Saratoga Springs Journals

The Spa City

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An April 2002 trip to Saratoga Springs by Irishdancer

LA-DEE-DAH Photo, Saratoga Springs, New York More Photos
Quote: I was here just last month to participate in the 6-day International Clown Convention attended by 500+ professional clowns and held at The Sheraton Hotel.

The Spa City

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Overview

ON BROADWAY Photo, Saratoga Springs, New York
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Saratoga is a city for all seasons but summer provides the most to see and do. It's a small, beautifully preserved city that has it all: the arts(see entry onSPAC), 2 horserace tracks(see Saratoga Race Track entry), museums, pubs/restaurants, a tree and flower-lined downtown, street fairs and open-air markets. A special treat for golfers is the Saratoga State Park Golf Course on The Avenue of The Pines. Even if you don't golf, the setting is breathtaking.Get your walking shoes on and really get a feel for this artsy city with unlimited people-watching opportunities.Quick Tips: Broadway is the "key" to Saratoga - it's the main street to ever...Read More

Beverly's

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Restaurant

Beverly's Photo, Saratoga Springs, New York
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If you want to incorporate "comfortable and cozy" into your breakfast or lunch dining experience, then "BEVERLY'S" may coax you into becoming a "regular". It's a usual meeting place for locals and artsy types. August visitors (the horsey set) to the Spa City quickly learn about this bistro-type establishment. The tables are small and close together so twosomes and threesomes are the usual groupings. However, if you're planning on going there on a weekend with a group of 6-8, they suggest you call ahead. OPTIONS: From early summer to fall, you can dine outdoors on the patio or the regular inside dining area(see photos)BREAKFAST MENU: Always che...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2002

Beverly's
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
(518)583-2755

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

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Attraction

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SPAC is easily accessed by car(just a few miles north of exit 14N off the Northway). It's a great walking or biking destination if you're staying in the historic downtown section.of Saratoga. As you turn into the well-marked entrance for the State Park you'll be immediately enveloped by tall, stately pine trees, pass a challenging golf course and stately Gideon Putnam Hotel, and on to SPAC.It is an amphitheater set in the woods surrounded by lush lawns and well maintained walkways. It features performances by The New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra as well as hosting The Lake George Opera Festival, Jazz Festival, and Wine and Food Festival. Other offerings include...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 23, 2002

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Route 50
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
(518) 587-3330

The Parting Glass

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Attraction

The Parting Glass Photo, Saratoga Springs, New York
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The Parting Glass Pub & Restaurant features a real Irish Pub atmosphere with friendly staff, hefty "pub food" menu, "Brew Tasting Club", live music, and a dart room. They offer a couple of tables for outside drinking and/or dining. Food prices are reasonable and they have 120 different brews which range from brews on tap to imported beers from Brazil, Austria, Australia, etc. Parking outside or close to The Parting Glass is not easy, especially on weekends. I suggest you park across the street in the public parking lot or walk down from Broadway. It's a welcoming kind of place for all ages. Just like pubs in Ireland, families bring their children for a meal; singles and marri...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 26, 2002

The Parting Glass
40-42 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866-2328
(518) 583-1916

Saratoga Race Course

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Attraction | "The Saratoga Race Track"

Saratoga Race Course Photo, Saratoga Springs, New York
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If you're looking for something different to do with your companion or family and want to be outdoors, Saratoga Race Track fits the ticket! The track season runs for 36 days this year. Opening day is Wednesday, July 24th and it closes on Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd. When you're making your travel plans keep in mind that Tuesdays are "dark days" and the track is closed. Most of the prices for admission and seats have gone up this year, but only a dollar or two. For example, Grand Stand admission is $3 and Grand Stand seats are $5. Clubhouse Admission costs $5 and Reserved Seats another $8. It's really not expensive when you realize you can opt to picnic on the gr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 7, 2002

Saratoga Race Course
Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
(888)-285-5961

LA-DEE-DAH Photo, Saratoga Springs, New York
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The Electric City Clown Alley of Schenectady, N.Y. hosted the 34th annual COAI Convention - the first one ever held in New York State! 550+ clowns and company from the USA, England, Barbados,Canada,Puerto Rico, Mexico,etc., participated in this educational and fun event held at The Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. Right next door, a classical one-ring circus, staged and produced by Center Ring Productions (elephants and all), appeared at the Saratoga City Center. The weather cooperated with unseasonably sunny and warm temperatures for April in the Northeast. In addition, surrounding schools were closed for spring break. Hundreds of families came to the Spa City f...Read More

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Irishdancer

Irishdancer
New York, United States