What to do in Albany, NY

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Albany Attractions

If you're after things to do in Albany, you don't need to look too hard to find them. This state capital is overflowing with great tourist attractions that'll keep you busy for days, and even weeks! Grab a pen and prepare to check off the very best of them.

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What to do in Albany

Free Things to Do in Albany

Touring on a tight budget in Albany? Spend time, not money, on fantastic experiences.

Westland Hills Park - Let down your hair and add some more fun to your getaway here.

Hudson River Way - If you're an admirer of modern-day architecture, add this landmark to your itinerary.

Corning Tower - If you want to explore the history of the area through its landmarks, stick this one on your must-see list.

Albany Riverfront Park - Renew your mind, body and soul by spending a little time with Mother Nature.

Things to Do in Albany with Kids

You'll find plenty of fun activities to do with your kids in and near Albany. Keep the gang entertained with our family friendly experiences.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Albany on a sunny day?
A All-Inclusive Luxury Group Tour of Vermont is a terrific way to explore the area and make the most of the weather.
What to do in Albany on a rainy day?
A All-Inclusive Luxury Group Tour of the Berkshires is an excellent indoor activity to sign up for if the weather isn’t behaving.
What is Albany famous for?
The Egg and New York State Museum deserve to be at the top of your sightseeing agenda in Albany.
What should I not miss in Albany?
Put these things high on your must-see list to get the most out of your visit:

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

Are there cheap things to do in Albany?
You’ll find lots of tours and activities here that are just the thing if you’re watching your budget:

What can you do in Albany for free?
You’ll hardly have time to pull your wallet out of your pocket with so many terrific free things to do:

  • Washington Park
  • Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
  • Crossgates Mall
  • Rivers Casino & Resort

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