Congress Park, in downtown Saratoga

Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs is an incredible place to spend four years.

A ten-minute walk from Skidmore puts you in the heart of a downtown brimming with galleries, clubs, shops (funky and major retail), coffeehouses, and great restaurants. Legendary folk club Caffè Lena, where Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, and Ani DiFranco per- formed, is a local favorite. So is Esperanto, co-founded by a Skidmore professor.

Location? Boston, New York City, and Montreal are approximately a three- hour car ride from campus. And the nearby Adirondacks, Berkshires, and Green Mountains provide amazing recreational opportunities.

There’s history too: famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battle- field, and the nation’s oldest and most beautiful thoroughbred racetrack. Culture? The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top musicians such as Willie Nelson, Yo-Yo Ma, and Dave Matthews.

"A perfect college town," Saratoga Springs is "extremely fun and accepting
 of college students," with "amazing restaurants" and plenty of shops.  —Best Value Colleges, Princeton Review, 2013