America's Greatest Main Streets
Saratoga Springs, NY
Historic Broadway Avenue looks like a Main Street on steroids, with grand buildings of Beaux-Arts and Colonial Revival styles. It feels almost heroic in scale, but when crowds fill the streets to browse and nosh, it takes on a more accessible feel. Sidewalk cafés and benches beside flowerbeds are perfect for people-watching—especially when the tony thoroughbred set comes to town for the summer horse-racing season.
Worth a Stop: Saratoga Spa State Park captures a slice of yesteryear, when visitors thronged here for the healing waters.