Before picking up Liam from his annual Golden Goal Camp at Red Bull New York Academy in Fort Ann, my mom and I decided to treat ourselves to an extra night in this adorable town.
Saratoga Springs had us enchanted with its plethora of shops and restaurants, and we couldn’t resist starting our day with lattes and sweets at Mrs. London Boutique Bakery (Mrs. London’s Saratoga | Bakery, Cafe, Desserts, Cakes Saratoga Springs, NY (mrslondonsbakery.com). Their vegan chocolate chip cookie was a delightful surprise!
Later, we indulged in the local flavors at Chianti Ristorante, sipping wine and savoring appetizers, including a mouthwatering fresh tomato and basil dish. (https://chiantiristorante.com)
We strolled down Broadway, the heart of this charming town, and stepped back in time at Menges & Curtis Pharmacy, a gem that’s been serving since 1860. Apothecary & Compounding in Saratoga NY | Menges & Curtis (mengesandcurtis.com)
The resident pharmacist’s dog lounging in the store added to the charm. Our visit also took us to the serene Congress Park, where we sampled the mineral water—though some varieties were less palatable than others!
We even filled jugs to take a taste of Saratoga Springs home with us. (https://www.saratoga.com/hotspots/congress-park/)
Unfortunately, we missed out on a mineral bath at the Roosevelt Bath & Spas, but it’s on our list for the next trip.
Saratoga Springs has so much to offer, from its historic charm to the world-famous racecourse at NYRA Saratoga. This historic venue hosts some of the most prestigious thoroughbred horse racing events in the country, drawing enthusiasts and bettors from all over the world. https://www.nyra.com/saratoga/
The promise of future adventures beckons, and we can’t wait to explore more of this beautiful town, including the thrilling world of horse racing at NYRA Saratoga!
I also realized we missed so many incredible places including:
Yaddo Gardens: Yaddo – A Retreat For Artists in Saratoga Springs, NY Explore the enchanting gardens and artist retreat that have inspired countless creatives over the years.
Saratoga Spa State Park: Saratoga Spa State Park (ny.gov) Immerse yourself in nature, unwind in the soothing mineral springs, and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the park.
The National Museum of Dance: Delve into the world of dance history and art at this unique museum dedicated to the art form.
Saratoga Automobile Museum: Saratoga Automobile MuseumSaratoga Automobile Museum (saratogaautomuseum.org) For automobile enthusiasts, this museum showcases classic cars and their fascinating history.