Praise and Recognition for Saratoga Springs, New York

For decades the city was a summer hotspot because of “health, history and horses,” a mantra developed in recognition of world-renowned natural springs and premier thoroughbred racing, but today it stands as a year-round tourist destination of international acclaim. The evolution took time, local investment and a commitment to building a strong base of attractions. Now Saratoga Springs is a city with something for all seasons. Its diversity has received numerous accolades, including recognition for being a great winter city, a community for young people and home to an amazing main street.

Saratoga continues to grow as a year round global destination for meetings & conferences. The emergence of the region as the global hub for semiconductor innovation and manufacturing has created a surge in tech-related conference business. Saratoga continues to thrive as a “City in the Country”.

awards

2017
-10 Spa Getaways to Melt Away Your Winter Chills, I LOVE NY
-20 Best Girlfriend Getaways You can Take Without a Passport, TripAdvisor

2016
 – Meeting and Conventions Magazine Gold Service Award, Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau
– 50 best small cities and towns in America (#11), American City & Country
– Best small city to live in New York ( #11/1268), WalletHub
– Best Mom & Pop Restaurants in US (Country Corner Café), Food Network
– Best Main Street Winners: 2016 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards (#7)
– 7 Favorite Upstate New York Getaways for Families (Central New York), Mommy Poppins
– Lucky Enough in Saratoga Springs, Article in AAA World Magazine

2015
– Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award for one of the best Convention & Visitors Bureau’s in the Northeast US
– Meetings & Conventions Magazine Gold Service Award, Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau
– Saratoga Performing Arts Center named #1 outdoor music venue in the nation by USA Today and 10 Best readers’ poll

2014
– Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award for one of the best Convention & Visitors Bureau’s in the Northeast US
– HSMAI’s Adrian Award for 2014 Saratoga Chowderfest event

2013
– Chowderfest wins the American Marketing Association/NY Capital Region Chapter’s People’s Choice Award
– Nerd Wallet’s list of “Best Cities in New York for Young Families”
– Boston Globe article: “Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a perennial favorite”
– Third best Irish pub in the world according to Ireland of the Welcomes magazine readers

2012
– ABC’s list of 10 best “4th of July Small-Town Celebrations”
– CNN’s list of “Five hideaways that aren’t the Hamptons”
– Travel and Leisure magazine’s list of “America’s Greatest Main Streets”
– The New York City Ballet at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center was part of
– Vogue’s “30 Days of Summer” feature

2011
– Livability.com’s list of “Top 10 Winter Cities”
– A trip to Saratoga Springs was featured on “The Price is Right”
– Ranked one of the healthiest counties in New York State
– Featured in Huffington Post article: “Saratoga Springs: Mineral Baths, Museums and Homemade Potato Chips”
– Featured in NBC New York piece: “Forget the Beach: The Real Action is in Saratoga”