I have a weird fascination with visiting state capitals, so when I found myself working in Albany for several weeks, I knew I needed to visit the New York state capitol building. When a previous business trip took me to the Albany area a couple of years ago, I wandered around the building, but since I hadn’t done any research, I was unaware that regular people like me could explore inside the capitol building. In fact, guided tours of the New York Capitol are available daily, and visitors are free to explore the building on their own. And a bonus for business travelers who are busy during the day: it’s open until 7 pm on weekdays.
The New York Capitol is a beautiful historic building with a very European feel, plus a little touch of Hogwarts.