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Albany Attractions

Like to stay busy while you're on vacation? If so, Albany will be right up your alley. This state capital has options galore when it comes to fantastic food, thrilling activities and impressive tourist attractions. Start working on your to-do list now!

Learn what makes Albany tick with some of the very best tours & day trips. Look into our 16 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 activities to do with the kids in and near Albany. Keep everyone happy 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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Waterford

Stroll along the waterfront at this intersection of rivers and canals. Learn intriguing snippets of history in this tugboat center.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Albany on a sunny day?

A All-Inclusive Luxury Group Tour of Vermont and a City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of New York are excellent outdoor experiences that'll get you out of the hotel.

What to do in Albany on a rainy day?

If the weather is misbehaving and you're searching for something to do, throw down your umbrella and sign up for an All-Inclusive Luxury Group Tour of the Berkshires.

What is Albany famous for?

No vacation in Albany is truly complete without dropping by The Egg and New York State Museum.

What should I not miss in Albany?

If you want to discover the best of this place, add these attractions to your schedule:

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

Are there cheap things to do in Albany?

What can you do in Albany for free?

You could put your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these cool attractions will cost you nothing:

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