Albany, Troy and Watervliet, are other places in the area which are also worth exploring.
The Egg, one of the most famous attractions in the entire country is only 3 miles (5 kilometers) to the southwest.
Holiday makers in Menands, looking for something different, should make tracks to the cultural attractions nearby. Join a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the wonderful exhibits at the New York State Museum, USS Slater and the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum. Go and see a live show at the Albany Berkshire Ballet and the Capital Repertory Theater. Acclaimed art galleries, include the Albany Institute of History and Art.
When it’s time escape the city, visit one of the many nearby green spaces. To breathe in the fresh air of a green urban park head to Washington Park and the Albany Riverfront Park.
See what is in fashion locally and spoil yourself with a new wardrobe in some of the nearby malls and markets such as Westgate Plaza.
Watch local sporting heroes, the Tri-City ValleyCats, take to the field in the nearby Joseph L Bruno Stadium. To look like a local, don’t forget to pack some red, grey and white, the colors of the Tri-City ValleyCats.
When it’s time to slow down after a long day exploring the delights of Menands, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Ramada Plaza Albany, the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown, or the Hilton Albany.