Capital Region, What’s Hot?
The Century House is centrally located in a beautiful corner of upstate NY, which means our guests have access to all kinds of summer fun. With Albany, Saratoga, Lake George, and Troy all nearby, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the rest of the summer sun. Here are some hot places (in no particular order) to check out this summer. And remember, since our house is your house, the Capital Region is your backyard playground!
1. The Crossings - Latham, NY
If you love our nature trail, you’ll also enjoy The Crossings park in the town of Colonie. The 130 acre park offers plenty of space for picnics, walking, playground activity and more, so say hello to the perfect picnic destination!
2. Guptill’s Ice Cream/Car Shows - Latham, NY
After dinner, make a short ride to go back in time while admiring vintage collectables! Located in the Guptill’s Arena parking lot, these sporadic car shows are fun and free near The Century House.
3. Park Playhouse - Albany, NY
Every Summer, check out the Washington Park stage for Park Playhouse. This year, enjoy performances of The Music Man and Ragtime. Free lawn seating too!
4. Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) - Saratoga, NY
By getting a SPAC Classical Season Ticket, or enjoying any show, you won’t be bored this summer! Since the 1960s, audiences have enjoyed performances at SPAC. The Century House also prides itself on its long history, which is one of the many reasons we appreciate all that SPAC has to offer! When you attend a classical series performance, look for our ad in the program to learn how to enjoy a complimentary craft beer or glass of wine in our restaurant after the show!
5. Rocking on the River - Troy, NY
Every Wednesday night from June 7th through August 9th, enjoy Troy’s free outdoor concert series, Rocking on the River. The concerts take place at Troy’s Riverfront Park.
6. Local Festivals
There’s no shortage of festivals around the capital region, with everything from wine and food to music and arts! Check out Summer at the Plaza festivals, Jazz on Jay and Freedom Park Summer Concerts just to name a few!
7. Local Farmer’s Market - Troy, NY
Though there are many around upstate NY, the closest to The Century House is the Troy Farmer’s Market. Check it out along the Hudson River on Saturdays, rain or shine. Over 80 food growers, bakers, chefs, and artisans travel to downtown Troy to deliver you with the Capital Region’s freshest finds.
8. Alive at Five - Albany, NY
Albany’s Alive at Five offers fun, outdoor summer concerts on Thursdays from June 8th to August 3rd at 5pm! These concerts include a variety of music genres and local vendors.
9. Lake George - Lake George, NY
Whether riding rollercoasters at the Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, watching fireworks over the Adirondacks, or enjoying life beachside, Lake George is only a short drive from The Century House in Latham.
10. Tri-City ValleyCats - Troy, NY
For all the sports fans out there, catch a ValleyCats game for stadium food, fireworks, giveaways, and to watch baseball, of course! The ValleyCats, a Houston Astros affiliate team, plays in the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, locally known as “The Joe” near Hudson Valley Community College. June 22 through September 7th go check out the Cats!