Here are a few tips:

  • During race season, make your restaurant reservations well in advance.  Restaurants get booked up for the 7 - 8 time slots because people tend to eat out AFTER the races.  6pm and 9pm time slots are easier to come by.
  • If you are going to go to the club house at the race track, you will need to dress up.  However, if you have decided to do this at the last minute and didn't pack the proper attire, you can buy anything you need on the main street (Broadway) in Saratoga Springs.  There are many shops with beautiful clothes and hats.
  • During race season, plan on spending some time in a sidewalk cafe on Broadway to watch the people who are all dressed up for the races.  There are also great street performers.
  • Don't miss a mineral bath and spa treatment at Lincoln baths.  Before the race track, there were the baths, so it is a very traditional thing to do in this town.
  • If you have kids, don't miss the fully operational antique carousel in Congress Park.