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What to Do in Albany: Must See Attractions

Albany Attractions

Albany. A buzzing state capital that's packed with great things to do. You'll want to bring a pair of good walking shoes if you’re hoping to see all that this captivating city has to offer. What does your perfect itinerary have in store for you? Get ready to find out.

Learn what makes Albany tick with some of the most popular tours & day trips. Browse through our top 17 fun activities in Albany, and rest easy knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Albany with Kids

There are loads of fun things to do with your kids in and around Albany. Keep the gang entertained with our family friendly experiences.

Free Things to Do in Albany

Some say the best things in life are free. Check out the following around Albany:

Westland Hills Park - If you want to increase the fun factor on your break, this is the place to do it.

Hudson River Way - Architecture fan or not, there's a good chance you'll be awed by this landmark's modernistic design.

Corning Tower - Get educated on some of the historical events of the region through this attraction.

Albany Riverfront Park - If you relish digging about the garden, this attraction will excite your inner green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Albany

Downtown Albany

Downtown Albany is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Times Union Center and New York State Capitol Building while you're in town.

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Seward Place

While Seward Place isn't home to many top sights, Rivers Casino & Resort and Proctors Theater are some notable places to visit nearby.

Stockade Historic District

Visitors to Stockade Historic District enjoy its casinos, and if you want to do some exploring, Rivers Casino & Resort is worth a stop.



If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Melrose and surrounding area, you can visit Westgate Plaza and Times Union Center.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Albany on a sunny day?

You wouldn't want to be locked up in your hotel room when you could be outside experiencing an All-Inclusive Luxury Group Tour of Vermont.

What to do in Albany on a rainy day?

A All-Inclusive Luxury Group Tour of the Berkshires is a fantastic indoor activity to sign up for if the weather forecast isn't great.

What is Albany famous for?

No trip to Albany is truly complete without visiting The Egg and New York State Museum.

What should I not miss in Albany?

You'll want to put these attractions high on your must-see list to make the most of your trip:

  • Times Union Center
  • Palace Theater
  • Washington Park
  • New York State Capitol Building

Are there cheap things to do in Albany?

If you're eager for some fun without emptying your piggy bank, try these tours and experiences:

What can you do in Albany for free?

You could store your cash in the hotel safe for the day, because these cool attractions can be seen for nothing:

  • Washington Park
  • Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
  • Rivers Casino & Resort
  • Empire State Plaza Convention Center