Saratoga: The Family
Place To Be

by Jennifer Roy

168 pages
ISBN 0-9713069-2-3
5-1⁄4" x 8-1⁄4"
November 2001
Cover Price $12.95


The culture, the beauty, the glamour...Saratoga’s rich heritage, its health, history, and horses have made this upstate city one of the most popular destinations in New York. This guidebook is jam-packed with information, activities, and advice on how families can enjoy Saratoga year-round.

Besides thoroughbred racing, thousands visit the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Battlefield, the museums, Yaddo, the mineral springs, and historic downtown.

Saratoga: The Family Place To Be is comprehensive, educational, and entertaining. It includes:
• Detailed sections on racing, cultural and educational sites, museums, downtown walking tours, and indoor/outdoor family fun.
• Shopping, dining, and lodging.
• Sample itineraries such as The Historical Visit; Horse Lover’s Weekend—racing, dressage, and polo; Tiny Tot’s Tour; Too-Cool Trips for Teens; and Active Family Trip.
• Specific activities for all ages and budgets.
• A ‘travel journal’ where the reader can record their “Saratoga Memories.”
• Appendix describing the history of Saratoga.

What they’re saying about Saratoga: The Family Place To Be

“…absolutely terrific. It’s a wake-up call to the great things that are available in Saratoga. This is something you’ll want to send to your friends or, better yet, keep it at home because there are so many great suggestions!”
Don Weeks WGY NewsRadio 810 Schenectady/Albany during an on air interview with the author.

“… it’s Roy’s intimate knowledge of  the city and its surrounding that make the book a notch above many others. And family adventures will be better for it. Roy’s guide deserves a seat up front before the family sets out.”
Lisa Stevens, Albany Times Union

“Just about anything and everything anyone would want or need to know about Saratoga can be gleaned from the book.”
-Tony Intelisano, Saratoga Business Journal

“Clearly, the book earns its keep in the informational listings of resources available here.”
The Saratogian

“Jennifer Roy has written “Saratoga: The Family Place To Be,” a paperback guidebook packed with information, activities and advice on how families can enjoy Saratoga year-round.”
Schenctady Gazette

“The book has enough details that local people could learn. There are even up-to-date statistics, like the record attendance of 60,486 race fans who attended the Travers Stakes this year at Saratoga Race Course.”
Matthew Sturdevant, The Post-Star

“This book is a fabulous guide to ‘Everything Saratoga.’ It’s a great resource and fun to read for residents and tourists of all ages.”
Julie DeVillers, co-author of How to Make it Big Writing Books with Jeff Herman, author of Teen Girlfriends and Girlwise: How to Be Cool, Confident, and in Control.

“Jennifer Roy gives the city of Saratoga Springs a wonderful gift with this attractive, well-written and comprehensive book.”
Christine W. Koubek, Washington Post travel writer.

“People don’t know that Saratoga is a great year-round vacation spot.  My experience recently with the Chamber’s ‘Respite Program’ for the NYC firefighters and police involved in the WTC attack has verified that people don’t know that Saratoga is a year round destination, and when they visit it, they love it.” 
Joe Dalton, President, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

About the Author

Jennifer Roy is the author of over twenty books for children and young adults. A former Gifted/Talented teacher, she holds a B.S. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and a M.A. in Elementary Education from the College of Saint Rose. She lives with her family in Saratoga Springs.