John Boyd Thacher State Park
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Discover a fascinating mix of attractions and architectural styles, surrounded by tranquil farms, woodlands and scenic lakes, including the 29-mile-long Great Sacandaga.
Saratoga Race Course, America's oldest sporting venue (1864) is rated a World's Top 10 Sporting Venue by Sports Illustrated. Thoroughbred racing takes off in July and runs through Labor Day. Saratoga Casino & Raceway presents thrilling harness racing, gaming, and top comedians and musicians. For a unique experience, discover the beauty and excitement of world-class Saratoga Polo.
In Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Performing Arts Center presents the NYC Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and rock and jazz concerts. Explore the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame and the park's mineral springs, and then relax in the Roosevelt Baths & Spa at the Gideon Putnam Resort. Downtown Broadway, with great shops and restaurants, was named one of America's Greatest Main Streets by Travel+Leisure. Saratoga National Historical Park brings Revolutionary War history to life.
Opulent theaters include The Palace in Albany and Proctor's in Schenectady. The 1875 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall attracts world-class musicians. Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany and Curtain Call Theatre in Latham get rave reviews. Families love Valley Cats baseball games at Bruno Stadium. Folk art and events at Slate Valley Museum in Granville celebrate the immigrants who worked in local quarries.
In Albany, tour the magnificent New York State Capitol. Exhibits at the New York State Museum highlight birds of New York, historic fire engines, and the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and recovery. Dutch Apple Cruises offer sightseeing tours on the Hudson River.
Craft breweries include Saratoga Springs' award-winning Druthers Brewing Company, with a brewpub in Albany, and Brown's Brewing Company in Troy, with a taproom and speakeasy-style bar. Tours at Albany Distilling Company highlight their 19th- and early 20th-century-style rums and whiskeys.
For more information visit: Capital Saratoga Regional Tourism Office