50 Things to Do in Saratoga County This Summer

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Are you looking for fun?  Here are 50 options for you and your family to do this summer in Saratoga County!  Add your ideas below in the comments section.  Happy Summer-

50 Summer

  1. Go the track!  Our Saratoga Race Course Family Guide has what you need to know before you go!
  2. Go to a free or discounted movie. Both Regal and Bow Tie Cinemas have specials this summer.
  3. Take a hike and check out the Western Ridge Trail or some of the area fire towers
  4. Put a colorful wreath on your front door and get a funky new welcome mat.
  5. Make an easy dinner, then check out a new ice cream spot for dessert!
  6. Pack a picnic and head to Moreau Lake State Park for the day. You can take a hike, sit on the beach, swim and play on the playground!
  7. Try Family Saturday at the Tang Museum, beginning on July 12th.
  8. Go Green(er)!  Learn about organic skincare from Organiworks, hit up  Healthy Living Market, or shop for some home improvement items at Green Conscience.
  9. Select a couple books from Northshire Bookstore to read this summer.  Have a friend read the same books so you can meet and discuss. Need some ideas? Check out our Mama Book Review Series!
  10. Get yourself a spray tan from Island Mist Tanning!
  11. Get a pedicure!  We love Sanctuary Spa in Saratoga (splurge) or Make Me Fabulous in Ballston Spa (save)
  12. Check out a new museum!  CMOST, Adirondack Museum, or NYS Museum
  13. Visit a local pool, the Peerless and Victoria Pools are open everyday beginning June 28th!
  14. Call a mom friend you haven’t seen in a while and set up a playdate.
  15. Experiment with a bold new hair color or style!
  16. Find a yoga studio in Saratoga County and start a new exercise routine.
  17. Plan a trip to Magic Forest in Lake George.
  18. Learn how to use more than the ‘auto’ setting on your digital camera.  Check out these tips on how to take better photographs AND learn how to best organize those digital memories.
  19. Hit up your favorite farmers’ market and try a new recipe, like our fave Farm to Table Frittata.
  20. Spend a day as a tourist!  Go to the Saratoga Visitors Center across from Congress Park and do a self-guided walking tour, learn about the mineral springs, and get out and enjoy spring in Saratoga!
  21. Looking to get back into the fitness routine after baby?  We love Baby Boot Camp with Britta Hogue because she’s super motivating and the class is great for fitness meets fun.  Also check out our brand new fitness series!
  22. Don’t fear the rain, embrace it!  Gear up and let the kids go wild splashing in puddles and searching for frogs.
  23. Grab some girlfriends and plan a Mama Night Out at Saratoga Paint and Sip!
  24. Run a 5K!  Here’s a Couch to 5K training program to help!
  25. Check out Sunnyside Gardens in Saratoga for their amazing selection of flowers.  Deck your porch out with some bright colors and be happy every time you come home.
  26. Download a garage sale app like Yard Sale Treasure Map on your smartphone and find some treasures!  Make sure you have cash on hand and be prepared to pick up a trinket or two for the kiddos.
  27. Get pinning!  Use Pinterest boards to store your dream vacations, home, fashion, food, lifestyle, crafts, and more.  It’s inspiration gone wild on Pinterest!
  28. Are your kids musically inclined?  Take a tour of Modern Day Music’s Rock School in Clifton Park and learn about their programs and unique teaching style.
  29. Commit to learning about saving money and coupons.  Check out our blogger Jen from Inspiring Savings to get the weekly scoop on what’s on sale and where!
  30. Plan a long weekend and visit Rochester’s National Museum of Play.
  31. Plan a day trip to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse.
  32. Shop for toys locally and support our favorite local kids store, G. Willikers.
  33. Go shopping for you!  In downtown Saratoga, we love Violet’s and Stella’s, Piper, Miss Scarlett, and Lucia.  If you have to bring your little one, keep them quiet with a treat from Plum Dandy!
  34. Get inspired by one of our amazing Inspirational Moms!
  35. Have you backed up your digital files recently?  Do you have those precious baby pictures stored somewhere other than your personal computer?  It’s time for some file management and backup!
  36. Try a new Saratoga restaurant for your next date nigth!  A few that we’ve enjoyed recently:  Harvest and Hearth, Henry St. Taproom, Maestro’s (always good), Boca Bistro, Izumi for Thai, and El Mexicana for yummy Mexican.
  37. Mama’s with stroller kids, try doing a PJ walk at night.  After dinner and bath, put the PJ’s on, grab a blanket and go for a nice walk in the evening and enjoy some quiet time together.  Bring your hubby too!
  38. Go to the Drive-In movie theater, there is one in Malta and Glens Falls.
  39. Grab a blanket, books, bubbles and snacks for an afternoon of stories and simple fun in the park.
  40. Start meal planning!  I mean, really start meal planning.  We love the tips and ideas from Janelle at Domestically Seasoned.  She shared them in her Meal Planning 101 post. Check out some fun summer recipes from Jodi Fitz to help you get started!
  41. Create an outdoor oasis where you can enjoy meals, where the kids can play, and you can kick back with a good book.
  42. See how many nights in a row you can use only your grill instead of heating up the entire kitchen with the stove.
  43. Participate in the month long Where’s Waldo? Event with Northshire Bookstore and other downtown businesses. Begins July 1st
  44. Attend a Thursday night Concert in the Park in Ballston Spa.
  45. Enjoy one of Tang Museum’s Upbeat on the Roof free concerts!
  46. Go to the Saratoga County Fair, July 22nd-July 27th
  47. Have the kids round up all the loose change in the house and take a carousel ride in Congress Park
  48. Shop our Top 10 Must-Have items at Healthy Living Market and try a new recipe!
  49. Go playground hopping using our Park and Playground Guide
  50. Contemplate cleaning the dirt from under your fingernails, or simply enjoy a good night’s sleep after a long, adventurous summer day.

Happy Summer in Saratoga from SaratogaMama!  

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