Saratoga Springs Journals

Saratoga Springs NY

Best of IgoUgo

A travel journal to Saratoga Springs by Cheryl

Saratoga Performing Arts Center Photo, Saratoga Springs, New York More Photos
Quote: Saratoga Springs may be best known for it's throughbred racing, but it is rich in history and beauty as well.

Saratoga Springs NY

Overview

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Time stands still in Saratoga - an area famous for its Victorian splendor. The beautifully preserved 19th century architecture delights the eye of every visitor. Follow Self-Guided Walking...Biking...and Driving Tours to best experience the 1,000+ Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Your first stop in Saratoga County should be the Urban Heritage Area's Visitor Center at the Drink Hall, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs - across from historic Congress Park. Here you will find local maps and all the info you need for you self-guided tours. Stately homes, Victorian cottages, beautiful gardens, and Yaddo, a majestic Artist's Retreat, are just a few of the treasures waiting to be discover...Read More

Adelphi Hotel

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Hotel

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The Adelphi Hotel is a grand Victorian hotel located in the heart of Historic downtown Saratoga Springs. All 39 guest rooms are individually appointed with lavish wall coverings, rare prints and antiques. In the morning, guests may enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast in their room, the parlor, piazza, or courtyard. During the hot summer months, guests can find the lavishly landscaped pool just beyond the courtyard...a tranquil spot for those wanting a cool, serene afternoon. The Adelphi's Cafe offers a full bar featuring fresh daquiries. During July & August dinner is served Wed - Sun beginning at 5pm.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2000

Adelphi Hotel
365 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
(518) 587-4688

Batcheller Mansion

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Hotel

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This Victorian Mansion was built in 1873. I was called 'Saratoga's Crowning Jewel' by Country Inns Magazine. This beautiful home was the first home in the United States to carry a patent because its design was so unlike any other. Their 9 guest rooms each out do the other with their opulence and splendor. You feel like you stepped back into another era the minute you walk through the grand entrance doors into the beautiful center hall. A graceful staircase just invites you to explore the guest rooms upstairs. What could not be saved during renovations has been authenically replicated. The Inn offers a continental breakfast during the week and a full breakfast on the weekends. Each room has a tele...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 23, 2000

Batcheller Mansion
20 Circular Street
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
(518) 584-7012

PJ's Saratoga Style Bar-B-Q

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Restaurant | "PJs BAR-B-Q"

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This restaurant used to be an A&W drive in. It is now home to the best BBQ in New York State. They are known for their chicken and ribs. The chicken comes in quarters or halves, a la carte or dinner. Slow-cooked over real charcoal and basted continuously to a golden brown. The ribs come by the half pound or pound, also a la carte or dinner. Slow-cooked over real charcoal and basted continuously. Their very own hickory sauce recipe is 'seared' on, making the meaty ribs tender, succulent and delicious.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2000

PJ's Saratoga Style Bar-B-Q
112 S Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
(518) 583-2445

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This house is completely furnished ans decorated from the 1950's. A 1953 Chevy BelAir sat in the driveway fully equipped with fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror, while pink flamingo statues decorated the lawn. Every television in the house is from the 1950s, and all the appliances, including an old Maytag wringer washer, still work.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2000

Fifties House at PJ's BBQ
Route 9 South Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York

Saratoga Performing Arts Center Photo, Saratoga Springs, New York
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This amphitheatre has lawn, balcony and floor seats. If you choose the lawn make sure you pack a picnic and make and evening of it. There is a diverse offering of entertainment from world class ballet, wonderful orchestral evenings and also popular rock bands. A definite must see while you are in town.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2000

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

Saratoga Race Course Photo, Saratoga Springs, New York
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You don't have to be a serious racing fan to love the beauty and excitement of thoroughbred horse racing in Saratoga. There is no place like it in the world. For over 130 years, some of the most heart stopping horse races in history have been won and lost here. Legendary races like those fought by Man O War - winning five races in Saratoga, as well as suffering the only loss in his career. Whether you cheer your champion on with a winning ticket or just watch the graceful beauty of the horses competing in a steeplechase the racing season at Saratoga offers something for everyone. The five week July/August meet is a summer festival, throughout all of Saratoga County. Music fills the air, glorious fl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 9, 2000

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

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The Petrified Sea Gardens is a beautiful outdoor park that is home to almost an acre of exposed Stromatolite fossils approximately 500-million-years old! This huge slab of fossils was once part of an ocean-reef existing when the area that is now Saratoga Springs was at the edge of a warm tropical sea, (the continent was by the equator) and the entire world's life was still in the ocean. The self guided tour shows a series of glacial erratic--'standing stones' huge interesting rock formations from the last ice-age. As well as a labyrinth, a Native-American Medicine Wheel, a sundial garden, fossil rock-gardens, and a huge 300-year-old white pine tree: the 'Iroquois Pine.' Admission is $3 for adu...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 9, 2000

Petrified Sea Gardens
42 Petrified Sea Gardens Road
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
(518) 691-0150

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Horses leave the starting gate throughout the year at the Saratoga Equine Sports Center which is regarded as the fastest and most beautiful half-mile harness track in America.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 9, 2000

Saratoga Equine Sports Center
83 Nelson Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
(518) 584-2110

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The National Museum of Dance is the only museum in the country devoted exclusively to American dance - from ballet to broadway, modern to jazz, ethnic to tap. Admission to the Museum is $3.50 for Adults, $2.50 for Students and Seniors, and Children under twelve $1.00. Museum Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday thru Sunday (June 1st - Dec 17th)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2000

National Museum of Dance
South Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
(518) 584-2225

Yaddo Gardens

Attraction | "Yaddo"

Yaddo Gardens Photo, Saratoga Springs, New York
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Yaddo is a 400 acre artist community. It was original established in 1900 by Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina. It has provided. Visitors have included James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Aaron Copland, Alfred Kazin, Ulysses Kay, Jacob Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, Katherine Anne Porter, Mario Puzo, Clyfford Still, and Virgil Thomson. Some believe that the land itself at Yaddo is the source of mystical creative power. The property on which Yaddo now stands previously housed a tavern operated by Jacobus Barhyte, a Revolutionary War veteran. Many well-known writers of the 1830s and 1840s dined at Barhyte's tavern, among them Edgar Allen Poe, who is said to have written at least part of 'The Ra...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2000

Yaddo Gardens
312 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866-6420
(518) 584-0746

About the Writer

Cheryl

Cheryl
Fort Johnson, New York