21 Reasons To Put New York’s Capital District on Your Bucket List
For almost every school kid in New York State, the New York Capital District always meant only one thing. Field Trip!!
The cities of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy are only separated by about 5 miles from each other. There is so much history here that one could spend a full weekend exploring the region.
But this list is a little different. We have compiled a short list of 21 places we think you should put on your next bucket list when you travel to the Capital District. It includes several fantastic restaurants, a great theatre, some oddities (who was Lawrence the Indian and why is he a beloved statue in Schenectady's historic Stockade District?). And what about that gigantic dog up on the roof in downtown Albany? He looks real familiar but what is that all about?
Of course this list could have included more than 100, or 200 more stops along the way, but we think this list touches base on a lot of things visitors like to seek out when they travel.
So take a look and the next time you are in the Capital District grab a Famous Lunch hot dog, a glass of German beer in a glass stein in a biergarten, and then walk the paths of one of the most honored rose gardens in New York State. Or try your luck at New York's first state licensed casino. Or take a cruise down the Hudson.
You get the idea. Have fun!