Albany and Central New York Travel Guide
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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.
With few exceptions, accommodations in the region fall within the inexpensive-to-moderate range. The cities usually have higher-end business-oriented properties...read more
From price to cuisine, eating out in the Leatherstocking region largely exemplifies middle-American dining. The region's best-known entrée is purely American...read more
Things To Do in Albany and Central New York
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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... Read more
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We stayed at the Fifth Avenue Andaz by Hyatt, which is at 41st and Fifth Avenue facing the Read more
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