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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
Albany Wine And Dine For The Arts Festival
New York State Executive Mansion

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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
Guided walking tour of Ballston Spa, New York
Historical 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!

Life In Color at Times Union Center

The Price Is Right - Live Stage Show

Kenny Chesney - The Big Revival Tour With Chase Rice

Shakey Graves at The Hollow

Upstate Concert Hall at Upstate Concert Hall


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Upcoming Events in Albany

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Next Month (28)
Easter Weekend (2)

Event Venues

The Palace Theatre Albany (33)
Upstate Concert Hall (24)
Times Union Center (13)
Hart Theatre at the Egg (6)

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 $104 / night.

Free Internet, Restaurant.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany
Guest Score:
From $209 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Hyatt Place Saratoga Malta
Guest Score:
From $119 / night.

Free Internet, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Residence Inn by Marriott Albany Airport
Guest Score:
From $149 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albany University Area
Guest Score:
From $119 / 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 Airport
Guest Score:
From $55 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Days Inn Albany SUNY
Guest Score:
From $70 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Super 8 Latham / Albany Troy Area
Guest Score:
From $66 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Super 8 Schenect/Albany Area
Guest Score:
From $65 / night.

Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Travelodge Inn And Suites Albany
Guest Score:
From $51 / 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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