Downtown Saratoga Springs NY on sunny summer day

Things to Do With Kids in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs is a historic, mid-sized city that's perfect for exploring with a family. From Saratoga Lake activities and history tours to the Children's Museum and historic carousel, there's plenty of family-friendly activities and things to do with kids in Saratoga Springs. Our family-friendly Saratoga Springs boutique hotel The Downtowner is located right in the heart of downtown Saratoga, so it's a great home base for exploring the area with kids. Enjoy these recommendations for things to do with kids in Saratoga Springs the next time you're on a lark to this upstate New York destination.

Congress Park Carousel | 32 Spring St, Saratoga Springs | (518) 587-3550

Located in Congress Park, this historic carousel will delight family members of all ages. With 28 hand-carved horses, this carousel was built in 1910 and located at Saratoga Lake until it was moved to Congress Park in 1987. Kids will love the beautiful ponies, the organ music, and the real horse hair tails. Congress Park is a great destination for families too—with plenty of space to picnic, a historic casino, and gardens with fountains and statues.

Saratoga National Historical Park | 648 NY-32, Stillwater | (518) 664-9821

Take the kids to this historic site, where they can explore outdoors while the whole family learns about the Battle of Saratoga. With 22-acres and a 10-mile park loop, there's plenty of space for kids to explore. Start at the Visitors Center, where interactive exhibits and a short film will provide the basics of the battle. Kids will love the big cannons overlooking the battlefield, and the whole family will appreciate the stunning view of the mountains beyond this historic place.

Children's Museum at Saratoga | 69 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs | (518) 584-5540

If the weather takes a turn for the worse or if you want to relax while your kids explore, head to the Children's Museum at Saratoga. For children 7 and under, this hands-on museum is full of play areas that will entertain and educate your child. From an art studio to a science lab, the kids will love all the creative activities here. Ride a trolley, go to the grocery store or play school—the interactive play rooms will keep your kids busy for hours. Enjoy your next family trip to Saratoga Springs!