Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York
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Open since 1863, Saratoga Race Course is the oldest thoroughbred racetrack in the country. The racing meet takes place from late July to early September. It's quite a family-friendly place--especially the paddock area, which has picnic tables under shade trees and a small playground. Kids get free admission. There are a lot of food vendors on-site, but you can also bring your own food and drinks in a cooler if you'd like to save money.
Tips for Families
If you're visiting Saratoga in the summer, there's a very nice buffet breakfast served in the grandstand during the morning workouts, followed by a free guided tram tour around the backstretch of the track where you can learn about the history of Saratoga racing.
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