If you are new to the area or just looking to explore, the Capital Region has a lot to offer! Multiple attractions are available within close proximity.
The Times Union Center in downtown Albany hosts a variety of musical talents, entertainment shows and sporting events! During the summer months, take a quick drive north to Saratoga for one of their many concerts, ballets or symphony’s. You can also check out Broadway musical performances and a variety of other performances at Proctors Theater in Schenectady.
Downtown Albany has a lot to offer when it comes to dining and nightlife. If you’re interested in upscale dining, 677 Prime or Jacks Oyster House are great restaurants to check out. Like country music? Stop by The Barrel Saloon to experience live music or take a ride on a mechanical bull. If you’re looking for an Irish bar, stop by Graney’s Bar and Grill or Graney’s Stout! Head across the river to historic downtown Troy to visit Brown’s Brewing Company which offers their very own craft beer and American fare. If barbeque is more your style, try the famous Dinosaur BBQ! Take a quick drive north to downtown Saratoga and you’ll find a wide variety of dining and nightlife options all within walking distance. From traditional American fare to Indian, Mexican and Italian, there is something to please everyone’s palette.
The Capital Region offers shopping experiences to suit everyone’s needs. Visit Crossgates Mall or Colonie Center in Albany to shop the variety of stores they have to offer. Stuyvesant Plaza, also in Albany, offers an upscale, outdoor shopping experience. For boutique shops, visit Saratoga where you will find multiple options all within walking distance. A short drive to the east of the Capital Region are the Lee Premium outlets and to the south you will find the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.
The Capital Region offers a variety of outdoor activities and is just a short drive to the Adirondacks where you can ski or hike their many mountains. In Lake George, there many water sports to enjoy including kayaking, parasailing or boating, to name a few. Visit Lake
George Village for a weekend getaway of shopping, food and fun while camping at one of their many sites. Enjoy a day at the races by heading to Saratoga where nationally recognized Saratoga Race Course offers horseracing during the summer months.
The Capital Region is full of fun activities for your kids to enjoy! The Great Escape Amusement Park, located in Lake George, has many thrills to offer kids of any age. Visit nearby Adirondack Extreme for a tree top adventure park everyone is sure to love! Guptill’s Arena in Cohoes offers the largest indoor roller skating rink in the area and Coney Island Express, right next door, has delicious ice cream!