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Things to do in Adirondacks

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Music Venue
“Saratoga Performing Arts Center- better known as SPAC is the favorite place for concerts in the Upstate Region. Often welcoming acts like Luke Bryan, Phish and Dead & Company, any member of the family can find an act to enjoy!”
  • 106 locals recommend
Mountain
“Great skiing on the Olympic Mountain during the winter; Nice Gondola ride during summer and fall for scenery”
  • 54 locals recommend
Racetrack
“Saratoga Race Course is one of Saratoga's most popular sights. Bet on and watch horses race at this historic course. Open only in the summer, the Track is a fun atmosphere to dress up or dress down, and features indoor and outdoor seating, many food vendors, and a fun atmosphere.”
  • 63 locals recommend
History Museum
“a trip worth taking! One of America's finest outdoor museums and called the best of it's kind in the world by the New York Times- Celebrating the past ,present, and future of the great Adirondack Wilderness. Bob helped do the electrical work here in the exhibits. located just an hour from the rental”
  • 46 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Gore Mountain is the closest ski resort to Baker Brook Lodge, and offers a full day of fun for solo travelers, groups, or families. The mountain offers ski and snowboard rentals, lessons, and terrain for any level of experience. There are 3 lodges located on different peaks of the resort offering food and a place to rest between runs.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Museum
“WildLife museum for the whole family. There is an inside and outside section.”
  • 46 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“A personal favorite for spring, summer and fall walks, Spa State Park is an expansive parcel of land right outside of downtown Saratoga. Escape the hustle and bustle inside the park either with a scenic drive, or a beautiful walk. Located in the park is Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where you may be interested in catching a concert! Also found in the park is the National Museum of Dance, the Roosevelt Baths, and the Saratoga Spa Golf Course.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Historic Site
“take the historic cable ferry across the lake and tour one of the nation's oldest forts”
  • 27 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“You can't beat the food, wine or atmosphere. They also offer live music some nights. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Casino
“Turning Stone Casino is a great place to be whether you gamble or not. It is a large, clean, indoor city that is lively 24 hours a day. There are over a dozen great restaurants inside the casino. The casino has thousands of slot machines, a large bingo hall, and a fantastic poker room. Turning Stone also has a night club, shops, a spa, and a golf course. It is entirely free to enter, including parking. We think it is worth a visit even to just walk around inside!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Feel transported back to the Revolutionary War walking through the Saratoga Battlefield, my personal favorite place to walk year-round. The park features many canons, lookouts, and plaques that explain the past of Saratoga, New York. The view from the top of the hill is unmatched, and is especially beautiful with fall foliage! I highly recommend checking out this underrated beauty. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Lisa G's offers a wide range of food for everyone. Great wings! Great atmosphere, especially in the summer when you can enjoy the deck next to the river. Separate bar area. Great for bigger parties”
  • 32 locals recommend
Boutique
“Large outlet mall with all of your typical outlet stores. Great for a rainy day with the ladies or family.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Racetrack
“Just 20 minutes away from this famous track during the summer, with harness racing and Casino year round. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Brewery with great food and brews and outdoor patio right in the heart of downtown. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Theme Park
“If you like Indoor Water Parks or the weather is too chilly for outdoor swimming, this place is so much fun!”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“You can't beat the food, wine or atmosphere. They also offer live music some nights. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Casino
“Turning Stone Casino is a great place to be whether you gamble or not. It is a large, clean, indoor city that is lively 24 hours a day. There are over a dozen great restaurants inside the casino. The casino has thousands of slot machines, a large bingo hall, and a fantastic poker room. Turning Stone also has a night club, shops, a spa, and a golf course. It is entirely free to enter, including parking. We think it is worth a visit even to just walk around inside!”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Lisa G's offers a wide range of food for everyone. Great wings! Great atmosphere, especially in the summer when you can enjoy the deck next to the river. Separate bar area. Great for bigger parties”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
“Brewery with great food and brews and outdoor patio right in the heart of downtown. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
“Brewpub with solid local craft brews and delicious, well-prepared pub food - ribs, BBQ chicken, burgers, etc.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“If you don't have a boat this is a great way to see Lake George from the water.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Gorgeous Adirondack style dining room serving generous portions of Italian and American cuisine Open 5 days a week Closed Tuesday and Wednesday”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious BBQ. Fun atmosphere. Does not take reservation so get your name in early and then you have time to walk around”
  • 19 locals recommend

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