Destination guide

Indulge in the luxury of Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs has been one of New York’s, and indeed the nation’s, favorite vacation destinations for decades. Named for the many natural mineral springs of the area, there are plenty of fabulous spas where you can spend a day being pampered. You never have to stray far from Saratoga Springs vacation rentals to enjoy the great outdoors: there’s a wealth of activities to enjoy, from horseback riding to kayaking. Add to this the upscale shopping and fine dining, and you have all the makings of a fantastic vacation!

Things to do

Discover the horse racing heritage of Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs has an abundance of family-friendly attractions to discover. One of the highlights is Saratoga Racetrack, which is open during the summer. If gambling isn’t your thing, the historic grandstand and electric atmosphere make it an exciting day out for any family. To explore more of the horse racing heritage of Saratoga Springs, be sure to visit the National Museum of Racing. Fans of horse racing will love it! If you’re new to the sport, there’s still plenty for you to enjoy. If you’re visiting with kids, head on over to The Children’s Museum.


Unwind by the lake in Saratoga Springs

The stunning Saratoga Lake plays host to some superb outdoor activities. Take a boat tour across the calm waters, a guided kayaking trip, or spend a relaxing day fishing. Back on dry land, there’s even more to do. Saratoga Spa State Park has gentle trails that are suitable for all the family, and there’s also a golf course if you want to practice your swing. For a bird’s eye view of Saratoga County and the majestic Adirondack Mountains, charter a private hot air balloon ride; perfect for families or for couples seeking a romantic adventure.


Enjoy the perfect summer getaway in Saratoga Springs

The winter here can be bitterly cold, so visitors wanting to fully enjoy the many outdoor activities may want to consider booking their Saratoga Springs vacation rentals during the spring, summer, or fall. The summer months, June-August, have the highest temperatures averaging around 70°F. The hot weather brings in the biggest crowds, so visit in spring and fall if you want a quieter experience. May enjoys high temperatures of around 72°F, while September and October have favorable conditions that are perfect for exploring the great outdoors, without the crowds.

Natural features

Escape the city in Saratoga Springs

It may be difficult to leave the Saratoga Springs vacation rentals because of their high-quality amenities, but the city plays host to many fabulous parks offering escapism and the chance to connect with nature. Saratoga Spa State Park is the most popular, but there are many others to explore, such as the City of Saratoga Springs Waterfront Park—an idyllic setting for a family picnic. For a true oasis in the heart of the city, be sure to visit Yaddo Gardens. The picturesque grounds are split into two, with a lower garden inspired by Italian and French Renaissance styles, and an upper garden featuring woodlands and fountains.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Saratoga Springs

The nearest airport is in Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County), located 17.2 mi (27.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Glens Falls, NY (GFL-Floyd Bennett Memorial), which is 20.2 mi (32.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Saratoga Springs Station.

Where to stay around Saratoga Springs?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 444 vacation rentals near Saratoga Springs. From 317 Houses to 19 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Saratoga Springs for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Saratoga Springs?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Saratoga Springs. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Saratoga Race Course: 517 vacation rentals
  • Saratoga Springs City Center: 523 vacation rentals
  • Saratoga Performing Arts Center: 517 vacation rentals
  • Saratoga Casino and Raceway: 516 vacation rentals
  • Skidmore College: 540 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saratoga Springs listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Saratoga Springs?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 317 Houses in Saratoga Springs. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Saratoga Springs include:

  • Cabins: 19 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 60 rentals available
  • Cottages: 19 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Saratoga Springs?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 82 vacation rentals with pool available in Saratoga Springs. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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