Look below of information about the city of Saratoga Springs, the fabulous Saratoga Spa State Park, and the Saratoga Racecourse. This is a wonderful place to visit and it’s only a few hours drive from NYC or Boston. Go. The horse racing season lasts 40 days and ends Labor Day Weekend. I had the best-ever ice cream here…and all meals were A+…plus Uncommon Grounds Coffee Shop is a perfect place to recharge and to meet people.