Things To Do In Saratoga Springs For Mother's Day

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The capital region hosts many attractions throughout its diverse town and cities that surround Albany NY. Saratoga Springs sits just north of the pack and offers a rich and long history as a health resort and host to yearly racing meets that bring in celebrity guests at “the oldest race track in America". Beyond the Saratoga Race Course, which doesn’t kick off until the end of July, is a charming town filled with mom and pop shops, relaxing nature retreats and exquisite dining experiences. 

Saratoga Springs first claim to fame was its quality mineral baths and pools that offer health-enhancing minerals and incredible healing qualities. These baths are open to the public and are dispersed throughout one of the many beautiful parks that contribute to Saratoga’s relaxing atmosphere! Saratoga Springs fuses nature and metro life in perfect harmony to offer you the best of both worlds. 

What are your best options for Mother's Day?

Whether you decide a stroll through a park, a picnic, spa experience, wine tasting (or mineral springs tasting for those who do not wish to partake in alcohol), or the more common brunch date is more ideal - here are a few ideas to host mom on her special day in Saratoga Springs for Mother's Day.  

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The Gideon Putnam

Be one of the first to see the remodeled interior while feeding mom an exquisite buffet to include Pulled Lamb Shank, Rosemary Cabernet Demiglace Roast Salmon and Lemon Sauce Lobster Mac and Cheese! Every Mom who attends will be entered to win a Total Body Bliss package and receive a coupon for 10% off services at Roosevelt Baths & Spa (only good on Monday - Thursday) Serving from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Call 518-415-7732 to Reserve Your Seats. View Menu Here

The Blue Hen

Tucked in the back of the Adelphi Hotel and its $34 million dollar renovation that took 4 years, is this sun-soaked, old world, bright restaurant that alludes to a more casual experience but delivers a prestigious experience for your palette. Their Mother’s Day brunch includes luxurious raw bar items such as oysters, chilled calamari, pastrami smoked salmon, ceviche. For their carving station, mom can dine on truffled hen, prime rib, Crown of Pork, or wood- red salmon on planks, with many options in between! Serving from 9 AM to 3 PM View Menu Here

The Brook Tavern

Located within walking distance to Congress Park, this old 1800’s horse carriage factory was retrofitted into a unique restaurant where casual and formal dining converge. Family friendly with a diverse menu such as Seafood Paella, Blackened Haddock Tacos, and Oysters to please a seasoned palette while also offering a Tavern burger, Steaks and a kids menu to please everyone. The tavern is offering an al-a-carte Mother’s Day menu from 10 AM to 3 PM View Menu Here


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The Thirsty Owl

Located on the corner of South Broadway and Lincoln Avenue this winery offers tastings of more than 20 different wines. Awarded the Governor's Cup and John Rose award for their wines that are produced on the shores of Cayuga Lake, on their family-owned winery, this establishment delivers an informative and fun tasting. Our team highly recommends their Sangria!  Located at 184 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs.                                             

The Saratoga Winery

Travel 4 miles west of downtown Saratoga and you will discover this gem! Pairing chocolate and cheese with your experience, this rustic Adirondack styled winery is sure to please all! Not a wine drinker? No worries, they also offer a beer tasting for those who would rather partake in that experience. Their wines use hand-selected grapes from the Finger Lakes and process them using century old wine-making techniques to produce a delightful variation sure to please everyone! Aside from their extensive wine list, they offer wood-fired pizzas and delectable starters such as Warm Brie and Crostini, Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms and Bruschetta Rustico. Located at 462 State Route 29 West, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. View Menu Here

Or for a fun twist on tastings - try the Mineral Springs Tasting Tour - Map of the Mineral Springs


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Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness

Using only 100% natural, certified-organic products, this eco-friendly spa delivers a thought out approach to ensure your experience is as relaxed and luxurious as possible. The modern facility offers steam rooms, sauna, private locker rooms, personal robes and slippers, raindrop showers, and a relaxation solarium, with a lovely panoramic view over the treetops, where you can enjoy organic herbal tea, cucumber water, and a light snack before or after your services. The spa is offering a Mother’s Day special as well! View Services Here  

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Special event

Sunnyside Gardens

Saratoga’s largest retail plant operation and garden center that opened in 1982 that offers a diverse selection of perennials, annuals, veggies and many decorative hanging baskets. They offer fun activities in the fall to include hayrides and train rides paired with their pick-your-own pumpkin patches and cider donuts for a wonderful family experience. They are offering a fun “Make it for Mom” kids event on Saturday, April 28th, and 29th. Children can design and plant a container garden during this event, Sunnyside will then take care of the plants until the day before or day of Mother’s Day when you go back and pick it up! Make it for Mom Details