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The history, eateries, culture, shopping, and festivals of Troy and Albany are mere minutes away! To help you discover what the Capital District has to offer, we've compiled a host of regional information for you, including everything from local hot spots and historical sites to hotels and higher education. For example, here are just a few suggestions for you music lovers out there:
- Get some culture and check out a chamber music concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, a grand, two hundred-year-old theater located right in downtown Troy.
- Enjoy a show in the intimate atmosphere of the gorgeous and historic Palace Theatre in downtown Albany.
- Albany's Times Union Center seats 15,000 people and often hosts some of the music's largest stars, from Paul McCartney to the Transiberian Orchestra.
- Visit the famous lawn at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, which hosts concerts and ballets in the summer and early fall months. Plus, you can picnic in the state park right next door!
- See a Broadway show at Proctor's Theatre or the New York State Theatre Institute.
And if you love shopping, you can find a wide variety of stores at Crossgates Mall, one of the largest malls in New York State.
Famous havens like Cooperstown, which is home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Woodstock are a few hours away by car. Take a trip to Manhattan or explore downtown Boston...both are less than three hours from campus. Or, if you want to even more ambitious, get some friends together and take a weekend roadtrip to check out spectacular Niagara Falls, located near Buffalo, New York, or head on up to Montreal, Canada.
But that's not to say you have to travel far out of town to have some fun! The local region offers a perfect trail mix for skiers, snowboarders, hikers, and mountain-bikers. We're about an hour from the Adirondack Mountains of New York, including Lake George, and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Saratoga, NY is even closer and is home to the famous Saratago Race Track in the summertime.