About Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs is a historic city with a vibrant, walkable downtown surrounded by handsome Victorian neighborhoods and public green space. Your visit in March will bring you here on the cusp of spring. While you’re in town for the inauguration of Merodie A. Hancock, a featured highlight of the college’s All College Conference, we encourage you to explore the city, browse on and off Broadway, take advantage of outstanding informal and formal dining and taste the natural sparkling waters that have drawn people to the area for more than 200 years.
Saratoga Springs lives up to its reputation as an eclectic cultural center in upstate New York, offering fine and performing arts in museums and galleries and on stage. If you are staying overnight, consider an evening at Caffé Lena, the oldest continuously operating coffeehouse in the United States, check out an independent film showing downtown, visit the Saratoga County Arts Council’s Arts Center or one of several private galleries on and off Broadway.
Museums abound in this city of 28,000. Stop in at Canfield Casino in Congress Park and tour the Saratoga Springs History Museum. Travel to the beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park on the southern edge of the city and visit the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Don’t miss the National Museum of Racing just up Union Avenue from the headquarters of Empire State College and across the street from the famed Saratoga Race Course, home to the oldest thoroughbred stakes race in America, or take in the terrific exhibits at the New York State Military Museum on Lake Avenue.
For more ideas and information to enrich your experience here in March, or anytime during the year, visit these online resources: