This six-county region includes Albany, the grand capital of
New York State.
But there is so much more. History at every turn. Beautiful farms. Revitalized small cities like Troy and Schenectady. Public art spilling out everywhere. The one-of-a-kind Saratoga Springs offers world-class thoroughbred racing, live outdoor performances at SPAC, a famous spa and a cutesy-chic downtown perfect for shopping and dining. Albany’s captivating Empire State Plaza, known for its modernist architecture, features sculptures, government buildings, the New York State Museum and the glorious Egg Center for Performing Arts. Don’t miss the annual Tulip Festival, Check out architecture (the legendary Troy Savings Bank Music Hall) and fun events in nearby Troy. In Schenectady’s vibrant downtown, enjoy the art deco Proctors Theatre and shopping on the cobblestoned Jay Street.