Perhaps one of the greatest assets of Saratoga Springs is its geographical proximity to so many other top attractions. Within just a few hours jaunt, travelers can find themselves on the doorstep of Boston, New York City, Montreal, Niagara Falls, the Jersey Shore (the place, not the show!) and the great Adirondack Mountains.

Yet, for many, Saratoga acts merely as a quick pit stop hub when traveling between such locales. Unfortunately, what many stopover travelers find is that they wish they’d allotted for more time in their agenda to check out more of what this great city offers – and we’re not just talking about the racetrack!

Ranked as one of CNN’s top 100 places to live in America, with a Farmer’s Market that ranks number two in the country and tying San Francisco for the most restaurants per capita, Saratoga touts so much more than just the traditional “something for everyone.” Whatever your interests, from the great outdoors to historic curiosities, you’re certain to find a multitude of enticing shops, opportunities, and events all year-round.

In fact, it’s precisely the perfect mix of urban/rural and the endless supply of interesting happenings that keeps so many of our locals raving about their hometown! From SPAC performances to numerous museums, dozens of annual community events to award winning restaurants, Saratoga is nothing short of an active hotspot.

All of this also makes Saratoga Springs a great locale for conventions and group tours! The newly expanded City Center offers more than 32,000 square feet of fabulous meeting space, all of which is fully equipped to support every last one of your technological needs. What’s more, the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau was awarded the Gold Service Award for 2012 from Meetings and Conventions Magazine for their outstanding service. In essence, we offer the perfect balance of small town charm and big city accessibility.

So if you happen to be passing through or planning your event somewhere else in New York, take a moment to reconsider your plans – why not make Saratoga your destination, rather than just your rest stop? Believe us when we say, you won’t regret it!