It's August in Saratoga! Thousands of people are placing their bets and enjoying the social scene in Saratoga Springs, New York. As we approach the biggest race of the season, The Travers, and prepare to welcome many more visitors, we've compiled a list of some fun things to do in the Saratoga area.

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    Shows And Entertainment

    Saratoga Performing Arts Center has a full calendar of entertainment, from the New York City Ballet to Country Music and Rock and Roll headliners. In addition, there are theater, dance, and music performances at Skidmore College, Caffe Lena, Home Made Theater, and live music all over the downtown area, including the popular karaoke night at Circus Cafe and Dance Parties at Vapor. Visit pollstar.com for national concert listings.

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    Outdoor Fun

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    History And Sightseeing

    Saratoga National Park, National Museum of Racing, National Museum of Dance, National Bottle Museum, New York State Military Museum, Saratoga Automobile Museum are some of Saratoga's most visited attractions. In addition to the popular mineral springs and baths and President Grant's Cottage, history is everywhere in Saratoga.

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    Fun Games And Sports

    From harness racing and the gaming action at Saratoga Casino and Raceway to 14 golf courses, Saratoga will keep you busy. Also try the Saratoga Polo Club, Saratoga Springs Ice Rink, or Bowling and Line Dancing at Spare Time in Clifton Park. A short road trip North and you'll find lots of fun and thrills at Six Flags Great Escape. More family fun can also be found at the Double M Rodeo.

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    Downtown Shopping And Night Life

    Downtown Saratoga Springs, New York is the place to be! There are so many unique places to eat, drink, and listen to music. From gourmet restaurants to intimate bistros, there is a venue that will fit your current mood. Shop all day and party all night! The streets are filled with great spirits just about every night in the summer season. Check out special events and themed events by visiting Saratoga.org.