Saratoga, NY Is the Perfect Destination for a Romantic Valentine’s Escape and Fun Winter Festivals

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Whether you are looking for a relaxing escape, a romantic getaway or exciting winter events, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce wants you to visit Upstate New York's premiere destination for winter fun.

Visitors enjoying Chowderfest

Saratoga Springs, New York will host Winterfest Week, The Flurry Festival, Saratoga Beer Week, outdoor family fun and more this winter. Visitors can also experience a romantic escape for Valentine’s Day with special Valentine’s stay packages as well as great winter and romance packages.

The popular mid-winter, Saratoga tradition is a week-long Winter festival with fun family activities from January 30 through February 8, 2015. The ever-growing Chowderfest, is always a favorite event with dozens of area restaurants and establishment vying for the Best Chowder award. Other events include the Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic pond hockey tournament, wine and beer tasting, outdoor winter events and more. For more information and stay packages, visit http://www.discoversaratoga.org.

Soothing spas, fine dining, vibrant nightlife, boutique shopping and more all nestled into the charming, old-world ambience lends to a perfect getaway. Saratoga is the place for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day weekend or a romantic winter trip. Select Saratoga lodging properties are offering wonderful romance and Valentine’s Day stay packages.

Saratoga will host a culturally, unique event celebrating all dance forms, including Contra, Swing, Salsa, Square, Clogging and Waltz. For over 25 years, The Flurry has been entertaining music and dance lovers and will again this year, with over 300 performers in 5 venues for more than 250 events. It will take place February 13-15, 2015. For more information, visit http://www.flurryfestival.org.

An intimate theater experience awaits visitors with Home Made Theater’s production of “The Complete History of America (Abridged). Enjoy slapstick comedy as this favorite pokes at just about every turn of this country’s founding, weekends February 13 through March 1, 2015. For more information and performance schedule, go to http://www.homemadetheater.org.

Saratoga Beer Week is a popular event featuring beer, beer and more beer. Beer Week, which takes place February 17-21, 2015, is headquartered in the Saratoga Springs City Center. Beer lovers will experience over 30 events. Those of age will enjoy taste-testing, seminars, food & beer pairing, pub crawl and so much more. For more information and schedule of events, visit http://www.saratogabeerweek.com.

Back by popular demand is the Gore Mountain Snow Train. On select dates this January through March 2015, skiers visiting Saratoga can take advantage of this roundtrip train ride to North Creek, with meals and snacks available onboard. For more information go online to http://www.sncsnowtrain.com or call 877-726-7245.

Nestled in the Foothills of the Adirondacks, Saratoga is known as a host of numerous, outdoor winter activities for all levels of experience, young or old. Thousands of acres in National, State and local parks, lakes and nature preserves lends to countless hours of hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, skating and so much more.

Other events include Hattie’s Mardi Gras, Saratoga National Historical Park’s Frost Faire, other area Winterfest events, and expos. There are also many winter romance, spa and getaway packages available to meet the needs of visitors. To learn more about Saratoga County including calendar of events, lodging and restaurants or for a free travel guide, go online to http://www.saratoga.org or call 1-800-526-8970.

About Saratoga, New York

Saratoga’s attractions and spectacular scenery have made it a premier Northeast destination for centuries. Located approximately three hours from New York, Montreal and Boston, Saratoga features world-class horse racing, the performing arts, gaming, polo, award-winning golf courses, museums – including three National museums, a National Battlefield, Victorian architecture, great shopping, plentiful outdoor activities and so much more.

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