Our Summer Guide to Saratoga Springs

You might be wondering what there is to do near our award winning Upstate New York hotel. Look no further – our summer guide to Saratoga Springs is here! Here are a few of our favorite Saratoga Springs activities in summer:

Things to do in Saratoga Springs - Kayaking on Saratoga Lake

Get Out on the Lake

Lake George

Take a cruise on Lake George on the Minnie-Ha-Ha, one of the last steam paddle wheel ships in America. Lake George Steamboat Company offers everything from a quick 1-hour shore tour to a full 6-hour tour up the Narrows, to dinner and champagne brunch.

If you’re an adventure seeker, glide above the lake with Lake George Parasailing or soar above the treetops from the Adirondack Extreme Ziplining and High Ropes Course

Saratoga Lake

Experience the best views on the lake on a sunset cruise with Adirondack Cruise and Charter, or customize your own cruise tailored to your desires.

Take a Hike

Whether you’re looking for a short, easy walk or a vigorous and challenging trek, Saratoga Springs has it all. Check out our blog post series on Hikes around Saratoga Springs for all the details.

Discover Saratoga Spa State Park

Lounge by Victoria Pool and admire the traditional architecture with classic brick, arched colonnades, a spectacular limestone deck and lion water spouts. Get in a round of golf at Saratoga Spa Golf Course, one of the best golf courses in Upstate New York. Or shop for fresh local fare at the year round Farmer’s Market.

Best activities in Saratoga Springs - Live Music

Listen to Live Music

Check out the schedule at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and catch a LiveNation concert, NYC Ballet, the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra, the annual Friehofer’s Jazz Festival, or the Saratoga Opera. For a more low key and casual experience, head to Caffe Lena, the oldest continuously operated folk music venue in the United States or the renovated church Universal Preservation Hall.

Immerse Yourself in History

Get the details about touring the Saratoga Battlefield, Schuyler House, Victory Woods and the Saratoga Monument at Saratoga Battlefield Tours/Visitor Center. If you’re a horse racing fan, don’t miss the National Museum of Racing. Catch a performance or even take a dance class yourself at the National Museum of Dance. Learn about the past, present and future social and economic impact of the automobile at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Or admire a wide range of artwork at the The Tang Museum on Skidmore’s Campus.


Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Saratoga Springs is home to the oldest thoroughbred racecourse in the United States.  The best caliber horses descend upon Saratoga for 8 weeks, beginning in the middle of July.  The horses race Wednesdays through Sundays and even if you are not horseracing fan, The Saratoga Race Course is a place to visit, as it is listed on the Sports Illustrated Top 50 Venues to Visit.  Take a look at our comprehensive Saratoga Horse Racing Guide.

So Much to See and Do

If you still need more suggestions for things to do, check out some additional suggestions here.

Spacious Rooms at Saratoga Springs Hotel

Turn in and Rest Up in Our Spacious and Well-Appointed Rooms

Relax in the comfort and luxury of our elegant rooms, featuring fine linens, plush towels and bathrobes, refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers, free high speed WiFi and flat screen TVs with HD stations. For extra relaxation and ambiance, book a room with with a fireplace or double whirlpool tub. Wake up to our award-winning farm to table breakfast or have a glass of wine on our Saratoga porch.

Reserve your favorite room and experience all of the Summer activities in Saratoga Springs.

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