Saratoga Springs has a long and varied history. Though it is now well known for its Thoroughbred race track and its history with gambling, its original claim to fame was its mineral springs, which people claimed had healing properties.
Its impossible to say if the waters truly possess a magical healing ability, but anyone who stays in Saratoga Springs and drinks from the springs can tell you that they leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
To drink from one of the springs all you need to do is find one of the many pumps or spigots throughout town. Some are marked by plaques, or covered pavilions, or some sit without notice out of a rock. You can also visit Saratoga Spa National Park and take the mineral springs tour!
The mineral springs certainly aren’t the only attractions in Saratoga Springs. In winter the park also offers cross country skiing, ice hockey, and ice skating. There is a very large casino and harness racetrack offering endless hours of entertainment. There are also several museums, including 3 national museums, and downtown Saratoga Springs is always bustling, with many shops and restaurants.
There are many amazing restaurants in Saratoga Springs serving a wide range of cuisines. Spanish tapas, French patisseries, fine dining, and gastro pubs are all available in Saratoga Springs. Many restaurants keep close ties with local farmers and producers, keeping their menus as fresh and flavorful as possible.
Many of the hotels in Saratoga Springs are influenced by the former grand hotels that ruled the area in the 19th and early 20th century. Some of those hotels still exist, and they make a unique and memorable place to stay. There are also plenty of small bed and breakfasts or inns in the area, many of which are in charming Victorian houses or mansions, and they add the perfect amount of charm or romance to any stay.
Saratoga Springs has a long history as a destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. It’s still an excellent place for those things today! Allow yourself to relax and be pampered, experience the spring’s healing powers and feel rejuvenated in Saratoga Springs.Tags: Feature