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Travel Review – Saratoga Springs Downtown

This last weekend we went back to Stefan’s hometown of Saratoga Springs NY.  If you’ve never been to Saratoga, it’s on my must-visit list. Excellent food, great shopping, and extreme quaintness to boot. There is also the racetrack in late summer funny hats and all. There is also plenty of arts and culture with the Saratoga Opera and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center nearby. It is the summer residence for the NYC Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition there is a yearly Jazz festival and tons of more popular music concerts.








Every time we go back, I fall in love with this town a little more.

We had a great time with all the kiddos.  Each of Stefan’s brothers have a 5 year old girl and a 3 year old boy.  The four of them get along great and are great friends. We played “Keep the ball up” for a good long time in the backyard at Mimmi and Poppi’s house.


Our niece Gabby is looking healthy and happy after some very serious medical problems over the last 6 months. It was wonderful to see her running and playing…and eating. She is putting away the food like I have never seen which was very refreshing to see.


Even without the cute Kiddos, Saratoga is a must see if you are an old house aficionado. Both of Stefan’s brothers and his parents have amazing houses which I’m sure I’ll have a chance to show you at some point but the real treat is just walking down the streets around town. Row after row of turn of the century beautiful houses.

We’ll be heading back again this summer and I’ll be sure to show you more of the town. Tomorrow I’ll be posting a photo review of the Yaddo Gardens. It’s a treat for the eyes let me tell you!


  1. 6/18/2013 | 1:45 pm Permalink

    Long sleeves and jackets. Wow. We are sweltering already at 99 and it is not even summer yet.

    • 6/18/2013 | 5:48 pm Permalink

      It’s been rainy here and cool at night. We’re supposed to get into the 90s this weekend.