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Learn Why Saratoga Springs Has Been Named One of the Best Small Cities to Visit in North America!

Learn Why Saratoga Springs Has Been Named One of the Best Small Cities to Visit in North America!

Whether your group is looking for arts and culture, culinary experiences, history, natural wonders or adventure—Saratoga Springs has it all.

Discover why artists and audiences alike crave life in the creative haven of Saratoga Springs! This quaint, thriving city may be best known for its thoroughbred horseracing and active mineral springs, but the "Queen of the Spas" offers visitors so much more. Here groups will find thoughtfully-preserved historical architecture, independent shops and unique galleries, locally-sourced restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutique hotels and pristine parks. Located a stone's throw from six million acres of Adirondack parkland, Saratoga is also a mere three-hour train ride from New York City.

Take in the charms of the vibrant and walkable downtown. Then, experience the city's flourishing arts scene, including artist retreat Yaddo, institutions Skidmore College and its Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Automobile Museum, iconic folk venue Caffè Lena, the Beekman Street Arts District, and the city's cultural cornerstone: Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).

Consistently named one of the best outdoor venues in the country by USA Today, SPAC draws vacation crowds and arts lovers each year for performances by resident companies: New York City Ballet (July 9-13, 2024), The Philadelphia Orchestra (July 31- August 17, 2024), The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (June 16-August 18, 2024), Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival (June 29-30, 2024), and concerts by Live Nation. Fan favorite artists like Dave Matthews Band frequently perform at SPAC, touting the gorgeous park setting as one of the many reasons why they love coming to Saratoga. With an expanded slate of year-round offerings from dance to jazz, pop, classical, and global music, and curated experiences in culinary, literary and visual arts, SPAC has something for every group.

Enhance your visit by enjoying on-site dining and the exquisite natural setting. SPAC's rolling lawn and multiple stages are the beating heart of the 2,400-acre Saratoga Spa State Park featuring geysers, mineral springs and architectural treasures—in addition to recreational activities like hiking and biking trails, tennis courts, the Peerless Pool Complex for families, the Historic Victoria Pool and two beautiful golf courses.

For more information and to plan your visit to Saratoga Springs and Saratoga Performing Arts Center, visit Groups of 10 or more save on tickets to events; visit for more information.

Written by Zack Ashcraft, Group Sales Manager, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, [email protected].

Courtesy of Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

 Photo Credit to Francesco D'Amico.


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