Some of Saratoga’s best kept secrets are in plain sight. These hidden gems range from historic spaces and inspiring corners to comfy spots to stay across town. We put together this mini-guide to help you find inspiration and discover another side of Saratoga that doesn't appear on tourist itineraries!
Things To Do
Adirondack Cruise & Charter Company
Cruise the lake in style! Adirondack Cruise and Charter Co. features a wide variety of ticketed cruises from sunset and foliage cruises to elegant dinner cruises on Saratoga Lake and Fish Creek. Operating two vessels, the company offers both private boat charters and public cruises as well as regular scheduled and themed cruises between mid-May and the end of October.
Located two blocks off Broadway on the 2nd floor of a beautifully restored Victorian building, Caffe Lena is a national music landmark. Celebrated by the Grammy Foundation, the Library of Congress, and honored with regional awards as the finest small venue for live music, the intimate, not-for-profit club features world-class concerts in an acoustically superb 110-seat performance space.
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
A tour through the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame sets you on an incredible journey through the sport’s history, from colonial times through present day. Surrounded by incredible works of fine art, trophies, and historical artifacts, visitors experience all aspects of this thrilling sport, from its most iconic moments and pageantry to what happens behind the scenes during a day at the races. Don’t forget to check out their state-of-the-art Hall of Fame experience while you’re there too!
Old Friends at Cabin Creek
Located in Greenfield Center, Old Friends is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe harbor and dignified retirement to thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end. From July 5th through September 3rd, tours are available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm.
Roosevelt Baths and Spa
Established in 1935, the Roosevelt Baths & Spa opened thanks to President Franklin Roosevelt’s visionary act to preserve Saratoga's natural mineral springs. Relax and rejuvenate while taking a warm mineral bath or enjoy one of their unique massage therapy options.
Saratoga Automobile Museum
A museum that celebrates the automobile and educates the general public, students and enthusiasts to the role of the automobile in New York State and the wider world. In addition to technical and design aspects, the museum’s educational focus is on the past, present and future social and economic impacts of the automobile.
Food & Beverage
An intimate, forty seat jazz bar set deep serving generous drinks using only fresh ingredients in the heart of Saratoga Springs. Here you will find the largest selection of single malt scotches north of NYC, 50 bourbons, 25 Irish whiskeys, a martini menu with over 200 choices! And their espresso martini is the perfect way to start, or cap off any evening.
Enjoy hearty comfort food at Comfort Kitchen in downtown Saratoga Springs. Their menu features locally-sourced ingredients and changes seasonally. Find everything from custom-ground burgers, mac & cheese, tater tots, salad, sweets and daily specials!
Eddie F's Eatery
Saratoga Springs first and only New England Seafood House. Menu items include New England and Manhattan Chowder, Ipswich whole belly clams, lobster rolls, lobster mac & cheese, oysters, scallops, fish & chips, fish fry, shrimp and haddock.
Horseshoe Inn Bar & Grill
Located near the famous Saratoga Race Course, The "Shoe" is a great place to meet friends for great happy hour food and drinks, tasty weekend breakfasts, or awesome dinners with many delicious choices. It's also the spot to be for live music after a day at the races!
Solevo Kitchen + Social
Located on the corner of Phila and Henry Streets in downtown Saratoga Springs, Solevo pays homage to the recipes passed down through the family's generations of Southern Italian chefs. The kitchen practices scratch cooking and the menu changes to reflect the availability of quality ingredients.
The Wishing Well
Award winning restaurant serving the Saratoga region's finest selection of premium steaks, live lobsters, fresh seafood and wines. Great food, a cozy lounge, friendly staff, and a piano bar ambiance make the Wishing Well a can't lose bet for a great evening out!
Places to Stay
Located on the historic Saratoga race course, The Brentwood boasts 12 carefully appointed rooms, all with splendid race views. One of Saratoga's best-kept secrets is the hotel's Farrier Bar, open Thursday through Sunday, specializing in funky wines and good time!
Embassy Suites by Hilton
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Saratoga Springs is a full service, upscale hotel offering two-room suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary evening reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Conveniently located within walking distance to downtown, both leisure and business travelers looking for an approachable, upscale experience will feel right at home. And don't miss Happy Hour every day 11:30am -7:00pm!
Located one mile from the Northway, the hotel is nestled in the countryside just minutes from downtown Saratoga and away from the hustle and bustle. Spacious guest rooms, luxurious lofts and executive suites are all well-appointed and designed to provide a restful respite after a busy day. The Longfellows Restaurant has earned the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and offers a host of fine wines to perfectly accompany any meal in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Saratoga Arms is downtown Saratoga’s only Four-Diamond, Select Registry Hotel located on Broadway across the street from the City Center in our walkable, historic downtown district. Enjoy a beer or wine and a tapas platter in the evening in their front parlor or on the Grand Porch. Experience the feeling of an exclusive private club with friendly, knowledgeable and personalized attention that only a local family-run business can offer.
Saratoga Casino Hotel
Saratoga Casino Hotel, located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs features over 1200 slot machines, electronic table games, a Four-Diamond luxury hotel, live entertainment venue, and a variety of dining options including Morton’s® The Steakhouse. The casino is open daily 9am-5am. Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses. Please play responsibly.
The Springwater Bed & Breakfast
In-town, newly built combining the charm of turn-of-the-century Saratoga with all the comforts and amenities of a boutique hotel. This delightful B&B is just steps to the entrance of Saratoga’s Thoroughbred Race Track on historic Union Ave. and five blocks from Downtown.