Great Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes, Burgers, Dogs, Lunch, Dinner, Catering
Open 11 AM to 9 PM, Monday thru Sunday, Seven Days a Week from May to October
Phone: (518) 584-8562
Also, for all purpose catering, food & drinks, in the Albany - Saratoga Region, try Distinctive Catering
The Farmer's Daughter Drive-In