America's Oldest Race
Originally opened in 1863, the Saratoga Race Course is America's oldest racetrack, sometimes even considered the country's oldest sporting venue of any kind. The course features three different tracks: the main dirt track that is nine furlong, a turf track that is eight furlong, and an inner turf track that is seven furlong. Saratoga Race Course has developed the reputation as the Graveyard of Champions, for many famous racehorses, including Man o' War and Secretariat, have been defeated here. Today, it is most famous for its six-week summer meet that features a number of major stakes races, such as the Traver Stakes.
Spa State Park
A large portion of Southwestern Saratoga Springs is made up of the over 2,000-acre Spa State Park. Created to protect the city's mineral springs, the park is home to a multitude of recreational opportunities. This includes a pool complex, golf course, theater, museums, and a spa. So, for those looking take a dip, dive into fun at the Peerless Pool Complex or wind down in the warm waters at Roosevelt Baths and Spa. Also home to the Spa State Park Golf Course, Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Automobile Museum, and National Museum of Dance, this park ensures you will never run out of things to discover.
Saratoga Performing A
Located in the Saratoga Spa State Park, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center consists of a large outdoor amphitheater and a small indoor theater. This is the venue for many of Saratoga Springs' events like concerts, plays, and operas. It also hosts the city's annual Wine and Food Festival. The center is most popular for its huge outdoor summer concerts. It is the official home for the Philadelphia Orchestra, and also has a contract with Live Nation, that group that organizes big name pop and rock concerts. This makes it the place to be for those looking to catch a great show in Saratoga Springs.