Spotlight on Saratoga: Our Saratoga Picks! | Greenwich Moms

For those of you looking for a fun, family getaway in August, check out our Spotlight on Saratoga!

To Stay:

Adelphi Hotel
Tip: the location in the heart of town couldn’t be better but eat elsewhere. The service at the hotel’s Blue Hen restaurant leaves much to be desired. Timing is everything when dining with your kids!

The Pavilion Grand
Tip: it can be a little loud at night because it’s located next to a very popular bar but the rooms are amazing

Embassy Suites
Tip: reserve the 2 queen, 2-room corner suite- top floor. It’s quiet, spacious, has a pull out couch and small kitchen. The hotel also has a swimming pool!


To Eat:

Breakfast Pick:
Sweet Mimi’s
Tip: get there on the early side (before 9 – it opens at 8) to avoid waiting

Lunch Pick:
Mrs. London’s for their sandwiches or neighboring Max London’s for their pizza

Dinner Pick:

Salt & Char
The best steak we’ve had in a while!
Tip: make an early reservation and request outdoor seating upon arrival

On the Go Pick:
Uncommon Grounds for delicious bagels and coffee


To Do:
Kids activities within Walking Distance to all hotels listed:

Children’s Museum

Creative Sparks – Paint Pottery

Congress Park and Carousel
G. Willikers Toys & Games

Honey Tasting


Tips for the Track

Bring a stroller if your kids are little
Visit the paddock to get a closer look at the horses
Have your kids pick some horses and put a small wager in to add to the excitement of the races


Know before you go!

Now through Labor Day (no racing on Tuesdays)
Children 12 and under are free every day throughout the meet when accompanied by an adult.
General and Grandstand tickets get you closest to the action but it’s not a covered area

Vendor Picks:
Dunkin Donuts
Shake Shack
Pizza truck

Kids Playground
Browse the Tents


Travers Day: August 25, 2018
Travers Day, featuring the legendary Travers Stakes (which dates back to 1864), is the most popular day of the Saratoga summer racing meet. Nicknamed Saratoga’s Midsummer Derby, the Travers Stakes is a Grade 1, $1,250,000 race for 3-year-olds, traditionally held on the last Saturday in August each year.


Visit Lake George for a Day:

Fort William Henry

Lake George Steamboat Cruise

Mini Golf

Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom



Want to break up the 3 hour trip from Greenwich?

Check out America’s Favorite Family Resort, Rocking Horse Ranch!

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