Money Magazine recently said it best, “One thing to remember about Rochester is that it has the sophistication of a larger metro area, but not the congestion or the complications.” Named “Best Small City” in America by the nationally recognized magazine, Rochester merges a cosmopolitan atmosphere with Midwestern hospitality giving convention attendees a most memorable experience. As the Northwestern gateway to New York’s Finger lakes, Rochester is part of a splendid region ranked by Money Magazine as one of the 10 “best places to vacation,” and called a “serendipitous and surprising getaway” by USA Today. So, we’ll boast a little more-recently, Expansion Management Magazine ranked Rochester as number one among metropolitan areas having the best Quality of Life in the Nation. In addition, Places Rated Almanac ranked Rochester as the sixth best place to live in America in its just released 25th anniversary edition.
Once you arrive in Rochester, you’ll be delighted at your discoveries. Its people and places live up to their top rankings for friendliness, family fun and memorable getaways. Rochester is a mid-size city that maintains a small-town feeling, and it’s easy to get around by car or public transportation. (Note: all city buses have bike racks). Find out why Saratoga Springs NY is the perfect location for your event! Saratoga is ideal not only because lodging accommodates groups of all sizes, but also because attractions located in Saratoga County are priceless. With events happening year round, planning for any season is a breeze with help from the professional staff at the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau. We can provide years of experience coupled with love for the area and a passion is to assist you in planning an unforgettable gathering.
Please use our vacation planner to be contacted by our renowned Virtuoso Travel Agents, or just call: Travelwizard.com : 1 415 827 4981 or 1-415-446-5252 between 8:00 am and 5:00 Pacific Standard Time.
Whether you book a stay in a hotel, motel or bed and breakfast in Saratoga, your guests will always have something to do as everything is within a 10 minute walking circle. Restaurants, museums, horse racing, sporting events and dining possibilities are everywhere! Meeting planners, please contact the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau for help in coordinating, organizing and planning your next event.
Adirondack Trust Company during the holiday season.
Discover Saratoga! Attractions, activities, sight seeing and one-of-a-kind events are what make Saratoga Springs a perfect four-season destination for company meetings, conventions, trade shows or group gatherings.
Spring into Saratoga!
Spring in Saratoga Springs in Upstate NY is a glorious season of fresh air and warm sweet sunshine! Spring in the Spa City offers an eclectic choice of fun and unique events, from the opening of the Saratoga Springs Farmers Market, to the energy and excitement surrounding the seasonal opening of the Home Made Theater.
Summer in the SPA City
This is Saratoga in full bloom! Thoroughbred horse racing is at its peak, polo, world-class dining, music, dance, art and entertainment are everywhere! Explore historic Saratoga Spa State Park, take a walking tour and sample the historic mineral springs sprinkled throughout the city, or treat yourself to a round of Saratoga golf! Saratoga Performing Arts Center is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York City Ballet, and a full complement of contemporary artists perform throughout the summer months. Take a stroll and see the historic and magnificent turn-of-the-century homes of North Broadway where the great and gracious spent their summers.
Spectacular Fall Foliage
Stunning fall colors blanket the Spa City and the nearby Adirondack mountains. The pace of life is a bit slower…strolling the streets of downtown Saratoga is a leisurely activity. The Beekman Street Arts District is awash in the colors of the season, and you may find yourself lingering over dinner and savoring that last cup of gourmet coffee or glass of fine wine. Must-see Saratoga attractions include the amazing National Museum of Racing and the National Museum of Dance, or treat yourself to a tour of the Tang Museum at Skidmore College. The Balloon Festival in nearby Glens Falls is an unforgettable sight and a photographer’s dream!
The elegant Victorian influence of Saratoga is front and center as the winter season approaches. The streets are decorated in holiday finery, shops are dressed in lush greenery, and there is a glow of twinkling lights. The annual Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk is a holiday tradition, as Broadway is closed to traffic. Shopping in Saratoga is a real treat: be sure to bring home a Peppermint Pig to everyone on your list, a Saratoga Springs tradition that just can’t be ignored! First Night in Saratoga is a not-to-be-missed event, with family exhibits and performances, revelry and fireworks!
Skiing and snow boarding can be found nearby! The many trails in Saratoga Spa State Park are open for Cross country skiing or snowshoeing, and the nearby Adirondack region boasts thousands of miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
Famous sites blend with charming neighborhoods and historic canal towns to create a mosaic of attractions to visit. Our museums are first rate-displaying everything from the Berenstain Bears to Ansel Adams-and festivals of all kinds are plentiful. Explore Rochester at the High Falls, a 96-ft. urban waterfall, or via downtown self-guided tours. Cruise, bike or hike, on the original Erie Canal path while visiting great restaurants, shops and quaint villages along the way.
Rochester —renowned world of art, theater, music, photography, history, nature and play!
From standing in the parlor where Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting, to listening to great jazz on the streets-Rochester is filled with museums, attractions, music, theater, festivals, sports, special events and more. There is always something to see & do in entertaining Rochester.
If you are returning to Rochester for another amazing visit, or if this is your first time, you may want to plan your visit so that you won’t miss some of the following special events taking place in the area this fall, winter and spring.