Fun things to do are all around you in Saratoga Springs, New York, from heart-pounding racing action at the world famous Saratoga Thoroughbred and Harness Race Courses to historic landmarks, fascinating museums and thrilling performances at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). See masterpieces at the Tang Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Experience local history at Canfield Casino, the historic home of the Saratoga Springs History Museum in Congress Park, located just off of Broadway. The Inn at Saratoga offers the ideal location to see and do it all!
Things To Do
The Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York is one of the most famous horseracing tracks in the world and is America's oldest sporting venue of any kind. The Saratoga Race Course opened on August 3, 1863, and has been known by the nickname "The Graveyard of Favorites" for its rich history of exciting upsets. To learn more about upcoming races at Saratoga Race Course, visit nyra.com.
Performing Art Center.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs is a stunning amphitheater set in the heart of The Spa State Park. Surrounded by 2,400 acres of green hills, geysers, natural mineral springs and hiking trails, you can enjoy jazz, pop and classical concerts. SPAC is the summer residence of The New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia philharmonic orchestra.. To learn more about the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, visit spac.org.
Spa State Park.
Saratoga Spa State Park is listed as a National Historic Landmark by the National Parks Service and is home to museums, historic landmarks, a performing arts center, recreation, hiking trails and golf courses. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Hall of Springs Banquet Facilities, the National Museum of Dance, the Homemade Theater, the Roosevelt Baths & Spa and Saratoga Spa Golf Courses are all located here. To learn more about the many exciting things to see and do in Saratoga Spa State Park, visit saratogaspastatepark.org.
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs was founded in 1950 to pay tribute to both horseracing greats and horses alike. New inductees are announced after a formal vote made each spring in May. The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's honorees include horses such as Man o' War (1957), Seabiscuit (1958) and jockeys like Willie Shoemaker (1958). To learn more about visiting the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, visit racingmuseum.net.
Saratoga National Golf Course is one of the most acclaimed golf courses in the United States. The public golf course located in Saratoga Springs, New York rivals the reputation of most private clubs and has been named "#2 Best Course in NY" by Golfweek. To learn more about Saratoga National Golf Course, visit golfsaratoga.com.
Saratoga Polo Matches are held every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday night starting at 5:30 pm during the Saratoga Polo season, which runs from July 10 to Labor Day. Tickets may be purchased at the gate beginning at 4 pm the day of the match. Casual chic is the recommended attire at the highly social polo match gatherings. To learn more about attending polo matches in Saratoga, New York, visit saratogapolo.com..
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is a 39,000-square-foot building designed by architect Antoine Predock. The Tang Museum and Art Gallery owns more than 4,500 American, Indian, African, European, Chinese and South American art works. Some of its famous pieces include works by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Francisco de Goya and Roy Lichtenstein. To learn more about the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, visit skidmore.edu/tang.
Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga Springs, New York are located on a spectacular estate that was established as a community for artists by the Trask family. The estate takes its name from a made-up word one of their children had created. In 1926, the first artists moved in and today, the 400 acre estate remains a haven for artists working in such diverse media as dance, theater, photography, music, film and sculpture. Yaddo Gardens are open every day from 8 am until dusk. To learn more about Yaddo, visit yaddo.org..
Brookside Museum is located in the Village of Ballston Spa in a 1792 building that was once a hotel. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Saratoga County Historical Society took up residence in the historic building and has been operating as a public museum since 1970. Today, Brookside Museum is home to exhibitions which document and preserve the local history of Saratoga through photographs, documents and objects. To learn more about Brookside Museum, visit brooksidemuseum.org.
Canfield Casino was built in 1870 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Canfield Casino is owned by the city of Saratoga Springs, NY and is the home of the Saratoga Springs History Museum. The Canfield Casino is located in Congress Park, just off Broadway Street and offers engaging exhibits devoted to preserving the local history. To learn more about the historic Canfield Casino building, visit saratogahistory.org.