Saratoga Springs, NY Attractions: Entertainment, Relaxation

By Kelsey Robertson on August 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm EST
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There’s no wonder that Esquire named Saratoga Springs a great place to discover. Beyond the celebrated racetrack, the city features relaxing spas and famous springs, museums, and state-of-the-art performances.

Entertainment

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the summer home to the New York City Ballet and the Philidelphia Orchestra, has been regarded by Vogue magazine and tourists as a must-see. The SPAC is also the venue for the city’s Jazz Festival, Saratoga Wine and Food Festival, and Saratoga Native American Festival.

Rock to the beat in the same venue that Bob Dylan and Arlo Gunthrie once strummed their strings. Head downtown to legendary Caffe Lena to groove along with live performances from today’s up-and-coming artists. Afterwards, hop around to one of the many late-night bars, or get out of your seat and dance the night away at Vapor Nightclub.

Springs and Spas

Discover why Saratoga Springs earned the reputation as a healing city at one of the 18 natural spring locations scattered throughout the city. The naturally carbonated sources are available for sampling, so come thirsty.

Dubbed the “Queen of Spas” and “Spa City”, Saratoga Springs is a popular destination to unwind and relax. Let your cares run free as you slip into a natural mineral bath, facilitated by the mineral water from the springs, or indulge yourself for the spa treatment. Check out one of the seven unique spa locations to get a full list of amenities.

History and Museums

Saratoga Springs is a must see for history buffs. In 1777, when the Americans defeated the British forces, the Battle of Saratoga became a turning point in the Revolutionary War. People today can pay their allegiance by visiting the historic National Park and learning more about the battle that helped shape our nation.

Other arts and culture attractions that showcase the city's history are Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, The Saratoga Automobile Museum, and the Hyde Collection Art Museum.

Festivals

Bring your Christmas cheer to the streets with other Saratogians for late-night food, music, ice skating and other festivities at the Victorian Streetwalk & Festival of Trees.

Then ring in the new year with the traditional First Night in Saratoga, and take part in the after-hours restaurants, shopping, and horse-drawn carriage rides. For more seasonal fun, welcome winter with Winterfest in Saratoga Springs, which includes Chowederfest, wine tastings and live music.

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