hello kind and knowledgeable tripadvisor folks
my 16 year old son and i will be taking campus tours of union college, albany medical center, and RPI on thursday 8/21. we are driving up from lehigh university in bethlehem PA the day before. neither of us have been to this area of NY before.
would you recommend we stay in schenectady, albany, or troy? i'm hoping one of these towns has a college vibe, or is artsy, historic, etc.