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Top 5 Saratoga Area Attractions

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As tourists prepare to trek to Saratoga Springs, New York for the summer season, we’ve compiled a helfpul list of the Top 5 Saratoga Area attractions. Please add your Saratoga suggestions in the comment section below.

Museums/National Parks

With so many museums and parks, you’re sure to find one that appeals to your passion. Saratoga is the home of the National Museum of Dance, the National Museum of Racing, New York State Military Museum, Saratoga Automobile Museum, The Children’s Museum, Grant Cottage, Saratoga National Historical Park, and several others.  The area is also known for it’s historic mineral spas.

DOWNTOWN SHOPPING/RESTAURANTS

Downtown Saratoga Springs is full of unique shops and restaurants. From the whimsical karaoke favorite Circus Cafe’ to the elegant and jazzy Chianti, you’ll find everything from first class Italian to casual sports bars.  Broadway is also full of dozens of diverse shops from Sloppy Kisses to Saratoga Guitar.  With so much to offer, it’s fun to just stroll through the historic shopping area and enjoy the music and energy of the people.

SARATOGA CASINO AND RACEWAy

Saratoga Casino and Raceway is a year round entertainment complex.  From casino gaming machines like ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ and ‘Sex And The City’ to the classic ‘Roulette,’ the ‘racino’ is a great place to enjoy a fun night out.  Enjoy live music and celebrities in Vapor, one of Upstate New York’s finest clubs, or dinner at Fortunes while watching the nightly races.

SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

SPAC hosts the New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra in an acoustically ideal amphitheatre in the heart of Spa State Park.  The venue presents superior chamber music, jazz, rock and pop concerts, opera, a Jazz Festival and the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival. In addition, Live Nation presents several superstar Country Music acts in the perfect setting for a summer concert.

SARATOGA RACE COURSE

The nation’s finest horses, top jockeys and best trainers all gather in upstate New York when the historic Saratoga Race Course launches it’s 40-day meet.  In 2012, the 144th season of racing begins on Friday, July 20.  Enjoy a summer of Thoroughbred horse racing at America’s oldest continually operating track, leading up to the main event- the Grade 1, $1 million Travers- the centerpiece of the season that runs through Labor Day, September 3.

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