Discover a fascinating mix of attractions and architectural styles, with the state capital Albany and the thriving city of Troy surrounded by tranquil farms, woodlands and scenic lakes, including the 29-mile-long Great Sacandaga. The cultural scene is strong, with an excellent variety of theatres and restaurants across the region. There is also a high level of sporting interest, Saratoga Race Course, America’s oldest sporting venue (1864) is rated a World’s Top 10 Sporting Venue by Sports Illustrated. Thoroughbred racing takes off in July and runs through Labor Day. Saratoga Casino & Raceway presents harness racing, gaming, and top comedians and musicians. Or for a unique experience, discover the beauty and excitement of world-class Saratoga Polo.