Welcome to Saratoga Springs

You can still bet on horse racing during the summer season, soak in the mineral water, or visit the casino. The debauched gambling atmosphere has mostly mellowed, but the town retains a year-round frivolity as bubbly as the spring water that put the town on the map.

Top experiences in Saratoga Springs

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Saratoga Springs activities

$250 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Adirondacks Hot Air Balloon Flight

Make your way to Queensbury for your hot air balloon ride at either sunrise or just before sunset. Before you get settled inside the balloon basket, toast your adventure with a Champagne ceremony with the captain and crew.Listen to a safety briefing and watch as the colorful canopy of the hot air balloon inflates; then float away on gentle air currents over the spectacular Adirondack region, a premier upstate New York destination. You’ll soar over Lake George to the north and Saratoga Springs to the south, with magnificent views all the way to the Green Mountains of Vermont on clear days. Soak up the tranquil sights of trees, hills, small towns and waterways that make up this charming region, and then come down for a soft landing and receive a commemorative flight certificate. You'll also receive a link to a website with in-flight photos that you can share with family and friends. Note: The actual flight lasts approximately one hour, but you should plan on about three hours from start to finish.

$29.99 Outdoor Activities

Saratoga Springs Puzzling Adventure

• Choose your own start time and embark on your adventure. With your smartphone as your guide, go on a brain-teasing and educational walking tour of your chosen neighborhood. Visit a series of locations and answer the questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction.There is no need to race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the tour. Before heading to your next location, you’ll have time to eat, drink, enjoy the sights, and use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You’re only timed on your travel and puzzles.At the end of your adventure, see your rank based on a combination of your answers to the questions and game clock time.

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