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Senior-Friendly Saratoga Springs Events

If you are a senior looking for a place to retire, consider Saratoga Springs, New York. From museums to art, there are many reasons to move here.

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If you are looking for a senior-friendly city to retire in, historic Saratoga Springs might be the answer. From thoroughbred horse racing to state parks, wineries, and an antique car museum, this scenic town in upstate New York has much to offer.

Let’s take a closer look at the destinations and events older adults who call Saratoga Springs home are sure to enjoy.

What to Do in Saratoga Springs, New York

  • Mineral baths and spas

One attraction that draws visitors to this area is the city’s naturally carbonated mineral waters. Known for their great taste and healing properties, these waters have led to a thriving spa and salon business. From mineral baths to rejuvenating massages, seniors can enjoy the restorative health benefits of the area’s popular spas.

  • Thoroughbred racing and horse shows

Horse lovers will enjoy the many events hosted in Saratoga and the surrounding communities. A popular one is thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course. Sports Illustrated has deemed this historic track one of the greatest sporting venues of the 20th century.

  • Museums

Among the many cultural destinations to enjoy in the area are a wide variety of museums. They include Saratoga Automobile Museum, National Museum of Dance, New York State Military Museum, The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, and many more.

  • Art galleries

For seniors pursuing creative projects during retirement, the abundance of art galleries in Saratoga Springs might be especially appealing. From glassblowing to crafts and fine arts, there are galleries for all tastes.

  • Parks and gardens

Nature has a way of nurturing the body, mind, and spirit. For older adults looking to spend time outdoors, Saratoga Springs offers many opportunities. A few of the most popular include Saratoga Spa State Park, Congress Park, and Yaddo Gardens.

  • Wineries and craft beer

Another fun way to spend an afternoon with friends is enjoying one of the area’s wineries or following the Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail. Dedicated to promoting local craft breweries, distilleries, cideries, and wineries, exploring the trail is a great way to learn more about the area and local businesses.

  • Bountiful restaurants

Who doesn’t love lunch or dinner out with friends? The good news is this area is home to restaurants that meet every taste and preference. From fine dining at The Blue Hen or 15 Church, to casual dining at the historic Olde Bryan Inn, or light fare at folk music industry favorite Caffè Lena, retirees in Saratoga Springs will find many restaurants to explore.

Retire at The Wesley Community in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs is also home to The Wesley Community, a senior living community offering a full continuum of care. If you choose to retire here, you’ll benefit from a wide range of services and amenities. One of the most popular is our transportation program.

Residents of The Wesley can take advantage of our transportation services to go on outings to local destinations, restaurants, and shopping centers. Call us at (518) 587-3600 to learn more or schedule a private tour!

The Wesley Community