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Albany Tourism & Sightseeing

Albany Tourism and Sightseeing
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!

Top Albany Attractions


Albany is the perfect example of history and new-age technology melding together, filled with more than 400 years of gorgeous architecture and the top research facilities and factories in the country. With a mix of museums, historic buildings, and new innovative programs there's a tour or activity for everyone.

Empire State Plaza
Albany Institute of History and Art
USS SLATER
Lights In The Park
Albany Wine And Dine For The Arts Festival

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Top Things To Do In Albany


Albany prides itself on being home to a variety of shopping malls, independent stores, and top of the line cuisine running the gamut from a quick bite to 6 course gourmet meals!

Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commision And Discovery Center
Proctors Theatre
Guided walking tour of Ballston Spa, New York

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Top Albany Events


More than a dozen large festivals call the Albany area home, from Lark Fest and Holiday Lights in the Park to Jazz Fest and Alive at Five - weekly concerts held during the summer. The top event in the area hands down is Tulip Fest. For the past 64 years thousands upon thousands of people have come to Albany's Historic Washington Park Mother's Day weekend to enjoy the more than 100,000 tulips, along with concerts, artisan stands, a variety of foods, and more spring related fun!

Albany Symphony Orchestra at The Palace Theatre Albany

12/07/2014
Albany Symphony Orchestra at The Palace Theatre Albany

04/18/2015
Monster Jam at Times Union Center

01/16/2015
Monster Jam at Times Union Center

01/17/2015
Kill the Noise at Upstate Concert Hall

11/09/2014

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Upcoming Events in Albany

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Veteran's Day Weekend (2)

Event Venues

The Palace Theatre Albany (13)
Times Union Center (6)
Upstate Concert Hall (4)

Top Places to Stay in Albany


Stay at the best rated hotels in Albany. To ensure accuracy, our Albany hotel guest scores come only from actual customers! That way, you can count on accurate reviews from real guests! The following places to stay in Albany, NY are the higest ranked by our customers. Click through to see individual scores and review comments. With over 96,000 reviews of hotels in New York alone, you can't go wrong!

Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport
Guest Score:
From $139 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany
Guest Score:
From $174 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Hyatt Place Saratoga Malta
Guest Score:
From $260 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Residence Inn by Marriott Albany Airport
Guest Score:
From $179 / night.


Free Internet.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albany University Area
Guest Score:
From $169 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.

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Inexpensive Places to Stay in Albany


Why pay more? If you are looking for inexpensive hotel reservations, these hotels in Albany, NY are at least 30 percent less than the average room rate of $90.

Days Inn Albany SUNY
Guest Score:
From $70 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Days Inn Latham Albany Airport
Guest Score:
From $71 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Super 8 Latham / Albany Troy Area
Guest Score:
From $55 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Travelodge Inn And Suites Albany
Guest Score:
From $55 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Travelodge Inn and Suites Latham
Guest Score:
From $43 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.

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

Albany Weather


More Information


Find more information about Albany, NY by visiting the local visitor bureau (Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center) or request a visitor guide to be mailed to you!


Albany Visitor Bureau


Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center

Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center


Free Albany Visitor Guide


Albany Visitors Guide

Albany Visitors Guide


Other Destinations Near Albany To Visit


Albany is the heart and soul of the Capital Region which ties into several other counties including Rensselaer County the home of Uncle Sam and Saratoga County the door way to the Adirondacks and home to the famed Saratoga Race Track. All of these great events and locations are a short ride from Albany. Schenectady County, another member of the Capital Region, plays home to the historic Proctors Theatre that plays host to the top Broadway tours, performing arts events, and big name celebrities. Whether you go for a swim in the Adirondacks or enjoy a good show, the Capital Region is the place to visit!


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