Saratoga offers plenty of fun for kids of all ages and, whether you’re planning to stay for a day or a week, there’s enough to see, do, and eat to keep everyone happy. 

Broadway at lunchtime with people dining outside and sitting on park bench

Downtown Saratoga

Day 1 - Friday

Start your visit with an invigorating walk through the Saratoga Spa State Park, which boasts over 12 miles of trails ideal for nature walks and snowshoeing as well as two golf courses and two pools. Follow that with a visit to either the Children’s Museum at Saratoga, or the Saratoga Automobile Museum, both of which will intrigue and excite young minds. Looking for a great family dinner spot? Check out Flatbread Social, a family-friendly pizzeria located just off Broadway. After dinner, enjoy an ice cream cone at either nearby Ben & Jerry’s or Kilwin's! If you’ve decided to spend the night, check out the Saratoga Hilton or the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs. Both offer many amenities and are just a short walk to the shops and restaurants.

Geyser Creek with trail running alongside and shooter in the distance

Saratoga Spa State Park

Day 2 - Saturday

Spend some family time in the hotel pool and then walk downtown for an afternoon of exploring and shopping. Make sure to visit the historic Carousel in Congress Park for some good old-fashioned fun! With a wide variety of unique retailers, you’ll find great shops for everyone in your family. Bring the kids into both Northshire Books to explore their extensive children’s collection, and to G. Willikers, a magical toy store with a wide range of imaginative and educational toys. Make Impressions of Saratoga your go-to stop for all those important mementos of your visit. For a cozy family dinner, stop by the Olde Bryan Inn and enjoy your meal by a crackling fire.

Carousel surrounded by tulips on a sunny day

Congress Park Carousel

Set of toy penguins on table inside store

G. Willikers

Day 3 - Sunday

Start your Sunday at the Saratoga Farmer’s Market with a delicious breakfast sandwich while listening to some live music after you have checked out all the fresh produce, prepared foods, treats, and craft vendors. Spend the afternoon enjoying the beauty of Saratoga Lake! Rent a kayak or paddle board from Kayak Shak and explore the lake. Finish your day with a relaxing dinner on the patio at Carson’s Woodside Tavern and watch the sun set over the water.

Customer stopping by to order a breakfast sandwich at Farmers' Market

Saratoga Farmers' Market

Adk Cruise and Charter on Saratoga Lake

Adirondack Cruise and Charter on Saratoga Lake

Whether you’re visiting for one day or several, there are plenty of family-friendly things to do and places to go for a casual and delicious meal with your family. You might also want to check out Uncommon Grounds, Putnam Market, Comfort Kitchen, or Bailey’s Café to feed your hungry family.

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