Saratoga Springs Race Track New York
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Saratoga Springs, New York Day Trip Itinerary

If you ask someone who’s spent a lifetime in the northeast they’ll tell you one of the Top Ten Places to visit in the Summertime is Saratoga Springs, or simply – Saratoga. And, less than one hour from Pond Mountain Inn!

This historical city is full of fascinating and eclectic shops that are easily enjoyed on foot. Experience the Food Tours, the Saratoga Casino, and the many cultural & historical activities! 

Historic Saratoga Springs Race Track: was the first organized Thoroughbred horse racing track to open in the United States in 1863 making it the oldest horse racing track, and perhaps the oldest sporting venue in the nation.

Breakfast on the Porch of the Clubhouse each racing day you can enjoy the popular buffet breakfast “on the porch” from 7 to 9:30 am. Dine al fresco trackside while watching the horses work out! This must be experienced!

Mineral Springs in Saratoga Springs: Visit the 21 public mineral springs throughout Saratoga, most are naturally carbonated, and each spring has its own unique mineral flavor profile. Learn about President Franklin Roosevelt's visionary act to preserve the Saratoga Springs. 

Saratoga Spa State Park: 518.584.2535. A National Historic Landmark distinguished by its classical architecture. See the Gideon Putnam Resort and Roosevelt Baths and Spa – hike along Geyser Creek Trail featuring two signature springs. 

The Saratoga Automobile Museum:  518.587.1935. Located in the Saratoga Spa State Park; offers a wide range of public programs, events, exhibition talks and gallery tours throughout the year.

Saratoga National Historical Park: Stillwater, New York, 518.670.2985. Visit the Battlefield, Schuyler House, Victory Woods and Saratoga Monument all set on 3,394 acres! And the park is within the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor – see their website for more information.

Ulysses S. Grant Cottage & State Historic Site: 518.584.4453. Just 9 miles from downtown Saratoga Springs, see where President Grant, our eighteenth president, spent his final days in 1865 finishing his memoirs. Visit the other eight museums in the area.