Whether you are joining us for a campus tour, one of our exciting admission events, or are just passing through the area, you can experience life at Sage the same way our students do – through a lively social scene, great restaurants, and lots to do both on and off campus.
Russell Sage College
Where to Eat
- Dine on campus in McKinstry Dining Hall, where our pizza, pasta, salads, international selections, and more all have a focus on lean meats, whole grains, and vegan alternatives.
- Lucille’s Café, located in the Shea Learning Center, offers grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, and even frozen yogurt.
- Swing into BootLegger’s at 200 Broadway for your favorites from the grill.
- Pair southern-style BBQ with a Hudson River view at Dinosaur BBQ on River Street.
- From the Philly to the Fire Bird to the Plain Jane, try a unique quesadilla combo at Muddaddy Flats on Third Street.
- Slide into Slidin’ Dirty on First Street – the area’s food truck turned restaurant.
- A student favorite for satisfying your sweet tooth: Sweet Sue’s on River Street.
- Get your caffeine fix (and a breakfast sandwich) at the Daily Grind on Third Street.
- Family owned and operated = authentic. The Greek House on Third Street won’t disappoint.
What to Do
- Stroll through the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market, where more than 80 local bakers, chefs, and artisans sell fine, fresh goods.
- Shop or dine downtown at Troy Night Out. Among the evenings’ many themes: Sage Night Out!
- Baseball season in full swing? Catch a Tri-City ValleyCats minor league game at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium (also called “The Joe”).
- See a show or tour the renowned Troy Music Hall (known internationally for its acoustics!).
- Visit any of the city’s historic parks – Washington Park, Riverfront Park, Frear Park, or Prospect Park.
- Get in the holiday spirit at the Annual Troy Victorian Stroll.
More about Troy: downtowntroy.org
Where to Stay
Below are some examples of nearby hotels (all within 20 minutes of the Russell Sage College campus). Please contact lodging for current rates and the best route for your arrival.
- Best Western / Franklin Square Inn, 1 Fourth St., Troy, 518-272-8800
- Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick St., Troy, 518-272-1700
- Century House, 997 New Loudon Rd., Rt. 9, Latham, 518-785-0931
- Hampton Inn, 981 New Loudon Rd., Latham, 518-785-0000
- Holiday Inn, 205 Wolf Rd., Albany, 518-458-7250
- Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd., Albany, 518-458-8444
- TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 1379 Washington Ave., Albany, 518-435-1900
- TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 22 Holland Ave., Albany, 518-860-1500
- TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 5 Forts Ferry Rd., Latham, 518-362-8990
Sage College of Albany
Where to Eat
- Get a taste of life at Sage with a slice from Sage Pizza, a made-to-order sandwich from Stacks Deli, or a plate of your favorite comfort foods from the buffet. The Kahl Campus Center Main Café has an option for everyone. (Ask about our Endless Eats meal plan.)
- Hazel’s Café, located in the Library, is stocked with perfect post-campus tour eats: coffee, sandwiches, salads, and desserts.
- Called a “sports fan’s paradise” and a hot spot for our Gators: Recovery Sports Grill on New Scotland Avenue.
- Praised for its pizza and known as the home of Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band, The Fountain draws locals and out-of-towners alike.
- Eat in or carry out from the local Panera Bread, less than one mile from our campus.
- Wood-fired pizzas, locally sourced ingredients, and a family friendly atmosphere make Restaurant Navona on New Scotland Avenue a perfect place to go with mom and dad.
- Self-proclaimed sushi connoisseur? Check out Sake Café, also on New Scotland Avenue.
- A deep-fried, late-night student favorite: Chicken Joe’s on Yates Street.
- Add even more zest to your visit at Salsa Latina on Central Avenue.
What to Do
- Pick your own apples and berries, or stock up on cider donuts at Indian Ladder Farms – founded the same year as The Sage Colleges in 1916!
- Brush up on New York’s cultural and natural history at the New York State Museum.
- Check the calendar at Times Union Center for year-round events ranging from the circus to NCAA championships to big-name concerts.
- Browse the racks or see a movie at either of the area’s two great malls: Crossgates or Colonie Center.
- Walk through Washington Park – home of the Lakehouse amphitheater, monuments, tennis courts, bike paths, and Albany’s annual springtime Tulip Festival.
- Lace up your skates at the Empire State Plaza ice rink.
More about Albany: alloveralbany.com
Where to Stay
Below are some examples of nearby hotels (all within 20 minutes of the Sage College of Albany campus). Please contact lodging for current rates and the best route for your arrival.
- Hilton Garden Inn, 62 New Scotland Ave., 518-396-3500
- Towne Palace, 22 Holland Ave., 518-860-1500
- Renaissance Albany, 144 State St., 518-992-2500
- Fairfield Inn, 74 State St., 518-434-7410
- Holiday Inn, 300 Broadway, 518-434-4111
- Courtyard Marriott, 168 Wolf Rd., 518-482-8800
For more information or to plan your visit to either campus, contact Admission at 518-244-2217.