Summer Institute July 28- July 30, 2014
Staying the Course: Maintaining Focus While Meeting Our Expansive Responsibilities
The Gideon Putnam Resort offers guests a wealth of desirable amenities that include newly renovated accommodations, casual upscale dining, Roosevelt Baths & Spa and gracious service. Plus more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space provides the perfect setting for meetings, business retreats and weddings. Visit http://www.gideonputnam.com
Directions to Hotel:
From West (Buffalo) Take I-90 east (New York State Thruway). Exit at Amsterdam Exit 27, pay toll. Take right to Route 67 to Ballston Spa. Take Route 50 north. Take right into park at 2nd light after sign, "Saratoga Performing Arts Center." Follow signs to hotel. From South (New York City) Take I-87 north (New York State Thruway). Exit 24 to I-87 (Northway). Exit 13N (Route 9). At 4th light turn left into the park. Bear left after 8/10 mile - hotel is ahead on right. From North Take I-87 south (Northway) Exit 14 and make a right on Route 9P (Union Avenue). At the end of Union Avenue make a left onto West Circular Street. Bear right at first stop sign. Turn left onto Broadway at 1st light. At 3rd light turn right into the park. Bear left after 8/10 mile - hotel is ahead on right.
Mileage to Saratoga Springs NY:
- Boston and New York City: 3 hours by car/less than an hour by air
- Philadelphia: Approx. 270 miles/under 5 hour drive
- Montreal within 3 hour drive
- Burlington VT : Approx 125 miles/under 3 hour drive
- 3 exits off I-87 (Adirondack Northway: Exits 13, 14 & 15), near I-90
- 30 minutes from the Albany International Airport, served by several major airlines
- 40 minutes to the Albany Rensselaer Amtrak Station
AMTRAK Rensselaer, NY - Albany (ALB) 525 East Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144 Website
Saratoga Train Station-AMTRAK 26 Station Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) Website
By Air: Albany International Airport (518) 242-2200 Website Airport is 30 minutes South of Saratoga Springs.
By Bus: CDTA: 110 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY - (518) 437-8300 Greyhound: 22 State St, Schenectady, NY - (518) 346-6113 Trailways: 153 Broad St., Saratoga Springs NY (800) 858-8555 Upstate Tours: 207 Geyser Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY - (518) 584-5252 Premiere Express Shuttle: 456 N. Pearl Street, Albany, NY - (518) 459-6123
Taxi & Limousines: *Pricing depends upon type of vehicle and number of passengers, please call for specific pricing
All Occassion Limousine Service 518-479-5466
Premiere Limousine/Express Shuttle 518-459-6123 or 1-800-515-6123
Saratoga Hybrid Taxi 518-698-4122
Saratoga Taxi 518-584-2700
The Giddy Up (518) 334-3444
Saratoga Town Car (518) 580-9090
Today's Limo 518-452-4242
Valet Park of America (518) 599-8916
Value Van Taxi and Car Service 518-479-9394
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The storied background of Saratoga is both dramatic and colorful! From the early lore of native Indians and healing waters, to the history-changing Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War, to the captains of industry and moving picture stars that frequented Saratoga in the early days, there is plenty to explore here in the renowned Spa City! Meeting and convention visitors love to tour the battle grounds, browse area museums, and take a walking tour of the historic healing Saratoga mineral springs!
Saratoga dining is one of the Spa City's most treasured pastimes! Its reputation as a multicultural community extends to the many restaurants you will find in Saratoga Springs NY, offering everything from steak and seafood to incredibly flavorful ethnic menus. Saratoga Springs restaurants offer something for everyone, from an irresistible homemade muffin and fresh roasted coffee for breakfast, to some of the finest desserts available in the Northeast! There are many excellent fine dining restaurants in Saratoga Springs, along with great casual eateries, bistros and delis. www.discoversaratoga.org/saratoga-dining/
Saratoga shopping is considered some of the best entertainment Saratoga Springs has to offer! Get your dose of retail therapy as you browse trendy, upscale clothing stores in downtown Saratoga Springs with the latest fashions, and explore the elegant, one-of-a-kind boutiques scattered throughout downtown Saratoga. Browse antique and book stores, find that special piece of jewelry, fun and unique toys, or one-of-a-kind specialty gifts. You just may find that treasure you've been searching for forever in one of the distinctly unique galleries or shops! Stroll the quaint downtown, enjoy lunch at a great restaurant, and drink in the atmosphere that is uniquely Saratoga. Everything is within walking distance (depending upon how many bags you have!), or just a short drive from your Saratoga accommodations. www.discoversaratoga.org/shopping
Let the healing waters and mineral baths in Saratoga Springs work their bubbly magic...indulge yourself with a soothing and relaxing massage, hot stone treatment, manicure, pedicure, or sauna therapy. Click here for list of spas!
Features over 1,700 slot machines, Vapor Night Club, live harness racing and a variety of eateries ranging from buffet to fine dining. Gaming facility operating hours 10:00 am to 2:00 am, seven days a week. Live harness racing on select nights. Simulcast available 7 days a week. Visit www.saratogagaming.com
Saratoga Springs, NY is an ideal golfing destination, with more than 15 top rated golf courses offering golfers a wide variety of challenging and enjoyable courses.
Here in the autumn of 1777 American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory renewed patriots’ hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world. The Battlefield is the largest of three sites making up Saratoga National Park.
http://www.nps.gov/sara/index.htm Meeting and convention visitors love to tour the battle grounds, browse area museums, and take a walking tour of the historic healing Saratoga mineral springs! Click here for a list of Saratoga museums!
The Museum collects, preserves, researches, interprets and exhibits the entire spectrum of Thoroughbred racing, enhanced by interactive displays. Further, the Museum is the Official National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame honoring Horses, Trainers, and Jockeys. Click here for website