I recently visited Saratoga Springs for a weekend and was so pleasantly surprised by how cute the town is! I went into the weekend not really knowing what to expect. I don’t know anyone who had ever been before so I wasn’t even able to ask someone their thoughts before I booked the trip. However, once we got there, I was impressed by how much there was to do.
The downtown is actually bustling, yet still quaint. It feels very nostalgic in a way with red brick buildings filled with boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, and even a beautiful Neoclassical style hotel (The Adelphi).
While you are downtown, make sure to stop at the Saratoga Tea & Honey Company. Also get a bite to eat and beer at Druthers Brewing. We also got sweet treats at The Bread Basket Bakery. For dinner one night, we went to Chianti Il Ristorante and their risotto was fantastic. This isn’t an exclusive list – there are dozens of restaurants, bars, and shops – these were just the ones we went to and loved.
Walk Around Saratoga Spa State Park
This 2,379 acre park has classical bath and spa houses, the performing arts center, and short hiking trails including one with mineral springs. Check out some pictures below!
The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room
This was a very cute winery. They also serve food and local brews. It’s a short drive out of the city (10 mins), but their building and patio is beautiful. The building looks like a modern barn and their patio has fire pits, string lights, and a bar. They also have live music. It’s worth a visit. Personally, I thought the beer was better than the wine (but I’m a wine snob), but their wine flights are really cool – see the picture below!
Other things to do:
- Saratoga Lake
- Ellms Family Farm (We went here for a pumpkin festival and it was awesome!)
- If you like gambling, there is a casino. (Not my thing)
- There is also a race track. (Also not my thing)
- Automobile Museum
- National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame
- Children’s Museum
- Saratoga Arts