With a rich history, a buzzing arts scene, and a state park with spouting geysers right within the city limits, Saratoga Springs, NY, has plenty to offer visitors of all stripes.
Saratoga is most famous for its race course, which opened on August 3, 1863. Visit during the six week summer season (late July to Labor Day) and you'll be sharing the city with some of Americas top horses and jockeys.
If you're into history, you're probably already aware of Saratoga's connection with the Revolution. The turning point of war was fought 15 miles from the city. Visit the battlegrounds for a museum that's dedicated to the Battle of Saratoga.
Saratoga has long been known for its unique, independent art scene. Soak up the best in contemporary culture at numerous galleries, at cafes and a well-loved teahouse during the day, and at exciting exhibitions and avant-garde dining venues by night. Or, visit the nearby Saratoga Performing Arts Center, famously the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York City Ballet.
The Arts Center is beautifully located within the Saratoga Springs State Park, which also offers swimming, hiking, biking, fishing, golf and a host of other activities to keep the whole family happy.
Saratoga also has great business links, so whether you're travelling for work or leisure, get ready for an exciting and rewarding trip. Make the most of your visit by staying in an IHG hotel, where you'll find an unbeatable blend of affordable, high quality style and service. Book today.