Plan a day in the New York state capital, Albany, which is located near the junction of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers 155 mi/250 km north of New York City. It was founded in the 1650s as a village called Beverwyck, surrounding the Dutch Fort Orange. The name was changed to Albany after it was acquired by the English in 1664.
The center of modern activity in Albany—and the most noticeable landmark—is the Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, a huge complex of government buildings and th... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.