When romance is on the itinerary, you’ll want to know the most romantic things to do in Saratoga Springs NY. Don’t worry — as lifelong Saratogians, we’re happy to guide you.
Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or simply wanting to reconnect with your beloved, a romantic getaway could be just what you need. Our city is an enchanting place for couples to get away together. Our natural beauty, dynamic food scene, and cozy boutique hotel make planning a romantic getaway to Saratoga Springs even easier than you think. Here’s what we recommend for your next romantic weekend:
Take a romantic walk or hike together
The scenic, natural beauty of Saratoga County provides the perfect backdrop for romance. If you prefer to take it slow and steady, there are lots of leisurely strolls to enjoy together. Start downtown, at nearby Congress Park. Just a short walk from our Saratoga Arms hotel, Congress Park is home to multiple mineral springs and easy walking trails. We suggest packing a picnic lunch and enjoying it together in the park’s lovely Italian gardens.
If you’re a couple who loves a bit of adventure, there’s plenty for you, too! Our Saratoga Springs hiking guide is the best place to start. Find easy to moderate hiking trails at the Saratoga Spa State Park, and for more challenging hikes, venture a little further out of town.
One of our favorite hikes is Hadley Mountain, just 20 minutes north. The hike is short, but challenging, with incredible payoff. At the summit, you and your beloved will be treated to spectacular views of Great Sacandaga Lake, the Hudson River, New York and even the distant mountains of Vermont.
Indulge with a bit of pampering at the spa
There’s a reason they call us “Spa City.” If you’ve spent the morning on a long walk or challenging hike, then it’s definitely time to unwind at any of the top spas in Saratoga Springs. Thankfully, you’re spoilt for choice here!
One of the best known and most historic spas in town are the Roosevelt Baths & Spa at the Gideon Putnam. Located within the sprawling Saratoga Spa State Park, the spa was established by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935 as a means to preserve the area’s natural springs. Thanks to FDR, we can all enjoy a romantic afternoon of luxurious pampering at one of Saratoga’s natural mineral baths.
Within downtown Saratoga, a spa oasis awaits. Our next-door neighbor, Spa Cascada, offers a relaxing retreat right at the center of it all. Book in a couples massage or spend the afternoon enjoying multiple treatments together.
Enjoy a romantic dinner for two
Now that you’re both sufficiently relaxed and pampered, it’s time to hit the town! You’ll find all the most romantic restaurants in Saratoga Springs minutes from our downtown boutique hotel.
One of our top recommendations for a romantic dinner is 15 Church. Dine al fresco or get cozy inside their sumptuous, elegant dining room. 15 Church is known for their imaginative menu, including coastal New England fare like fresh seafood and an extensive raw bar.
We also love sending couples to nearby Osteria Danny. This warm, welcoming restaurant is perfect for an intimate dinner with your special someone. We love Chef Danny’s delicious take on home-style Italian classics, with a menu of tempting specials that change every night.
If you’re ready for a nightcap on the town, head to one of the most romantic bars in Saratoga Springs. The Wine Bar is perfect for romance, serving over 50 wines by the glass and featuring live piano music on Saturday nights.
Choose the most romantic hotel in Saratoga Springs
If you want to know which hotels in Saratoga Springs are best for couples, well, look no further! There’s nothing more romantic than a cozy bed and breakfast. Our Saratoga Arms boutique hotel is the perfect place for a romantic getaway in Saratoga Springs.
That’s because we’re a small, family-run hotel. You’ll enjoy space and privacy, along with individually-decorated rooms and suites, concierge-level service, and a complimentary breakfast our guests can’t stop raving about. All of this and more combine to create the perfect atmosphere for romance.
When you stay with us, the most romantic things to do in Saratoga Springs NY are all at your doorstep. Book your couples getaway to Saratoga Springs today.