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Saratoga Performing Arts Center Introduction

Renowned as the cultural hub of of upstate New York and beyond, Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is a large amphitheater located in Saratoga Springs, New York, within the grounds of Saratoga Spa State Park. It is the official summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra, both of which are in residence for 2 or 3 weeks during the summer. SPAC also hosts chamber music, jazz, rock and pop concerts, opera, and the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival, as well as overseeing the National Museum of Dance.

Hotels near Saratoga Performing Arts Center

The nearest hotel within walking distance to the center is a 4-star spa hotel with a patio restaurant, but there is a wide choice of hotels in Saratoga Springs. The majority are rated as 3-star hotels, but 2-star and 4-star hotels are also available, as well as quirky B&Bs in historic houses. Most options have free Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast, and many feature pools and restaurants. There's a nearby casino hotel with gaming floors, live entertainment, dining and bars. Winters in this region can get very cold, but it does mean you can get good deals on hotel room rates.

Where to stay near Saratoga Performing Arts Center

As the center is set in the beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park, a good option maybe to stay in the spa hotel within the park, or one of the hotels close by. The park has mineral baths, golf courses, free tennis courts, and several pool areas. With its natural springs, this was a 19th-century vacation retreat for the rich and famous. The nearby Saratoga Springs town center has many independent boutique shops; the main street (Broadway) was named one of the top ten best streets in America in 2012. The area is also famous for its horse racing history.

Things to see near Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga is known for its racing and attracts the enthusiasts during the thoroughbred season, which runs for approximately 5 weeks from July to September. The Saratoga Race Track was built in 1864 and it is the oldest track of its kind in the US. The National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame has interactive exhibits, rare memorabilia and equine art. Saratoga Automobile Museum is also nearby. Saratoga Lake is southeast of Saratoga Springs and has a public boat launch as well as several private marinas. It is popular for its bass fishing, sailing, water skiing and ice fishing.

How to get to Saratoga Performing Arts Center

To drive to the amphitheater, take Interstate 87 and come off at Exit 13N (Saratoga), then follow Route 9 North and follow signs to the entrance of Saratoga Spa State Park. For public transport, the best connections are in the nearby Saratoga Springs town. There’s an Amtrak service as well as the Saratoga and North Creek Railroad from the Saratoga Springs Amtrak station. The Greyhound bus services stops in the town, while Megabus services from New York City stop at the Saratoga Raceway Casino. Albany International Airport is 27 miles away.