Rivers Ledge is a peaceful oasis for you to call home, but it’s also close to some of the most exciting locations in Upstate NY. One of those vibrant cities within driving distance of the luxury apartments at Rivers Ledge is Saratoga Springs, famous for its thoroughbred racing, rich history, and mineral springs. Check out these five reasons you’ll love living just 40 minutes from the Spa City!
Delicious and Varied Cuisine
Saratoga has loads of fantastic restaurants, ranging from casual to eclectic to fine dining, and beyond. Choose from options like Wheatfields, which is famous for its exquisite Italian dishes, handmade from fresh local ingredients, and Harvey’s Restaurant and Bar, where Irish cheer will greet you as soon as you walk in the door.
A variety of local taverns, bars, and speakeasies offer everything from sommelier-selected menus, like at the Adelphi Wine & Beer Garden, to cozy, elevated environments with unique cocktails, like at Hamlet & Ghost. Because Rivers Ledge is close by, it’s easy to pop up to Saratoga Springs for dinner and drinks any night of the week.
Saratoga Race Course
When one thinks of Saratoga Springs, the Race Course is often one of the first things that comes to mind. Typically, the historic thoroughbred racetrack offers live racing Wednesday through Sunday from mid-July through Labor Day. Watch the horses compete on dirt and turf, place a bet on your favorite steed, enjoy trackside dining, and dress up if you’d like—summer hats, sundresses, and collared shirts are still very much tradition and part of the Race Course experience for many.
Natural Springs and Mineral Baths
Another famous aspect of Saratoga is its natural mineral springs, which are said to have curative powers. The springs can be found throughout the city, and visitors are welcome to sample the waters for themselves. It’s said that you can detect differences in taste between waters from various springs, so be sure to try several samples!
If you’d prefer a more relaxing mineral spring experience, book a mineral bath at the historic Roosevelt Baths & Spa, and enjoy a satisfying soak.
The Music, Arts and Culture Scene
Saratoga has long been a haven for artists and musicians of all types. The many museums and galleries, such as the Tang at Skidmore College and Saratoga Arts, showcase both local and world-renowned artists. If you still want to get your horse racing fix on “dark days” (when there are no races at the track), you can head to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, which provides an in-depth look at the history of thoroughbred racing and its impact on our culture.
If you’re looking for music, there are open mic nights in the area, lots of live performances at local bars and venues, or you could snag tickets for big-name concerts at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Plenty of Shopping
Saratoga’s shops and boutiques truly offer everything from locally-made jewelry to high-end clothing, eclectic and vintage wares, books, toys, and almost anything else you could ask for. Just a short drive from home, you’ll find that perfect summer top, a new decoration to add flair to your living room, or a bottle of wine to enjoy after dinner. Plus, spending an afternoon strolling down Broadway and popping into the shops is a favorite pastime of visitors and locals alike.
Schedule a Tour of Rivers Ledge
If you’re ready to experience the best of both worlds with a luxury apartment near Saratoga Springs, contact us to schedule a tour of Rivers Ledge today!