Things To Do in Saratoga, CA
You’ll find plenty of things to do in Saratoga, CA. Whether you are a lover of the great outdoors and nature or channeling your inner wine Sommelier, we’re certain you’ll occupy your time with some great things to do in Saratoga, CA. Saratoga is known locally for its suburban small-town feel, wineries, and high-end restaurants. Visitors often find delight in several things to do in Saratoga, CA with great hiking and mountain biking trails, wine tastings, golf courses, and more.
Our friendly and knowledgeable front desk staff can also recommend some of their favorite activities in and around the Saratoga, CA area. Please give us a call or stop by our front desk to learn more. Please see below for some of our top recommendations for things to do in Saratoga, CA.
One of the most enjoyable (and free) things to do in Saratoga, California is to visit the local trails for hiking and even mountain biking. On a clear day, Hunter’s Point is a 900-ft foothill that offers a panoramic view of Silicon VAlley and the stunning vistas of the cities within it. This medium-level hike is a 4-mile loop with enjoyable and semi-challenging changes in elevation and terrain.
Whether you are a novice or expert rider, horseback riding is one of the many fantastic things to do in Saratoga. Garrod Farms and Riding Stables is a family-owned and operated establishment that welcomes riders of all skill levels. Garrod Farms offers scenic tours, camps, riding lessons, and boarding for horses. Enjoy the 120-acre estate and access to 23 miles of riding trails.
When it comes to things to do in Saratoga, CA, wine tasting and winery tours are high up on many visitor’s lists. Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur or enjoy the fun of tasting several different varietals, you’ll enjoy visiting a few wine hot spots in Saratoga.
The Cinnabar Winery tasting room is a boutique, family-owned space specializing in tasting with light bites. The tasting room is less than a 5-minute walk from the Inn at Saratoga and is the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening sampling wine.
Savannah Chanelle Winery
The Savannah-Chanelle vineyards feature a tasting room in a well-decorated barn, giving off a definite wine-country vibe. Surrounded by the lush Santa Cruz mountains, there is a beautiful sight to be seen at any spot of the estate.
Cooper Garrod Winery
The Cooper Garrod winery is located less than 10 minutes from the Inn at Saratoga and features a mix of red and white varietals from several vintages to try in their tasting room – the Fruit House. Open daily, you can book a private tasting or stop by any day to try some of their delicious wines.
The Mountain Winery
The Mountain Winery provides an incomparable setting for a wide variety of events, including weddings, corporate meetings, dinner parties, holiday parties and especially concerts in their historic concert bowl. They have impressive vistas, with landscaped gardens and redwood groves encircling their terrace, resulting in an ideal outdoor venue. Events are also hosted indoors amid oak casks in the historic stone-masonry Winery Building. Both offer a wonderful environment, unique from any other in the valley.
The Inn at Saratoga suggests you call Rhythm Shuttle for your transportation needs. They serve most local wineries and Mountain Winery night concerts with pickup from the Inn at Saratoga’s Lower Lobby. Check the website above or call for details and reservations (650) 260-3976.
The Inn at Saratoga also recommends Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation for black car services. Please coordinate with them at (415) 357-7955.
House Family Winery
Named the “Most Exciting New Producer in the Santa Cruz Mountains”, House Family Vineyards is more than just excellent wine. Enjoy stunning views atop the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Saratoga and Silicon Valley. The rustic pavilion offers tastings every Saturday and Sunday and most Fridays. Enjoy a mixture of varietals and small bites of join their wine club to enjoy House Vineyards from wherever you live.
Montalvo Arts Center
Montalvo Arts Center is an oasis of culture and nature whose mission is to create and present arts of all types, nurture artists, and use our historic Villa, buildings, and grounds in innovative ways that engage people in the creative process.
Saratoga Historical Park & Museum
The Saratoga Historical Foundation (SHF) was established in November, 1962 by Florence Russell Cunningham. It had its origins in the History Committee of the Foothill Club. Miss Cunningham, a school teacher, was vitally interested in local history and chaired the History Committee.
Winchester Mystery House
The Winchester Mystery House is the famed former residence of Sarah Winchester, widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester. The sheer size of the mansion, odd architecture and supposedly haunted residents make this a top attraction near Saratoga, CA.
Mount Eden Vineyards
Located just 4.5 miles away from the Inn at Saratoga, Mount Eden Vineyards is a boutique historic wine estate overlooking the Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz mountains. They offer various personalized wine experiences by appointment only Monday-Friday.