Saratoga Springs: Health, History, Horses
Nationally acclaimed museums, performing arts, fine dining, and horseracing are just a few of exciting experiences in and around Saratoga Springs. Natural mineral springs were the driving force for the growth for this promising small city. “Taking the waters,” long a European tradition attracted Presidents, political leaders, and celebrities of the 19th century. The Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, J.P Morgan and others added glamor to the city, building their ornate homes in the various architectural styles of their day. With the arrival of the social elite and the wealthy, horseracing was a natural development; it flourished until the name Saratoga became synonymous with racing.
Today, a trip to Saratoga encompasses bubbling springs, the Saratoga Spa State Park, eight historic districts, a vibrant downtown, flourishing cultural life, as well as racing season in the summer. Visit the City of Saratoga Springs and discover why Travel + Leisure magazine has listed it as one of the “Coolest Main Streets in America.”