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New York's Capital Region has enticed visitors for 400 years with historic sites, fabulous attractions, family-friendly amenities, and exciting entertaining events. World-class museums, unique galleries, stunning architecture, gourmet restaurants, and welcoming accommodations ensure your Albany experience is legendary. Albany- An Amazing Discovery!  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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Albany Institute of History and Art
Albany Institute of History and Art Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Art Museum in Albany, NY USA

Collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting... Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art, one of the oldest museums in the United States, is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley.


USS SLATER
USS SLATER Top Attraction!
Museum in Albany, NY USA

Restored World War II Destroyer Escort During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and supplies. In the Pacific, they stood first in line to defend naval task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Today only one remains afloat in America.

Albany Distillery, The
Albany Distillery, The things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Tour in Albany, NY USA

Producer of craft spirits on batch at a time! The Albany Distilling Company is a modest operation, producing craft spirits one small batch at a time. It is located in downtown Albany, not far from the site of the city's original 18th century distillery.

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commision And Discovery Center
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commision And Discovery Center
Recreation in Albany, NY USA

The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is the gateway to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, providing visitors with interactive exhibits and activities. Picture a wide open landscape filled with dense shrubs, scattered pitch pines, openings of prairie grass and wildflowers all rooted in sweeping sand dunes. This is the Albany Pine Bush, also known as an inland pine barrens ecosystem.

Crossgates Mall
Crossgates Mall things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Shopping in Albany, NY USA

The Capital Region's premier shopping, dining, & The Capital Region's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.


Guided walking tour of Ballston Spa, New York
Guided walking tour of Ballston Spa, New York
Recreation in Ballston Spa, NY USA

Tour the history-laden village of Ballston Spa on foot! Tours are led by an experienced and knowledgeable local guide. The route is easy to moderate, requiring average walking ability. Walkers stop to observe numerous historic structures and listen to stories of the people connected with them. Walks last about 1.

Historical Walking Tour of Ballston Spa,New York
Historical Walking Tour of Ballston Spa,New York
Recreation in Ballston Spa, NY USA

Ballston Spa History Walkaround, paperback and e-book Ballston Spa History Walkaround: A Guide to Historic Places and Interesting People This is a guide to some historic houses and buildings in the history-laden village of Ballston Spa, in Saratoga County, New York.

Hudson River Way
Hudson River Way
Tour in Albany, NY USA

Pedestrian bridge connecting downtown to the river In August of 2002, Albany residents and visitors were introduced to the newly constructed Hudson River Way (HRW) and the Albany Riverfront Park. The HRW is a pedestrian bridge that connects downtown Albany to the Albany Riverfront Park.

Malta Drive-In Theatre
Malta Drive-In Theatre
Drive-In Movie in Malta, NY USA



Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
National Park in Kinderhook, NY USA

National Historic Site Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is found in Kinderhook, New York. The Eighth President of the United States, Martin Van Buren purchased the estate in 1839 during his Presidency.

miSci, Museum of Innovation and Science
miSci, Museum of Innovation and Science things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Museum in Schenectady, NY USA

celebrate. explore. inspire. Explore science, invention, and imagination. Discover hands-on fun from San Francisco's Exploratorium and exhibits like Inside Out: MRI and You, Fueling the Future and more.

National Bottle Museum
National Bottle Museum things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Museum in Ballston Spa, NY USA
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Preserving the history of America's first major industry The National Bottle Museum is located on Rte. 50 in the heart of the village of Ballston Spa, New York. The museum occupies a three-story brick commercial building in the historic business district of what was once a flourishing resort community in the 1800s.

Regal Crossgates & IMAX
Regal Crossgates & IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Imax Theatre in Albany, NY USA


Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga National Historical Park
National Park in Stillwater, NY USA

National Historical Park Site of the first significant American military victory during the Revolution, the Battles of Saratoga rank among the fifteen most decisive battles in world history.

A Magical Cirque Christmas at The Palace Theatre Albany
A Magical Cirque Christmas at The Palace Theatre Albany things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Nov 25, 2019 (Monday) Theater event in Albany, NY USA

A Magical Cirque Christmas November 25, 2019 at The Palace Theatre Albany in Albany, NY 7:00PM

A Military Comedy Night at Albany Capital Center
A Military Comedy Night at Albany Capital Center things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 30, 2019 (Saturday) Theater event in Albany, NY USA

A Military Comedy Night November 30, 2019 at Albany Capital Center in Albany, NY 7:00PM

Albany Symphony Presents: Magic Of Christmas
Albany Symphony Presents: Magic Of Christmas things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Dec 14, 2019 (Saturday) Theater event in Albany, NY USA

Albany Symphony Presents: Magic Of Christmas December 14, 2019 at The Palace Theatre Albany in Albany, NY 3:00PM

Almost Queen at Hart Theatre at the Egg
Almost Queen at Hart Theatre at the Egg things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Nov 23, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Albany, NY USA

Almost Queen November 23, 2019 at Hart Theatre at the Egg in Albany, NY 8:00PM

Aurora Games Table Tennis Finals - Preferred Seating
Aurora Games Table Tennis Finals - Preferred Seating things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
This Weekend, Aug 25, 2019 (Sunday) Sports event in Albany, NY USA

Aurora Games Table Tennis Finals - Preferred Seating August 25, 2019 at Albany Capital Center in Albany, NY 11:30AM

Aurora Games Table Tennis Semifinals - Preferred Seating
Aurora Games Table Tennis Semifinals - Preferred Seating things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
This Weekend, Aug 24, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Albany, NY USA

Aurora Games Table Tennis Semifinals - Preferred Seating August 24, 2019 at Albany Capital Center in Albany, NY 12:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Albany


Hampton Inn Clifton Park
Guest Score:
From $107 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Residence Inn Albany Clifton Park
Guest Score:
From $139 / night.


Residence Inn Albany East Greenbush/Tech Valley
Guest Score:
From $130 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Villa Marie
Guest Score:
From $76 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Albany


The best time to visit Albany, New York is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the low 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Albany


Month Low Avg High
January 13.3 22.2 31.1
February 15.7 25.0 34.3
March 25.4 35.0 44.5
April 35.9 46.6 57.3
May 46.5 58.1 69.8
June 55.0 66.3 77.5
July 60.0 71.1 82.2
August 58.3 69.0 79.7
September 49.9 60.6 71.3
October 38.8 49.3 59.7
November 30.8 39.2 47.5
December 20.1 28.0 36.0

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