Albany New York
A view of the countryside from Saratoga National Historical Park
Lake fishing on a fall day in Fulton County
The New York State Capitol atop State Street in Albany
Inside the ornate and historic Proctors Theatre in Schenectady
Cohoes Falls, a waterfall on the Mohawk River, at Falls View Park
Enjoying a meal with locally sourced ingredients at Chianti Il Ristorante
Tri-City Valley Cats baseball game at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy
Thoroughbreds rush to the finish line at Saratoga Race Course
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Outdoors, culture and dining in the crossroads of the Northeast
One of the main outdoor attractions in the Capital-Saratoga Region is Saratoga Spa State Park. The rejuvenating mineral springs have attracted health-wise visitors for centuries. Today, you can enjoy a surprisingly diverse array of park attractions, including a pool complex, mineral baths, golf courses, nature trails, snow sports in winter and several museums and performing arts venues. It’s a must-visit place in the area. In Albany, take a peaceful walk through the gardens at Washington Park, famous for its annual tulip festival and once named one of the 100 Most Important Parks in the USA by the American Association of Architects.
History, Arts and Culture
In 1777, the British surrendered to Colonial soldiers at the Battle of Saratoga. Learn about this pivotal moment in world history and see the original battlefield at Saratoga National Historical Park. Families can enjoy the outdoors and get a day of history and culture at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, known for its antique carousel and home of the historic Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs History Museum and Saratoga Arts Center. See the 9/11 exhibit at the New York State Museum, and discover more than 300 years of regional art at the Albany Institute of History and Art. Don’t miss a thoroughbred horse race at the legendary Saratoga Race Course. If you enjoy performing arts, the Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany Symphony Orchestra and Proctors Theatre host world-class concerts and plays.
Local Culinary Options
With the fertile Hudson Valley as the region’s backyard, it’s no wonder the dining scene in the Capital-Saratoga Region is so irresistible. Fine dining is abundant in Albany. Try Angelo’s 677 Prime, Yono's and Jack's Oyster House for a truly impressive meal. Dine amid history at the Olde Bryan Inn, built in 1835 in Saratoga Springs, or appreciate the countryside setting and seasonal menu at Longfellows , housed in a historic barn. Looking for a cold beer, local wine or craft spirit to accompany your meal? Order a pint at Druthers Brewing, take a distillery tour at Albany Distilling Company, sample cider made from local apples at Nine Pin Cider Works or sip a glass of Riesling on the outdoor patio at The Saratoga Winery.
Dutch settlers gave the region the name Sarachtoge in the 1600s, and the heritage is honored at a Tulip Festival each May.