Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Saratoga Springs

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Saratoga Springs

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  • Ann S
    Gettysburg, PA20 contributions
    Perfect spot to stop. The springs are easily accessible and mapped out to walk to. History plaques offer great info. They have lots of picnic tables, pavilions and playground. The stream is nice to see too. Lots of shade and a great nature spot.
    Written October 5, 2023
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  • Roam04977947234
    2 contributions
    What a great town! We stayed at Saratoga Casino. Very elegant . Lots of new slots and virtual caps, roulette. Great shops in the downtown area. Lots to do in this area. Very historic and beautiful in the fall. Nice getaway.
    Written October 25, 2023
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  • marta z
    Brecksville, OH23 contributions
    Beautiful park in downtown Saratoga Springs.
    Multiple spring fountains.
    Spit and Spat.
    A beautiful walk away from the crowds od downtown SS.
    Written October 1, 2023
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  • THDH
    Denver, CO150 contributions
    The Visitor Center itself is an interesting old building with toms of information available about Saratoga Springs. I signed up for a walking tour one morning and our guide, Tena was wonderful. The tour took us into Congress Park, to various springs, past the Spirit of Life statue in its beautiful setting, and best of all, into the Casino, now the Saratoga Springs History Museum. We've been to Saratoga Springs many times visiting friends, and I was so pleased to learn so much more about Saratoga Springs by taking this tour.
    Written October 31, 2023
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  • Deb H
    27 contributions
    Great museum that covers all the great horses in the history of racing. Very cool Hall of Fame presentation. Nice gift shop. Interactive displays.
    Written September 8, 2023
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  • Carol Ann J
    Germantown, NY1,764 contributions
    Yaddo Gardens is a lovely place to reflect or stroll around the gardens. It is very peaceful, and the flowers and statues are beautiful. I especially enjoyed seeing all the different varieties and colors of the gorgeous roses in bloom when we visited the third week in August.
    Written August 25, 2023
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  • RogueTrippers
    Guelph, Canada4,858 contributions
    Date of Visit: Saturday July 8th
    The history of Saratoga is the natural springs the town is known for. Bottling the water was a big industry back in the day, and the bottling plant is a huge historic building in the centre of The Saratoga Spa State Park. While the bottling is no longer taking place, the bottling plant has been given new life as an Automobile museum.
    The Automobile museum preserves and exhibits autombiles and related artefacts. The history of the automobile, and the role of it in New York state.
    While we were there, there was a special exhibit – “Bond in Motion” – a collection of automobiles and other vehicles that were used and featured in James Bond movies.
    The Aston Martins, the submarine, motorcycles, etc – all featured in 007 movies through the decades.
    The museum will appeal to the gear head and anyone while loves cars. The Bond exhibit is a temporary exhibit, and may not be there for long – but it the museum has plenty to engage visitors.
    The cost of the museum was about $20USD, which at first, we were a little surprised by but the museum is well worth it.
    It is not a huge museum, and would be easy to do the whole thing in about an hour.
    There is parking on site.
    Written October 2, 2023
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  • RogueTrippers
    Guelph, Canada4,858 contributions
    Date of Visit: Saturday July 8th,2023
    The history of Saratoga Springs comes alive at the Saratoga Springs History Museum.
    The city known for Horse racing, and a history of gambling, became a mecca for the rich and elite to come to Saratoga.
    The museum has artefacts from many areas – industry, architecture, hotels, gambling, and the spring water that the town is known for.

    The museum is located in an historic building in the heart of the Congress Park. The building used to house one of the original casinos from the town’s hey day.
    The building is also an old manor house – and each room in the museum houses a new exhibit.
    Written September 30, 2023
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  • Cynthia F
    Fair Lawn, NJ2,358 contributions
    Excellent selection of fresh produce and packaged products.

    Many vendors (30?)

    Many vendors selling hot food. I saw crepes, greek food, pierogies.

    Very popular.

    I was there in the rain; my shoes got a little dirty; the vendors are on the grass, not on pavement.
    Written July 2, 2023
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  • Carolyn
    Saratoga Springs, NY3 contributions
    I enjoyed the exhibits at the museum. I especially loved the piece that had a wall of paper Roses. I loved the simplicity and beauty of it. It sparked me into believing I can decorate my walls beautiful without the traditional pictures. The exhibit on the Mezzanine is a must see. At first I thought it was just a sitting area but then you will notice how common buckets can be made artistic plant holders. The chairs were also beautiful woven. My visit was definitely an inspiring way to spend a winter's Sunday.
    Written January 5, 2020
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  • Chabrro
    New York City, NY490 contributions
    The museum hosts a very comprehensive range of exhibits spanning the countries history of military enagagements and does an excellent job of summarizing the broadstrokes of American military conflicts while also focusing on New York's role in such conflicts. One could dedicate an entire visit to a particular section of the museum with plenty more to return to see. There are helpful guides available to answer questions and admission is free.
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • james c
    Gloversville, NY6 contributions
    Stopped in Fri early eve, 10/20/23. Everything was fine, atmosphere, wait staff, then the 'band' started playing. Very loud, very inappropriate choice for a dinner crowd. Just a lot of screaming and the world's worst drummer. Food was great, we'll go back again, thankfully the place is large enough to be seated far from the band. I gave my rating in spite of the band. Hopefully, we just hit that one bad night, really liked the place and the food
    Written October 23, 2023
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  • Joan W
    Saratoga Springs, NY897 contributions
    FREE! A lovely spot to kayak/canoe from and picnic on. A lovely yet simple park
    that sits on Saratoga Lake. Parking above and then walk down to enjoy a day on
    the water.
    Written June 16, 2021
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  • sharyur_123
    150 contributions
    Took grandchild here on a rainy day and was impressed how much she enjoyed it. Hardest part was persuading her to leave. Staff was friendly, facilities were clean and parking easy. So much to keep kids occupied and having fun. Will be going back again.
    Written February 20, 2023
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  • Robin J
    United States59 contributions
    Caffe Lena has a rich history of music. The B&B we were staying in had a great book on the place. It's totally worthy of a visit. Check out line up on line and get tickets. We took a chance and got out tkts at door. Lucky for us. Great Scottish band.(Old blind dogs) fabulous .
    Written August 12, 2023
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