Just 35 minutes north of Emma Willard is Saratoga Springs. Character, history, and charm are just a few of the reasons Saratoga was named as one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. However, this sort of acclaim is nothing new to Saratoga. For centuries, Saratoga Springs has been a premier destination. There is a lot to discover and do, from world-famous horse racing at Saratoga Race Course during the summer to award-winning golf, restaurants and shops.