What to Do in Saratoga Springs

Downtown Saratoga Springs, NYJust beyond The Gideon Putnam and Roosevelt Baths & Spa, Saratoga offers an engaging array of recreational choices that are perfect complements to the spa's transforming treatments and amenities.

With shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and Saratoga Spa State Park at hand, The Gideon Putnam is the perfect starting line for upstate New York adventures, attractions, and activities.

Experience What Saratoga, NY Has To Offer

Race horses stampeding towards the finish line.Saratoga offers a wealth of diversions, from the worlds of arts and culture to world-class horse racing, four-season recreation, and, of course, the mineral springs that started it all. There is a vibrant and diverse live music scene in Saratoga, including the legendary Café Lena, where many famous folk stars played to "a different drum" in the tumultuous 1960's, and continue to inspire audiences today.

Vibrant Saratoga Springs offers a varied collection of restaurants, bars, nightlife, and ways to play after the sun sets. It's all minutes away from The Gideon Putnam and accessible via our complimentary guest shuttles (available seasonally during racing season). Other notable locations nearby include the National Racing Hall of Fame, Yaddo (a retreat for artists located on a beautiful 400-acre estate), the Saratoga History Museum, and an outdoor Farmer's Market (available April 1 to Thanksgiving).

Saratoga Musician entertaining at night.The Saratoga Performing Arts Center® (SPAC) is the famed covered outdoor amphitheater located close to The Gideon Putnam inside Saratoga Spa State Park. SPAC is the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York City Ballet and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In addition, SPAC offers world-class concerts, festivals, and events, including the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival, during its annual season.

Conveniently located less than a 10-minute walk from The Gideon Putnam, SPAC is a great night out for guests to see some of the biggest stars in music in a legendary Upstate New York setting. Travel to see your favorite band perform and stay at The Gideon Putnam, and check out a great show during your New York vacation in Saratoga.

The Saratoga Springs region is also home to a number of local breweries! The closest breweries to Gideon Putnam are Druthers Brewing Company, Racing City Brewing Co, and Artisinal Brew Works.

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"Beautiful property with a backdrop to a state park, Golf course and Saratoga Performing Arts Center(SPAC). Wonderful staff. Busy place with lots to offer to keep you entertained. Rooms were very inviting and comfortable."
- Cynthia, Expedia.com - July, 2022