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Spend the day learning about the area’s historical landmarks, then unwind in a rejuvenating spa
The Capital Saratoga Region, located in the northeastern U.S. only a few hours north of New York City, has plenty of sightseeing opportunities and relaxing getaways. Go for a cool and refreshing swim at Saratoga Spa State Park, or get a spa treatment and relax in luxury at the Landing Hotel and Splash Spa. Visit the Capitol Building to learn about the history of New York State’s government and then go on a boat tour to see the sights from Albany to New York City. The Capital Saratoga Region has everything you need for your next vacation.
Saratoga Spa State Park
A National Historic Landmark, Saratoga Spa State Park is known for its diverse cultural, esthetic and entertainment resources. Not only does the park offer traditional recreation opportunities such as swimming pools, trails and picnic areas, but it is also home to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Spa Little Theater, the National Museum of Dance, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, the Gideon Putnam Resort and the Roosevelt Baths and Spa. Visitors will find recreational activities for all ages, from the Victorian pool with vaulted walkways to the kiddie pool with a mushroom fountain, the golf course and the theaters.
A ballet at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center
The Landing Hotel and Splash Spa at Rivers Casino & Resort
The Landing Hotel is a luxury resort that offers panoramic views of the beautifully scenic Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady. This new hotel is part of the Rivers Casino and features spacious king rooms with wrap-around balconies as well as an outside patio with live entertainment, a sun room and a fitness center. A full-service spa, the Splash Spa offers a full suite of beauty and relaxation treatments that will pamper visitors and leave them feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Enjoy your stay at this luxurious resort while you enjoy sightseeing around the area.
A view of the Mohawk River in front of The Landing Hotel
The Capitol Building
Located at the top of State Street hill in Albany, the New York State Capitol building has been the seat of government for New York State since the 1880s. Built under the direction of five architects over a span of 32 years, the building is a magnificent example of late 19th-century architecture. Free guided tours and self-guided audio tours of the building are available. Visitors will find plenty of shopping, dining and hotel accommodations in the immediate area.
Exterior of the New York State Capitol Building
Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
Climb aboard the Dutch Apple II for a scenic tour of the Hudson River. Built in 1986, this boat is based on popular dayliners that used to ferry passengers among ports all along the Hudson River, from Albany to New York City. Cruises are accompanied by a Hudson River historian, who offers colorful narration about the history of the area and points out sights along the way. Roundtrip cruises last about one and a half hours, and a full cash bar and snacks are available.