Top 10 Things To Do In Troy, NY

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Troy, NY is home to many unique attractions you can’t find anywhere else. Looking for some fun? Here’s a guide to the top 10 things to do in Troy, NY.


Shmaltz Brewing Company

Shmaltz Brewing Company is an American Craft brewing company. Visit their tasting room where you can sample their full lineup of award-winning IPAs, sours, specialty releases and a constantly changing selection of vintage, rare, and high ABV delights. Shmaltz also distributes in 15 states along the east coast, midwest, and western states.


Joe Bruno Stadium

Home of the Tri-City ValleyCats and also known as “The Joe,” the 4,500 seat stadium is located on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College, right in the heart of Capital Region.

The ValleyCats are a summer staple, delivering entertainment to all ages in the form of America’s favorite pastime – baseball. The facility has an open-air concourse giving every seat a great view of the field. All seats are extra wide and provide ample leg room. Visit the many food vendors for your favorite game-time grub and enjoy the t-shirt cannons & entertainment between innings.  You’re sure to have a great time at this ballpark!


The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology

The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) is the region’s only science center designed specifically for children. They provide an engaging, child-directed learning environment that enables children to learn and grow through play. Designed for children ages 18 months through 13 years old, the Museum enables children to investigate, observe, analyze, and build in a pressure-free environment by pairing innovative educational tools and techniques with engaging exhibits and facilitated programming to support active learning.


The Arts Center of the Capital Region

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is the region’s biggest proponent of the arts and creative education, expression, and appreciation. It is a private, not-for-profit corporation that began life as the Rensselaer County Council for the Arts in 1962.

They are known for their wide range of high-quality classes for adults and children, arts camps for children and teens, highly acclaimed exhibitions and performances, and funding and technical support for arts organizations and artists.


Troy Waterfront Farmers Market

Held every Saturday year-round, the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market is one of the most popular attractions in New York’s Capital Region, with more than 100 local vendors through the summer season. From May through October, the market transforms the heart of downtown Troy into a charming open-air street festival and moves inside from November through April.


Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Opened in 1875, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is a National Historic Landmark that hosts performances of celebrated musical artists and groups. It draws visitors for its architecture, grand organ, and for having one of the best acoustical spaces in the world. The music hall is a must-see for lovers of live concerts.


Oakwood Cemetery

Historic Oakwood Cemetery features the Earl Chapel, a world-class architectural treasure, and is alive with history and recreation, offering the chance to enjoy nature and participate in special events.

Stroll the historic grounds and visit the graves of America’s forebears. At Oakwood, you will find comfort, solace, and contemplation while communing with nature.


Troy Night Out

The streets of downtown Troy come alive with music and culture where you will discover plenty of local businesses, art galleries, fine restaurants, and unique boutiques of all varieties. Held the last Friday of every month, Troy Night Out is the perfect time to enjoy Troy, with specials, sales, and promotions around every strollable city-corner.


Taste of Troy Food Tours

Taste of Troy Food Tours believes the best way to experience a city is through food which tells the story of an area’s people, history, and culture. They put Troy and the Capital District on the culinary tourism map by combining sightseeing and a meal in one delicious experience.

Their goal is to help spread appreciation of Troy’s vibrant culinary renaissance. By telling Troy’s and Albany’s story through the partnerships they’ve created with local establishments, their tours help promote the city’s businesses and entrepreneurs.


Slidin’ Dirty

Slidin’ Dirty is a family business that has been serving the greater capital region of New York with a unique slider menu since 2012. Their upscale restaurant has a wide variety of delicious food, including vegan options, salads, and macs. They also have a food truck and catering services for all special occasions.

Slidin’ Dirty is a must-see stop!