How to Spend a Dark Tuesday in Saratoga

Dinner Date in on a Dark Tuesday in Saratoga NYSaratoga Springs NY is the place to be in the summertime! While the big draw for many people is Saratoga Racetrack, Tuesdays throughout the race season are “dark” – meaning live horse racing won’t be going on.

So what should you do if you’ve come to Saratoga to enjoy the Racetrack but you have a dark Tuesday to contend with?

Good news! There are dozens of options when it comes to things to do on a dark Tuesday in Saratoga. So many options, in fact, that you’ll probably wish you had even more free time to spend in Saratoga.

Dark Tuesdays in Saratoga: Things To Do

Here are just a few of the many options for how to spend dark Tuesdays in Saratoga:


Saratoga is filled to the brim with amazing restaurants and eateries. Whether you’re looking to dine in or take out, sit down for a fancy meal or grab something casual, you’re sure to find the perfect spot.

Check out this guide to Saratoga dining to learn more about the restaurant options in Saratoga and choose a few you’d like to try on a dark Tuesday this summer!


The Saratoga region is home to a number of local wineries, breweries and distilleries. A dark Tuesday is the perfect time to explore some of these great local establishments. Choose a couple of favorites to check out or plan a full on tour and hit as many as you can in one day. (Here are some tips for planning an Upstate NY wine tour that just might come in handy!)

Learn more about wineries, breweries and distilleries in the Saratoga region.


A dark Tuesday is a perfect opportunity to spend the day exploring all the things Saratoga has to offer besides horse racing. From self guided walking tours in various areas throughout the city to guided tours led by representatives at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, there are numerous options when it comes to exploring Saratoga.

Interested in wandering through Saratoga on your own, or spending some time outside on a Dark Tuesday? Be sure to check out Congress Park and Saratoga Spa State Park! Pack a picnic, go for a hike or a swim, relax on a park bench or under a shady tree with a good book – there are lots of opportunities for outdoor fun right at your fingertips.


There are shopportunities galore in Saratoga! With shops and boutiques throughout the city, you could easily spend day window shopping or treating yourself to clothes, accessories, home goods and more.

Check out this helpful guide to shopping in Saratoga.


There is SO much more than just horses and horse racing to see and do in Saratoga. In fact, one dark Tuesday definitely won’t be enough to explore it all. From concerts and events to family friendly activities, museums, and attractions, there’s something for everyone.

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Enjoy Dark Tuesdays in Saratoga!

Want to make your Saratoga experience truly grand? Enhance your Dark Tuesday with transportation from Premiere.

No matter what you choose to do when the track is closed, we’ve got your transportation needs covered. We know the Saratoga area well and can get you from Point A to Point B easily and in style. You won’t have to worry about navigating, directions, or parking – leave all that to us so you can truly enjoy all Saratoga has to offer on a dark Tuesday.

With our extensive fleet of vehicles, we can handle groups of any size. Whether you’re traveling with a special someone, with your family and kids, or with a large group of friends or colleagues, we make Saratoga transportation easy.

Enjoy every minute of your next Dark Tuesday in Saratoga. Give us a call at (518) 459-6123 to make your reservation or request a quote online!