Seniors Enjoy Another ‘Springs’


There seem to be cities named “Springs” all over the US and Saratoga Springs ranks among the finest. Travel & Leisure listed Saratoga Springs as one of the best Mainstreets in America. It is an affluent city in Saratoga County, New York, that is widely known as simply Saratoga.

Senior visitors will find mineral springs that have contributed to Saratoga as a highly sought after resort area for nearly 200 years. Saratoga is one of a handful of American cities that had a period of wild popularity.

Not as lavish as Newport, RI or as sedate as Lenox, Ma., Saratoga had a vibe all its own thanks to its famous mineral springs and the colorful Canfield Casino that won Saratoga the designation of Monte Carlo of America.


Visit the History Museum, located in the former Canfield Casino, a National Landmark and keeper of 15,000 artifacts connected with the history of Saratoga. These images of the city of Saratoga are lots of fun to look into, providing a nice overview of Saratoga.

 History And Racing Draw Seniors

Saratoga has history that goes back as early at 1691 when the English built Fort Saratoga. Over the last 100 years, Saratoga has managed to master  the art of blending the “Old World” with the “Present Day World.”

Inspired by historic Saratoga Springs, a late-1800s’ New York retreat famous for its spas and horse racing, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Hotel and Spa is a Victorian-style Resort hotel nestled between rolling golf course greens and a shimmering Village Lake. It is a favorite for many senior visitors.


Saratoga Race Course is one of the most famous horse racing venues in the world and one of three tracks, along with Belmont Park and Aqueduct, which the New York Racing Association operates. Saratoga Race Track is known by the nickname “The Graveyard of Favorites” for its rich history of playing host to some of the racing world’s most spectacular upsets.

Saratoga In Capital Region Of Upstate

Saratoga is loaded with glorious Victorian homes. Consider staying at the Batchelle Mansion Inn, a restored Victorian home in Saratoga Springs and only a 5-minute drive from both the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Saratoga Race Course.

Saratoga Springs Welcome

Saratoga Arms is an award-winning Second Empire brick hotel, situated in the heart of downtown Saratoga and would make for a very memorable stay.  Note that Saratoga hosts some of the best attended art venues in the Capital Region of upstate New York. Saratoga Spa State Park has over 2,000 acres and is highly popular with senior visitors.

I learned in this Guide that Skidmore College is located in Saratoga. I knew of the school, but did not know where it was. This guide takes senior travelers through the city step by step with many great links. Enjoy your time in the Springs.  jeb

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