Capital Region

There’s a whole lot to love about Troy and the surrounding Capital Region! Troy is home to an array of unique independently owned shops, a variety of fantastic restaurants, music venues, prestigious colleges, breweries, as well as historically rich and stunning architecture; we’ve even heard rumors that it’s considered to be ‘the new Brooklyn’.

Troy is situated on the eastern bank of the Hudson River with easy access to Schenectady and Albany, the state’s capital. Saratoga, best known for its performing arts venue (SPAC), racetrack, and exciting night life, is a quick 45-minute jaunt up the Northway. The city is an hour’s drive from the breathtaking Adirondack and Berkshire regions, and just three hours and change from NYC, Boston and Montreal, as well as the coast for all those summer beach trips.

To help you enjoy all this area has to offer, we’ve compiled a list of some our faves, along with other helpful info. Feel free to make some popcorn and get comfortable before you read on.

New York State Museum

Located in our state’s capital and operated by the New York State Office of Cultural Education, this museum is the nation’s oldest and largest state museum with exhibits that strive to explore the cultural and natural history of the state.

Mass MoCA

Celebrated museum & performing arts center highlighting the work of contemporary artists, nestled in the beautiful Berkshires region.

Museum of Science & Innovation

Visit the Planetarium or explore the various science-focused exhibits. Fun for all ages.

Troy Night Out

TNO is a monthly arts and cultural event that regularly draws thousands of people onto the streets of Downtown Troy. Taking place the last Friday of each month and featuring different themes, local shops welcome the public until 9:00 PM, often accompanied by an assortment of live entertainment and special promotions.

Photo: courtesy of Downtown Troy BID

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Located in downtown Troy, the Arts Center offers a variety of classes, from dancing to pottery to cooking to entry-level coding. The Arts Center also features exhibits from local, regional, and national artists.

No time for a Vegas trip? No worries, we got you!

Rivers Casino & Resort

Rivers Casino & Resort offers exciting live gaming action and in-casino sportsbook, world-class entertainment, premium dining, and luxurious riverfront lodging at The Landing Hotel.

Saratoga Casino

Spend some time in Saratoga Springs and check out the beautiful Saratoga Casino & Hotel, offering dining, gaming, racing, entertainment, and more!

Troy Farmers’ Market

This year-round, indoor-outdoor market includes live music and nearly 100 vendors. Come see what all the fuss is about and then feel free to fuss about it some yourself.

Photo: Mark Bauman

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