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Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020
Travelers to Albany give high marks for the live music scene, college vibe, and popular theater scene. This city also attracts tourists with its hockey games, entertainment choices, and shopping. Top sights in the city include Times Union Center, New York State Capitol Building, and The Egg.
Known for its live music, theaters, and art, the city's cultural venues include The Egg, Palace Theater, and New York State Museum. The city is notable for landmarks like New York State Capitol Building, Corning Tower, and Pruyn House. The city's natural beauty is on display at Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Washington Park, and Westland Hills Park.
In Albany, you'll be able to select from 130 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. These are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:
Other favorite sights in Albany include Times Union Center, Albany Institute of History and Art, and Colonie Center Mall. In the surrounding area, popular places to visit include Saratoga Spa State Park, located 27.8 mi (44.8 km) from the heart of the city, and Saratoga Performing Arts Center, which is 28.1 mi/45.2 km away.
To venture out into the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Albany-Rensselaer Station or Schenectady Station. Albany may not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.