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Goint to Albany for September 11-13th weekend

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Goint to Albany for September 11-13th weekend

I will be in the Albany area (actually in Niskayuna) from Sept. 11th to Sept 13th. I will be at a retreat house, but am arriving early Friday and will have the entire afternoon free and also Sunday afternoon for sightseeing. Any suggestions regarding things to see? I enjoy historic homes and museums. I have been to Albany before and have seen about all the main sites there, so want to concentrate on other things, perhaps more near the Niskayuna area since I will not have a lot of time, only a few hours for those two days. I'm getting a rental car so travel is no problem. I'll be traveling alone. Also, any suggestions for some good lunch or dinner places in the area (not expensive, I like good old-fashioned home cooking). I read the Shaker Historic Site will have an arts and crafts festival that weekend, is that worth visiting?

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1. Re: Goint to Albany for September 11-13th weekend

What a perfect weekend for you! This is Heritage Weekend and many historic sites are offering discounted or free admission. Here is the linky for a complete list:


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2. Re: Goint to Albany for September 11-13th weekend

I was going to suggest going west to Cooperstown or north to Saratoga.

But to be honest, that link that is posted above is exactly what you are looking for.

There are a lot of great restaurants in Schenectady. The downtown area has had kind of a revitalization.

One of our favorites is:


426 State Street

Schenectady, NY 12305

(518) 579-3371

Another one that is more of a pub:


38-40 N Broadway

Schenectady, NY 12305-2902

(518) 346-6431

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