Twin Bridges, Saratoga Springs, New York (iStockphoto)

Revolutionary War Cannon, Saratoga Springs, New York (iStockphoto)

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What to do in Saratoga Springs

An initial pass down Saratoga Springs’ main thoroughfare suggests the town has seen better days, but don’t assume that Saratoga Springs is just some stuffy living-history museum stuck on a Gilded Age promise of horses, health, and history. Modern-day Gatsbies still come to be seen, and to have a flutter, at the Saratoga Race Course, the country’s oldest continually operating track. You can still find those same charming Victorian inns, as well as luxuriate in grand spa and convention-equipped resorts that speak to the city’s proximity to the Northeast’s major metropolitan hubs. Want to lose the crowds? Don’t forget Saratoga Springs is a stone’s throw from Lake George and millions of acres of pristine Adirondacks wilderness. We’ll raise a glass of bubbling spring water to that.