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Albany and Central New York Travel Guide

Plan Your Albany and Central New York Vacation

Two of New York's most striking areas—the capital region and the Leatherstocking region—share a common history but have somehow managed to become flip sides of the same state coin. Although both played important roles in early American history, the capital region has become a booming governmental, business, and economic capital, while the Leatherstocking region and Mohawk Valley

have matured into peaceful, pastoral, and more thinly populated destinations still basking in an industrial legacy.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Sports mecca. The area has not one but four halls of fame, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, the National Soccer Hall of Fame, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
  2. Memorable meals The entire region is filled with fine dining options, especially in the dozens of restaurants that rely on ingredients almost entirely from central New York.
  3. Eye-popping views Central New York is rich in ways to get a closer look its many rivers, mountains, and forests, including train rides, boat trips, and myriad outdoor activities. The region, one of the first settled by Europeans, is home to some of the oldest and best-preserved churches, mansions, and inns in the country.
  4. Nature's bounty Pick fresh apples from the tree, visit a grove of sugar maples and sample their syrup, or try a dairy's freshest cheese at the region's many family-owned farms and orchards.

When To Go

When to Go

After a long, snowy Northeast winter there's nothing quite like the spring here. The remaining patches of snow are quickly overtaken by early spr...

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