Attractions

Top Choice Park in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga Springs' boom as a destination for leisure and healing was in large part thanks to the eponymous springs from which early European settlers believed restorative mineral water bubbled forth. At Saratoga Spa …
Top Choice Public Art in Albany

Empire State Plaza

While the plaza's ensemble of architecture surrounding a central pool is hugely impressive, it's the splendid collection of modern American art liberally sprinkled outside, inside and underground the complex that is…
Top Choice Museum in Albany

New York State Museum

There are exhibits on everything from New York's original Native Amerian residents, the state's history of activism, its architectural and engineering marvels and more in this top class museum. A large chunk is dedi…
Top Choice Museum in The Adirondacks

Adirondack Museum

Set on 30 acres, this museum has creative exhibits on the mountains' human-centered stories, from the mining and logging industries to quirky hermits and Victorian tourists. There are lots of hands-on exhibits and a…
Historic Building in Albany

New York State Capitol

Completed in 1899, this grand building is the heart of the state government. The interior features detailed stone carving, carpentry, tile and mosaic work, with highlights being the Great Western Staircase, the Gove…
Museum in Lake George

Fort William Henry Museum

Guides dressed as 18th-century British soldiers muster visitors along, with stops for battle reenactments that include firing period muskets and cannons, at this replica of the 1755 wooden fort. Check online for det…
Fort in Ticonderoga & Essex

Fort Ticonderoga

In a major victory in the American Revolution, the Green Mountain Boys took this fort from the British in 1775. With costumed guides, reenactments, a museum, gardens, a maze and hiking trails, it's easy to spend a f…
Historic Site in The Adirondacks

Great Camp Sagamore

'Great camps,' big compounds of log cabins built for wealthy families, were a popular way of vacationing in the Adirondacks around the turn of the 20th century. Many have been turned into kids' summer camps, but thi…
Museum in Saratoga Springs

National Museum of Dance

Although horse racing and healing spas get much of the attention in Saratoga Springs, the town is also known for its rich history with the performing arts. The National Museum of Dance is the only museum in the coun…
Museum in The Adirondacks

Wild Center

Dedicated to local ecosystems, this hands-on museum has everything from rare frogs to live river otters. Outdoors is a trail to the river and the Wild Walk, connected platforms and bridges in the treetops, with amaz…